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ARTS 218A: Ceramics (Wheel-Throwing)

A guide created to help students research topics on ceramics.

Welcome, Ceramic Artists!

 Potter's Wheel DSC_0494 by Plashing Vole Welcome to the research guide for your art course. This guide describes databases and search tools that you can use to find images and information on ceramics at the duPont-Ball Library and online. It also offers search tips and information about library services.

  • Ask a Librarian
    • Call or text 386-747-9028 or email with any questions.
  • Request a Research Consultation
    • Set up a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for personalized research assistance.                        

                                                                                                                                                                Photo cred: Potter's Wheel by Plashing Vole

Sources for Background information

For your assignments, you will need relevant information on your chosen work of art. The library has several options for you to use.

Consider using encyclopedias and other reference sources when you begin researching a topic. Some encyclopedias will provide more in-depth information than others, but any general encyclopedia is a good source to consult for background information of your chosen subject area. Most encyclopedias provide the following:

  • Main concepts, including names, dates, places
  • Keywords and subject terms related to topic
  • Lists of related articles or additional resources

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email Call or text 386-747-9028.