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Creative Arts Instruction

This guide will offer resources to students to find information on and examples of creative art subjects (including paintings, textiles, and ceramics).

Welcome, Stetson Artists!

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 subjects such as painting, textiles, and ceramics at the duPont-Ball Library. It also offers search tips and information about library services.

OneSearch

OneSearch is a "discovery tool" which searches multiple databases at the same time to help you find books, articles, music, and more. A default search in OneSearch searches content in Worldcat, Academic Search Complete, and ProQuest Research Library. 

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! Call or text 386-747-9028.