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Researching an Artist

Background Information

Reference books can provide background information on various topics, helping you to better understand your artist or another topic. Typically entries on topics will be brief, between 1-20 pages, and can help you find related topics and areas.

Background information can help you learn about the history, scope, depth, and breadth of your topic. It can be useful to help you understand a subject, as well as give you information to help you narrow a topic.

Credo Reference

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Credo Reference is a online database that contains the full text of more than 900 online reference books. The results in this database will give you brief information about subjects and help you learn more as you narrow your topic. You can also use the mind map feature to explore related artists and topics.

Credo mind map for Michelangelo

Reference Books

These titles are located either in the Reference Collection on the second floor of the L.W. Tyree Library or the Circulating Collection on the third floor. Books in the second floor Reference Collection are available for in-library use only and books in the third floor Circulating Collection may be borrowed. Use the call number to locate the item.

Some books are available online. Look for the word 'eBook' in the call number to identify eBooks. To read the eBook, click the title and then log in.

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