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ART 311: History of Pre-Columbian Art: Assignment

Library Instruction Goals

This guide can help you:

Form an approach to initiating the research assignment.

Explore topics for your paper or project. What made you select a particular object?

Explore SU Library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.

Research is a process

Sometimes, a structured approach to research can you to get started
1. Explore topic basics (curiosity and casual web searching)
2. Background (library books)
3. Current research (library databases : journal articles)
4. Support your argument (source citation)

Xiuhcoatl, Fire Serpent

Xiuhcoatl, Fire Serpent

Aztec, late postclassic, 1500-1520 CE, quartz diorite.
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