Find information by using KEYWORDS. You can develop keywords by searching reference sources, books, websites, and thesauri, among other materials.
Create keyword lists to better search library tools such as the library catalog and databases.
Be sure to think broadly and narrowly about your topic when developing your keywords.
It is important to gather background information. It can supply context for a better understanding of a topic and is a great way to develop keywords.
Background information on a topic can be gathered from a variety of sources, including textbooks, books, reference materials like encyclopedias, and reputable websites.
When searching for African Art, use keywords and filters that narrow down the medium, location, or time period for better results. Look and see if there are alternate spellings in the subject headings section of a relevant record.
What medium or work type are you searching for?
Peek, Philip M. & Yankah, Kwesi. African Folklore: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2004.
Bostrom, Antonia. The Encyclopedia of Sculpture, Volume One. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004.
Many of the print books SU Libraries owns on the topic of African Art are placed in Course Reserves.
Go to the GAC Library Service Desk to check them out! Check here to see the materials available.