ART 340: Museum Studies: Background Info

Professor McNulty, Spring 2016.

Background Info?

Background inforomation may be found in reference sources. 

Image source: British Museum.  GNU Free.  Wikimedia.

Reference sources provide the following types of information on virtually any topic:

  • Reliable background information;
  • Criticism;
  • Articles written by subject experts;
  • Dates, timelines, events, people related to your topic;
  • Biographical information;
  • A list of further readings, normally found at the end of encyclopedia articles.  Use these references as springboards for further research.

Find Reference sources by searching Bishop Library's Catalog.  Click on Advanced Search, choose Type, choose Reference.

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