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Art Appreciation Research Guide

This guide is intended to be a starting point for students taking the Art Appreciation course by providing information on how to obtain books/e-books, peer-reviewed articles, images, and other information.

When to use Books

Use a book for:

  • in-depth coverage of a subject  

  •  history and chronology    

  •  overview of a big topic    

  •  background information  

  •  bibliographies of additional sources. 

Suggested Books

E-book Databases

You can directly search for e-books from the library catalog. However, you can also go to the specific library database in order to search for an e-book. The Library offers access to nearly 200 thousand e-books in all academic disciplines including music. Books may be read online or downloaded for a short loan period to read offline. Here are the most well-known e-book databases that the library subscribes:

Also, here is a list of other e-book databases that the library subscribes. 


G.R. Little Library

Elizabeth City State University