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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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For personal, in-depth assistance with your question, project, etc., please contact a librarian for an appointment.

Som Linthicum
(706) 233-4093

Amanda Mays
(706) 233-4057

Steve Head
(706) 378-2926

Need inspiration?

  • Research Process
    The Rhode Island School of Design has a comprehensive, interactive tutorial about the research process. Note that this guide is specific to research in art history. Use our Research Assistance LibGuides for more relevant information about conducting research for all types of topics.
  • Concept Mapping
    If you are a visual learner, concept mapping is a great way to brainstorm ideas. Think of it as an illustrated thought process.

Helpful Starting Points

The links below are useful sites for beginning a research paper. However, if you need more assistance, research consultations are available. To the left are your friendly librarians who specialize in research.

Other LibGuides

Below are other LibGuides for working through the library research process.

Guide to Citations
by Steve Head - Last Updated Oct 21, 2013
210 views this year
Popular or Scholarly? Tips for Evaluating Periodicals
by Steve Head - Last Updated Jul 8, 2014
383 views this year
Evaluating Web Resources
by Steve Head - Last Updated Dec 4, 2013
This guide helps with assessing websites, blogs and other online tools.
2,276 views this year
Search Strategies: Tips for Working with Databases
by Steve Head - Last Updated Jan 14, 2013
The following guide is an introduction to creating search terms, and using subject headings, keywords and search syntax.
138 views this year

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