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Art History 370: Junior Year Writing

Academic research

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What is a "refereed" or scholarly article?

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Art History 370: Junior Year Writing

This guide is designed to aid you in your research. It has a section on book searches, a page for the best academic databases, and, at the left, a number of PowerPoint presentations on how to use the library more effectively for your classwork.

The Library subject page for art & architecture is here.

A PowerPoint which summarizes the main points of your library session can be found here.

A shorter PowerPoint illustrating much the same principles can be found here.



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RefWorks is a bibliographical management software which will help you organize your citations, articles, books, etc. paid for by the UMass Amherst Library, that the UMass Amherst community can access from the Library website. RefWorks collects, stores, and organizes citations from books, articles from databases, web sites, and other sources. RefWorks automatically converts citations into properly formatted bibliographies

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