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ART 245: American Art: Home

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Mary Cassatt, L'Été, 1894, oil on canvas. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to the Simmons Library guide to resources for ART 245. This guide was designed to help you with your research paper on an art object from the MFA. Use the tabs at the top of the page or links in the table of contents for help formulating keyword search strategies and finding articles, books and more on American art.

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Background sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias--provide contextual information and answer straight-forward questions. They include definitions, statistics and other details. You can use this type of source to help narrow your research topic, find data to support your thesis and identify keywords and main ideas to use as search terms. 

Recommended Web Resources

There are a lot of great resources on the web where you can find information about Art as well as collections of images.  Hover your mouse over the links to find out what they contain. Have fun exploring!