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Art: Home


Welcome to the Art Research Guide. This guide will help you find resources that will give you inspiration for your assignments while at ECU. It will also help you cite any works you use to give proper credit to the original artist. The tabs are arranged by the way you will search for these works, for instance, in books, on the web, and in library databases. If you need help, please Ask a Librarian!

Get Inspired!

Image credit: cakecrumbs, DeviantArt, link to project here.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of using this guide, students will be able to:

  • Locate books in the catalog with images that will assist them in getting inspiration for their artwork.
  • Locate images in the database ArtStor for inspiration.
  • Define Creative Commons and locate images that are designated as Creative Commons for use in their artwork. 
  • Cite Creative Commons works, including many different media of artwork.