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Humanities: Art Analysis & Research

This guide will provide you with resources for various courses in the Humanities. This includes databases, books, multimedia, and web material.

Art Research

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Writing About Art

book cover A Short Guide to Writing About Art

 SPC Libraries have copies of the book A Short Guide to Writing About Art (Author Sylvan Barnet)This book is an excellent resource that has basic questions to ask when you are conducting an art analysis.  It also has specific suggestions for writing about painting, sculpture, photography, and more including vantage points, the importance of lines and shapes, color symbolism, etc.

 There are also free versions of older copies of the book available online at the following links:


Google Arts and Culture

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"Discover the inspirational moments, iconic people, and artistic wonders that are available at the tip of your fingers. Google Arts & Culture allows you to immerse yourself in culture with 360 views, zoom in to reveal the secrets of a masterpiece, take behind the scenes tours of palaces and museums, watch kids explain famous paintings to art experts, and so much more. Art changes the way we see the world and the way we see each other, so we invite you to come and expand your horizons with us."

Citation Help

MLA Citations help page

APA Citations help page

Getting Started on Writing Help Page

Library Databases

What is my Borrower ID and PIN? Your borrower ID is your Student Number. The PIN is your month and year of birth. For example, if you were born March 1980 then your PIN will be 0380.

Web Resources