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*Art & Art History: Art History/Curating


When you search the PLU catalog you can limit to e-books. 

There are also e-books available from major museums.

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Search Strategy Reminder -- Keyword vs. Subject Headings

Almost all of the library's databases have some type of "controlled vocabulary".  They might be called Subject Headings, Descriptors, Topics or even Tags.  In each case the purpose is to group like things (books, articles, images) together. This provides more precise results and ultimately saves you time.


STEP 1: Start your research process by brainstorming a list of keywords related to your topic or question

STEP 2: Use the keyword(s) in your initial search


Step 3: If you find a useful title or article, use the Subject links in the record to refine your search

Art Images

Curation, exhibitions, museums and museum practice

Related subject headings:

art and society -  exhibitions

art galleries

art museum curators

art museums

artistic collaboration

collectors and collecting


group work in art

museum exhibits

museum techniques

museums - curatorship

museums - historiography

museums - management

museums - philosophy

Exhibition design

Related subject headings:

art - exhibition - audiences

art - exhibition - techniques

exhibitions - design