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List your search terms, broadly, narrowly, and as you continue to do your research. Here are a few broad terms:
- architecture -- human factors
- architecture and music
- art and music
- background music and art
- motif and art and music (arts -- themes, motives)
- music in art
- outdoor acoustics and architecture
- sound sculpture OR sound sculptor
- sound installation pieces
- sound art
- urban ecology and acoustics
- visual art and sound
Conducting Research in Art
See tips about conducting research in Art from these museums:
You may also find information on conducting research on other art or museum sites listed under
- blog or other terms
Searching for Contemporary Artists
Check out these tips!
- Search other college and university sites in Google or Bing. Look for digital or special collections that they have. Type in artists name, followed by site:.edu. Organizations can be searched using site:.org.
- Example: Trimpin site:.edu OR Sound Sculpture site:.edu
- Example: Sound sculpture site:.org
- Look through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses for publications on your topic. Look at the References/Works Cited section within these documents for lists of resources.
- Plan your research far enough in advance that you can request books through UBorrow or Interlibrary Loan, or articles via Interlibrary Loan.
- Consider other repositories like Google Scholar or Open Access sources.
- Many videos will also include transcription of the voice. Use "Ctrl-F" to search for terms or names in the transcription to see if your topic is covered in sufficient detail to warrant watching the video.
- ALWAYS write down your search terms, good searches, related terms, and failed searches to avoid going in circles.
- Use RefWorks or Zotero to keep track of your references (even after graduation, you will have access to this account). RefWorks has new features including downloading and saving articles.