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Compare a on the same topic (i.e. an artist of your choosing). How in depth is the information? What tone do they use? What sources are provided? scholarly article to a popular source
- ARTS 1301: may choose anyone before 1970
- ARTS 1303, 1304: remember to choose within the time period your class covers!
You will need to write an MLA-style works cited for your articles.
Skills to Flex:
- Know the distinction between popular and scholarly sources of information
- Locate one of each discussing the same topic
- Create an MLA citation for each
- Compare and contrast how your two articles handle the topic of your artist
Example Pair of Articles:
Example Pair of Non-Art-Related Articles:
You'll be assembling a list of resources to help out other people trying to research your artist, using a mix of scholarly and popular sources. Each one should be cited and include an explanation of how that source will be helpful.
- short, introductory paragraph about your artist
- annotated citations for 8 total sources:
- 3 books (perhaps a scholarly book?)
- 2 articles from the library databases (perhaps a scholarly article?)
- 3 Internet sources (remember your evaluation criteria from your comparison assignment!)
- Hint: you're not going to find scholarly websites. You might find a scholarly article on a website freely available, but websites themselves are not.
- MLA format for the page and the citations
Example Guide from the librarian
Just to give you an overall sense of what you should be producing. Note, I didn't do all 8 sources, but I did include an example for a variety of source/citation types.
For this final, end-of-semester project, you'll be creating a brochure, a little in the style of an exhibition catalog, for your artist, focusing on a specific work of art.