ART4970: Senior Thesis

Welcome

Welcome to the library course guide for your class, Senior Thesis.

This library guide is an excellent place to start your research because it represents a curated collection of resources just for your needs. 

Your Research Paper: A Map to Success

Research.

Use the USF Libraries website to locate:

  • Books
  • Encyclopedia Articles
  • Scholarly Journal articles
    • Locate at least three scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal articles using our database search.
  • Images that support your research topic
    • Resources like ARTstor and Oxford Art Online provide images.

Cite

Cite the sources you have used in your paper:

You are required to create a bibliography with either footnotes or endnotes.

Citing your sources proves that you did research, and gives credit to the thoughts and ideas you gathered while researching. 

  • Use the Notes and Bibliography system from the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.

Label

Label at least one image of the art object or monument you are writing about as a  at least one image of the art object or monument you are writing about as a Figure (see Chicago Manual of Style)

Write

Write a Well-Written Research Paper

  • Use good sources to support the thesis of your paper.
  • Properly format your research paper and bibliography. 
  • Meet with your professor. 
  • Schedule an appointment with the Writing Studio.
  • Consult with your librarian if needed.

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