Fox, Vance. Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Nighttime. 2008. Photograph. Campus Images, UNR Digital Conservancy, University of Nevada, Reno. Web. 3 May 2011.
Finding Background Information Online
Use one of the online reference sources below to find background information on a topic.
Getting Started with Research
Journals: Scholarly, or peer-reviewed, journals contain articles written by researchers and practitioners in a particular subject area. The authors often have particular specialties. Peer groups of researchers, scholars and professionals within a specific discipline are the audience for scholarly literature. To search the articles within a specific journal, go the Journals tab.
Research Databases: Databases contain collections of hundreds of different scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, and periodicals (magazines and newspapers) that you can search simultaneously. To search for a scholarly article on a specific topic, go the Research Databases tab, choose a database, and enter your search terms in the search boxes at the top of the page. If no full text of your article is available, click on the Find it button to get the full text of the article.
Finding Background Information in the Library
Use a communication reference book like the ones below to find background information about an artist or style.