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Modern & Contemporary Art (13-317)

This is a course guide for the course TWENTIETH CENTURY ART (13-317).

What's in this guide?


  • Recommended search engines to discover art journal articles


  • Books and videos/DVDs to check out at Northwest
  • Books to borrow from other libraries

  • Guidelines for how to find representative books on various topics related to historical time periods in art history

Art Reproductions

  • Learn how to locate artwork reproductions in library collections for master drawing assignments and other assignments in the visual arts.

Archival Research

  • Resources for conducting primary research on local artists, regional artists, and more. 


  • Learn how to locate streaming video content in the B. D. Owens collections and selected DVD content in B. D. Owens collections


  • Examples of MLA references and in-text citations
  • Link to full MLA guide

Off-campus access

  • Get answers of how to access the library's electronic resources 
  • Find troubleshooting tips

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project
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