Art History and Studio Art: Getting Started

Tips for Masters

Tips for success when in a master's program:

Other useful links:

Art Writing

Writing Guides

A short guide to writing about art/ Sylvan Barnet.
Location: Reference  N7476 .B37 2011
Writing about art / Henry M. Sayre
Location: FLOOR3 BOOK N7476 .S29 2002
Writing for the visual arts / Mashey Maurice Bernstein.
Location: FLOOR3 PE479.A76 B47 2001

Paper & Thesis Preparation

Search the catalog for the subject:

          Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.  or

 Dissertations, Academic--Authorship

Clark, Irene L. 2007. Writing the successful thesis and dissertation: entering the conversation. Upper   Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Available also as a Kindle book

Harmon, Joseph E., and Alan G. Gross. 2010. The craft of scientific communication. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Murray, Rowena. 2011. How to write a thesis. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Wolcott, Harry F. 2001. Writing up qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications.(Floor 3 T11 .W65 2001)

CSUN Thesis requirements




MLA Style and Annotated Bibliography

MLA Style

What is an annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is a list of sources such as books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to help the reader evaluate whether the work cited is relevant to a specific research topic or line of inquiry.


Managing Citations

Citation Formatting Tools

Citation Styles