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.

Writing about art / Henry M. Sayre.

Writing for the visual arts / Mashey Maurice Bernstein.

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.

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.

CSUN Thesis information

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