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Art History II Library Project

Art History II – ARTS 1112

Annotated Bibliography: Information Competency

The objective of this assignment is to encourage the development of information literacy in students taking art history and art appreciation courses.   Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.*

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. The student will determine the nature and extent of information needed.*
  2. The student will access the needed information effectively and efficiently.*
  3. The student will evaluate information and its sources critically.*
  4. The student will demonstrate his/her information competency through writing or other modes of communication.


Students will use one of the following research questions (SLO 1) to produce an annotated bibliography (SLO 4). 

  • The bibliography will consist of a list three to five sources (books, articles, and documents), with each citation followed by a brief paragraph (four to six sentences) that summarizes and evaluates the source (SLO 2, 3).
  • Sources must be presented in MLA style and be scholarly in content (SLO 3, 4). 
  • Bibliographies will be graded using the attached rubric.

Research Questions

  1. What are some of the ways in which collage played an important role in early 20th century art?
  2. How important was patronship to the development of the Renaissance in Itlay?  How did patronship work during this time?
  3. In what ways did appropriation play a role in Postmodernism?