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ARTH 225: Pleasure and Design in Confinement: Japanese Prints In and After Edo: To Start the Research

How to Develop Research Questions/Topics

Before you begin the search,
Think about
1) What does the assignment ask you to do? And where your research fits into the topic?
2) What kinds of scholarship available on the topic you are doing research?

--- To understand the types of sources: PRIMARY SOURCES vs SECONDARY SOURCES

3) Are there scholars who disagree about the topic or have different positions about the topic?

Research Help

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Where to start your search?

Summon logo  can help you search the library catalog (OBIS), many of the full text and article indexing databases, as well as digital repositories from colleges, universities, research centers, and other open-access archives on the web. 



Subject-Heading Search (in OBIS)

Be aware of the variation of the terms: such as Block Printing; or Color Prints, or Wood-Engraving; or Ukiyoe etc. 
Sample Subject: 
Color prints, Japanese -- Exhibitions
Ukiyoe -- Japan -- Tokyo

Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868

Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868

Japan -- Civilization -- Edo period, 1600-1868    and more...