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ARHI 270: Art History in Context (Morse)


Welcome!  You've reached the ARHI 270: Art History in Context (Morse) course guide dedicated to the Portrait Exhibition Contributions didactic essay and required annotated bibliography, and to the final reflective assignment, both of which require research.  This guide will provide you with resources and strategies to support the research requirements of these assignments.

This guide can help you:

  • Start the research process
  • Identify databases specific to art and art history
  • Find subject specific sources such books, articles, etc.
  • Create annotated bibliographies in MLA and Chicago styles

If you feel like you need some additional help while working on assignments for your art history classes, you can reach out to the art history librarian, Garrett Traylor. You can communicate with them via email ( or by setting up a research consultation appointment. Research consultation appointments are typically 30 minutes long, and take place in either their office or virtually. To reach out to Garrett, click on the "Email Me" button in the profile box on this screen.

Assignment Requirements

To summarize, you will need:

  • At least four (4) scholarly sources for your portrait exhibition / didactic essay
  • To create an annotated bibliography for your citations using MLA or Chicago styles
  • To use the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art collections to select a portrait for your portrait exhibition / didactic essay (see link below):

Benefits of Creating an Account

When conducting research, you will use our library search, OneSearch. This research guide will walk you through steps on how to best use OneSearch for your research purposes. Before we delve into how to locate the library's resources using OneSearch, it is recommended that you sign in.

Although it is not required that you sign in with OneSearch, it is recommended that you do for several reasons:

  • Renew items on your account
  • Create a list of your favorite items 
  • Export citations
  • View full search results (some databases only show results when you're signed in)
  • Request items from I-Share

Sign in locationTo sign in, you simply need to use your Augustana network ID and password. When you are on your computer, you can locate the sign in option in the upper right-hand corner. You may also click on the "Menu" option, and then click on "Library Card."