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ART 4253: Publication Design

Fall 2020: This page lists library and internet sources for your publication design assignments:

Project 1: "Get Out the Vote": League of Women Voters, voter registration information

Project 2: Harlem Renaissance, and Black authors: Zora Neale Hurston, Kwame Alexander 

Project 1: Get Out the Vote!

In Project 1, you will research voting issues. Start your research with The League of Women Voters which is an organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Project 2: Harlem Renaissance, Black authors: Zora Neale Hurston, Kwame Alexander

 

In Project 2, you will research the Harlem Renaissance, and Black authors: Zora Neale Hurston and Kwame Alexander. The Harlem Renaissance refers to the early 20th century cultural mecca of the Harlem area of New York City. Hurston wrote the classic American novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Alexander is an award-winning children's book author.

 

Harlem Renaissance (ca. 1920s - 1930s) The Harlem Renaissance refers to the early 20th century cultural mecca of the Harlem area of New York City. The Harlem Renaissance was an inspiration for the worldwide  Négritude movement which grew out of Pan-Africanist thought.

  • Suggested databases: Academic Search Complete, Credo Reference, MLA International Bibliography
  • Suggested keywords: "Harlem Renaissance", Négritude, Pan-Africanism

 

 

Zora Neale Hurston (1891 - 1960) was an American writer best known for the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Kwame Alexander  (born 1968) is an American poet, educator and award-winning children's author of The Undefeated, Caldecott Medal, and The Crossover, Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award.

Best Bet Databases

Best databases for ART 4253: Publication Design

Research

To find primary and secondary sources for your ART 4253 assignments, use keywords or search terms for your project

Primary Sources: Autobiography OR Diary OR Interview OR Letters OR Speech

  • Primary sources for Your Search Term at TWUniversal
    • Go to the TWU Libraries home page, twu.edu/library
    • Select Advanced Search
    • In the first drop down menu, select as author/creator
    • In the first search box, enter Your Search Term
    • Click Search button
  • Primary sources for Your Search Term in the databases
    • In the search box, enter Your Search Term
    • In the second search box, enter Autobiography OR Diary OR Interview OR Letters OR Speech

Secondary Sources: Biography OR Criticism OR Review

  • Secondary sources for Your Search Term at TWUniversal
    • Go to the TWU Libraries home page, twu.edu/library
    • Select Advanced Search
    • In the first drop down menu, select in subject
    • In the first search box, enter Your Search Term
    • Click Search ​button
  • Secondary sources for Your Search Term in the databases 
    • In the search box, enter Your Search Term
    • In the second search box, enter Biography OR Criticism OR Review

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