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  • 1. Subject Research Instruction Art History Survey I Art, Design & Media Library (ADML) Subject Librarians : Baharudin Bin Nordin Mei Tan 25th & 26th August 2009
  • 2. BASIC SEARCH 101
    • How to begin your search ….
  • 3. Roman Imperial Art
    • Some possible subject terms …
    • Augustus
    • Roman Imperial Art
    • Ara Pacis
    • Altar of Peace
    • Augustus of Primaporta
    Ara Pacis. 13-9 BC. Marble, approx. 10.5m x 11.6m. Rome.
  • 4. REFERENCE BOOKS
    • Print Resources : Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
    • Good overview of topic
    • Written by experts in the field
    • Useful for tracking obscure art terms
  • 5. Examples of encyclopedias and dictionaries
    • Atlas of World History
    • (N5300.A881)
    • Art History
    • (N5300.S874)
    • Britannica Encyclopedia of Art (N31.B862)
    • Dictionary of Italian Renaissance (DG445.T366)
    • Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols (N7560.H177)
    • Dutch Art Encyclopedia (N6941.D975)
    • Encyclopedia of Comparative
    • Iconography (N7560.E56)
    • Encyclopedia of the Renaissance and the Reformation (CB359.B498)
  • 6. LIBRARY CATALOGUE
    • Searching the library catalogue ….
    • The library catalogue allows a variety of searches by choosing one of the fields
        • Word(s)
        • Author
        • Title
        • Journal Title
  • 7. To conduct a simple search, type the artist’s name under the Word(s) field (i.e. Roman art or Roman imperial art) and click on search ….
  • 8. Searching on the library catalogue Search yields 96 results ….
  • 9. Searching on the library catalogue How to search for more topics in this area ….
  • 10. How to look for relevant e-resources
    • Searching for periodical articles
    • Scholarly articles are important component of any art historical research
    • To locate articles, consult NTU online databases and e-journals
  • 11. LIBRARY DATABASES Subject List : Art and Design
  • 12. The main databases for the study of art and art history include the following
  • 13. LIBRARY DATABASES
    • Three recommended databases for scholarly articles ….
    • Grove Art Online
    • an online encyclopedia covering all aspects of visual art from prehistory to the present day. It also offers online access to over 45000 articles, 20000 biographies, and links to images from galleries and museums around the world
    • JSTOR
    • full access to articles from respectable scholarly journal ranging from art history, anthropology to political science and history and literature
    • Project Muse
    • offers access to 424 prestigious humanities and social sciences journals and full-text to 158862 articles
  • 14. E-journals
  • 15. Recommended E-journals on art history
  • 16. Final note ….
    • BE CAREFUL OF PLAGIARISM !
    • “ To use or pass off as one’s own, the writings and ideas of another, without acknowledging or crediting the source from which the ideas are taken.”
  • 17. Remember to cite ….
    • Give credit whenever you use :
            • any idea, theory, illustration or opinion of other people
            • statistics, graphs, drawings, images of other people
            • quotation of actual spoken or written words of other people
            • paraphrase of spoken or written words of other people
    • If you are not sure, always cite.
    • Follow CITATION RULES
  • 18. Different ways to cite references ….
    • Cambridge Bibliography
    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Chicago Manual of Style
    • Turabian Style
      • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • 19. Cambridge Bibliography examples
    • Book:
    • Battcock, Gregory, The Art of Performance: A Critical Anthology, New York, 1984.
    • Journal article:
    • Smith, John Maynard, “The Origin of Altruism.” Nature, Vol. 393 , 1998, pp. 639–40.
    author Year of publication Title Publisher Journal title Volume no. Year Pages
  • 20. Recommended texts
    • A short guide to writing about art
    • by Sylvan Barnet
    • (Call Number: N7476 B261)
    • Writing about art
    • by Henry M. Sayer
    • (Call Number: N7476 S275)
  • 21. For more help ….
    • Contact one of us :
    • Bahar’s telephone/ 6316 2909
    • email contacts : [email_address]
    • Mei’s telephone/ 6513 7619
    • email contacts: [email_address]