Subject Research Instruction Art History Survey I Art, Design & Media Library (ADML) Subject Librarians : Baharudin Bin Nordin Mei Tan 25th & 26th August 2009
BASIC SEARCH 101
How to begin your search ….
Roman Imperial Art Ara Pacis. 13-9 BC. Marble, approx. 10.5m x 11.6m. Rome.
Some possible subject terms …
REFERENCE BOOKS Print Resources : Encyclopedias & Dictionaries Written by experts in the field
Useful for tracking obscure art terms
Examples of encyclopedias and dictionaries 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
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance and the Reformation (CB359.B498)
LIBRARY CATALOGUE Searching the library catalogue ….
The library catalogue allows a variety of searches by choosing one of the fields
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 ….
Searching on the library catalogue Search yields 96 results ….
Searching on the library catalogue How to search for more topics in this area ….
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
LIBRARY DATABASES Subject List : Art and Design
The main databases for the study of art and art history include the following
LIBRARY DATABASES Three recommended databases for scholarly articles …. 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 full access to articles from respectable scholarly journal ranging from art history, anthropology to political science and history and literature
offers access to 424 prestigious humanities and social sciences journals and full-text to 158862 articles
Recommended E-journals on art history
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.”
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.
Different ways to cite references …. American Psychological Association (APA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Cambridge Bibliography examples Battcock, Gregory, The Art of Performance: A Critical Anthology, New York, 1984. author Year of publication Title Publisher Journal title Volume no. Year Pages
Smith, John Maynard, “The Origin of Altruism.” Nature, Vol. 393 , 1998, pp. 639–40.
Recommended texts A short guide to writing about art (Call Number: N7476 B261)
(Call Number: N7476 S275)
For more help …. Bahar’s telephone/ 6316 2909 email contacts : [email_address] Mei’s telephone/ 6513 7619
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