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  • Whether artists statement or thesis, needs to be well researched & writtenEthically—artist statement to thesis
  • Art Education

    1. 1. AVT 494: Teaching Critical Response to Art PK-12 <br />March 23, 20104:30PM<br />
    2. 2. Library Resources<br />Library Website:<br /><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…
    3. 3. InfoGuides
    4. 4. Research Portal</li></ul>Library catalog:<br /><ul><li>Books
    5. 5. E-books (Net Library)
    6. 6. DVD, VHS
    7. 7. WRLC and more…</li></li></ul><li>More Library Resources<br />Research Databases<br />Arts Databases<br /><ul><li>Art Fulltext
    8. 8. Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)
    9. 9. ARTBibliographies Modern
    10. 10. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    11. 11. Oxford Art Online
    12. 12. ARTstor</li></li></ul><li>More Library Databases<br />General Databases<br /><ul><li>Academic Search Complete (exs: Digital Creativity, Visual Studies, Visual Anthropology)
    13. 13. ProQuest Research Library (ex: British Journal of Photography, Journal of Glass Studies)
    14. 14. Wilson Omnifile(E-Journal Finder lists art journals, like Art in America,as available here)
    15. 15. JSTOR (exs: Artibus et Historiae, Museum Studies)
    16. 16. Humanities International Complete (exs: Art Asia Pacific, Word & Image)</li></li></ul><li>More Library Databases<br />Education Databases<br />Eric<br />Education Full Text <br />Education Research Complete<br />Other Helpful Databases<br />PsycInfo<br />PsycArticles<br />Digital Dissertations<br />Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive<br />
    17. 17. Types of Information<br />Online Catalog – Books can provide general overview OR detailed insight about your topic<br />Research Databases – access to different types of periodicals (articles, reports…)<br />Primary Sources – Original records like letters, manuscripts, newspapers, interviews, photos, recordings, works of art<br />Reference Sources – From background information to images<br />The Web – benefits and limitations for research<br />
    18. 18. Advantages of…<br />Books<br />Good for background information, timeline, definitions, etc. <br />Length allows author to go more in-depth into a subject<br />Articles<br />More specialized searching<br />Better for newer artists/designers (may not have books yet)<br />More current information—more recently published<br />
    19. 19. Research Checklist<br />State your topic as a question.<br />Identify main concepts.<br />Narrow or broaden your topic.<br />Keep a list of terms that work best for your topic & add to it as you go.<br />This works whether you’re writing a brief paper or an in-depth research paper. It even works for an artists statement, thesis proposal, or bibliography.<br />
    20. 20. Search Strategies<br />Keyword:<br /><ul><li>Simplest search
    21. 21. Looks for records that match the words typed, not the ideas represented by the words</li></ul>Controlled Vocabulary (Subjects):<br /><ul><li>Uses subject headings for more refined results
    22. 22. Looks for records that match the ideas represented by the words.
    23. 23. Terms are standardized
    24. 24. Often active links</li></ul>Keyword: Aboriginal art VSSubject Heading: Art, Australian aboriginal.<br />Keyword: David Malangi VSSubject Heading: Malangi, David, 1927- <br />
    25. 25. More Search StrategiesBoolean Searching<br />AND/OR/NOT<br />Combine keywords to narrow/broaden your search<br />AND— NARROWS YOUR SEARCH<br />EX: Interior Design AND Color<br />OR—EXPANDS YOUR SEARCH<br />EX: Film or videoOR<br />Wall paintings or murals<br />NOT—LIMITS TERMS FROM SEARCH <br /> NOT<br />Interior <br />design<br /> Color<br />AND<br />Wall paintings<br />Murals<br />Maya<br />Software<br />
    26. 26. More Search StrategiesTruncation<br />Save time using Truncation searching…<br />In the catalog:<br />Photograph? -> Photograph, Photographs, Photography, Photographic, Photographer <br />In the databases:<br />Architect* -> Architect, Architecture, Architectural, Architecturally, Architectonic<br />
    27. 27. Reading a painting from the National Portrait Gallery…<br />Henry Cabot LodgeSitter:  Henry Cabot Lodge,  12 May 1850 - 9 Nov 1924Artist:  John Singer Sargent, 1856 – 1925Date of Work:  1890 <br />Medium:  Oil on canvas<br />Examples of Portrait KeywordsPortrait Object:  Beard / Facial Hair / Personal Attribute <br />Portrait Object:  Chain / Jewelry / Clothing &<br />Apparel Portrait<br />Examples of Biographical KeywordsDistinction:  Lawyer / Law and Law EnforcementDistinction:  Lecturer / Educator / Education<br />
    28. 28. Brainstorm<br />Looking at the painting & its subject:<br />John Singer Sargent or Sargent, John Singer as Subject<br />Henry Cabot Lodge or Lodge, Henry Cabot as Subject<br />Oil painting or Oil on canvas<br />Portrait painting<br />American art -> narrow to 19th-century American art<br />About the Portrait Sitter: Senator, Boston, Harvard…<br />Artistic influences or Artistic themes<br />Art and technique<br />
    29. 29. Evaluate Your Sources<br /><ul><li>Evaluate the sources you find!
    30. 30. Print AND Online
    31. 31. CRAAP Test:
    32. 32. Currency—Is the information out-of-date?
    33. 33. Relevance—Is the information on topic?
    34. 34. Authority—Whowrote the information?
    35. 35. Accuracy—Is the information correct?
    36. 36. Purpose—Whatis the information intended to do? Educate? Persuade? Entertain?</li></li></ul><li>Research Process<br />DefineYour Topic (Identify main concepts; Narrow or broaden topic; List of search terms )<br />DetermineYour Information Needs (how current, specific publication type)<br />Locate and Retrieve Relevant Information (search strategies)<br />Access Information using Technology (catalog, databases, web)<br />Evaluate Information (print & electronic)<br />UseInformation Ethically (cite sources)<br />
    37. 37. Questions<br />Stop by the Reference Desk<br />Ask-a-Librarian: IM, Email, etc. (http://library.gmu.edu/ask) <br />Call the reference desk or your liaison<br />InfoGuides(http://infoguides.gmu.edu/) <br />Visual Arts Liaison: Jenna Rinalducci<br />

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