On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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Academic Search Complete (exs: Digital Creativity, Visual Studies, Visual Anthropology)
ProQuest Research Library (ex: British Journal of Photography, Journal of Glass Studies)
Wilson Omnifile(E-Journal Finder lists art journals, like Art in America,as available here)
JSTOR(exs: Artibus et Historiae, Museum Studies)
Humanities International Complete(exs: Art Asia Pacific, Word & Image)
Advantages of… Books Good for background information, timeline, definitions, etc. Length allows author to go more in-depth Articles More specialized searching Better for newer artists/designers (may not have books) More current information—more recently published
Search Strategies Keyword:
Looks for records that match the words typed, not the ideas represented by the words
Controlled Vocabulary (Subjects):
Uses subject headings for more refined results
Looks for records that match the ideas represented by the words.
More Search Strategies:Boolean Searching AND/OR/NOT Combine keywords to narrow/broaden your search AND— NARROWS YOUR SEARCH EX: Tapestry AND Flemish Psychological AND Color OR—EXPANDS YOUR SEARCH EX: Film OR video OR Wall paintings OR murals NOT—LIMITS TERMS FROM SEARCH EX: Gothic NOT Revival Maya NOT Software NOT Psychological Color AND Wall paintings Murals Gothic Revival
Research Checklist Stateyourtopicasa question. Identify main concepts. Narrow or broaden your topic. Keep a list of terms that work best for your topic & add to it as you go. This works whether you’re writing a brief paper or an in-depth research paper.
Find an image &Want to find out more? Why Not Use the 'L'? by Reginald Marsh (1930)
Brainstorm: Search Terms
Great Depression Depressions—1929
Race, Racial relations
New York, New York City
*Try together or alone
Evaluate Your Sources Evaluate the sources you find! Print AND Online CRAAP Test: Currency—Is the information out-of-date? Relevance—Is the information on topic? Authority—Who wrote the information? Accuracy—Is the information correct? Purpose—What is the information intended to do? Educate? Persuade? Entertain?
Questions Stop by the Reference Desk Ask-a-Librarian: IM, Email, etc. (http://library.gmu.edu/ask) Call the reference desk at 703/993-2210 OR your liaison 703/993-3720 InfoGuides(http://infoguides.gmu.edu/) Visual Arts Liaison: Jenna Rinalducci