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  • 1. ARTH 471/599Art from the 1930s
    Date
    Time
  • 2. Library Resources
    Library Website:
    Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…
    InfoGuides
    Library catalog:
    Books
    E-books (Net Library)
    DVD, VHS
    WRLC
  • 3. More Library Resources
    Research Databases
    Arts Databases
    • Art Full Text
    • 4. Bibliography History of Art (BHA)
    • 5. Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)
    • 6. ARTBibliographies Modern
    • 7. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    • 8. ARTstor
  • More Library Databases
    General Databases
    • Academic Search Complete (exs: Digital Creativity, Visual Studies, Visual Anthropology)
    • 9. ProQuest Research Library (ex: British Journal of Photography, Journal of Glass Studies)
    • 10. Wilson Omnifile(E-Journal Finder lists art journals, like Art in America,as available here)
    • 11. JSTOR(exs: Artibus et Historiae, Museum Studies)
    • 12. 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
  • 13. Search Strategies
    Keyword:
    • Simplest search
    • 14. 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
    • 15. Looks for records that match the ideas represented by the words.
    • 16. Terms are standardized
    • 17. Often active links
    Keyword: Reginald Marsh VSSubject Heading: Marsh, Reginald
    Keyword: Great Depression VSSubject Heading: Depressions—1929
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Find an image &Want to find out more?
    Why Not Use the 'L'?
    by Reginald Marsh (1930)
  • 21. Brainstorm: Search Terms
    • Reginald Marsh
    • 22. “The Depression”
    Great Depression
    Depressions—1929
    • Race, Racial relations
    • 23. Homeless, Homelessness
    • 24. New York, New York City
    • 25. Subway
    • 26. Economic Conditions
    • 27. Egg tempera
    *Try together or alone
  • 28. 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?
  • 29. 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