Research Databases• Art Full Text• Art & Architecture Complete• BHA (Bibliography History of Art)• IBA (International Bibliography of Art)• JSTOR
What are the steps in the Research Process?1. Pick a topic2. Where to search (databases)2.3. How to search (keywords)3.4. How to get it (find the article)4.5. Is what I’ve got any good?5.6. Write the paper, project, etc.
Examples• Shroud of Turin Holy Shroud• Stained glass Glass painting and staining
Gabriel Metsu (artist) Dutch, 1629 – 1667• Click to add subtitle The Intruder, c. 1660 Oil on panel Andrew W. Mellon Collection National Gallery of Art http://www.nga.gov/fcgi- bin/tinfo_f?object=64
Try Different Search Terms • Dutch genre painting • Dutch art • Genre painting • Dutch art—17th century • Dutch painting
And more search terms…• Gabriel Metsu or Metsu, Gabriel• Social customs• Social classes• Women in art or Gender• Symbolism or Symbolism in art• Art genres• Netherlands• Seventeenth century art
How to Get It:Step 1: E-Journal Finder (Mason Link) Access to 60,000 journals onlineStep 2: Mason Library Catalog 11,000 in print subscriptions in Fenwick LibraryStep 3: WRLC Consortium Loan Service Delivery among partner UniversitiesStep 4: Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Delivery from libraries nationwide
Is What I’ve Got Any Good? The CRAAP Test for evaluating information • Currency = Timeliness • Relevance/Coverage = Depth • Authority = Provider • Accuracy= Reliability • Purpose/Objectivity = Bias