HNRS 122: Reading the ArtsThe Harlem RenaissanceTuesday, February 1, 2011								     10:30AM						           Prof. LaNitr...
Where to Search? Library Resources<br />Library Website:<br />Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…<br />InfoGuides (http://infoguides.gmu...
More Library Resources<br />Research Databases—Arts Databases<br />Art Fulltext<br />Bibliography History of Art (BHA) & I...
Subject Databases<br />Search topic more in-depth<br />Specialized journals not in general databases<br />Not as many “off...
More Research Databases<br />Interdisciplinary Databases<br />Academic Search Complete<br />ProQuest Research Library<br /...
Getting the Article…<br />Step 1:  Is the article available full-text in the database? No. Then follow these steps.<br />S...
Finding Images<br />ARTstor<br />Oxford Art Online<br />Art Museum Image Gallery<br />Articles<br />Books<br />Museum webs...
Example from ARTstorImages Saved to Personal “Image Group”<br />
Find an image you want to explore?<br />Creator: Aaron Douglas, North American; American, 1899 – 1979<br />Title: Aspirati...
Brainstorm: Search Terms<br />Artist: Aaron Douglas OR Douglas, Aaron<br />Medium:Painting; Oil on canvas<br />Geography:A...
The Starbucks Syndrome <br />Keyword vs. Subject Searching<br />Keyword:<br /><ul><li>Simplest search
Looks for records that match the words </li></ul>typed, not the ideas represented by the <br />words<br />Controlled Vocab...
Looks for records that match the ideas represented by the words.
Terms are standardized
Often active links</li></li></ul><li>http://library.gmu.edu<br />Let’s try searching…<br />
Research Process<br /><ul><li>DefineYour Topic
DetermineYour Information Needs
Locateand Retrieve Relevant Information
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  • Whether artists statement or thesis, needs to be well researched &amp; writtenEthically—artist statement to thesisDefineYour Topic (Identify main concepts; Narrow or broaden topic; List of search terms )DetermineYour Information Needs (how current, specific publication type)Locate and Retrieve Relevant Information (search strategies)Access Information using Technology (catalog, databases, web)Evaluate Information (print &amp; electronic)UseInformation Ethically (cite sources)
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    1. 1. HNRS 122: Reading the ArtsThe Harlem RenaissanceTuesday, February 1, 2011 10:30AM Prof. LaNitra Berger Visual Arts Librarian: Jenna Rinalduccihttp://infoguides.gmu.edu/arth<br />
    2. 2. Where to Search? Library Resources<br />Library Website:<br />Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…<br />InfoGuides (http://infoguides.gmu.edu) <br />Library catalog:<br />Books <br />E-books<br />DVD, VHS<br />WRLC<br />And more…<br />
    3. 3. More Library Resources<br />Research Databases—Arts Databases<br />Art Fulltext<br />Bibliography History of Art (BHA) & International Bibliography of Art (IBA)<br />Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)<br />ARTBibliographies Modern<br />Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals<br />Oxford Art Online<br />
    4. 4. Subject Databases<br />Search topic more in-depth<br />Specialized journals not in general databases<br />Not as many “off-topic” results<br />Unique search options<br />Not sure where to start?<br />Research Databases by Subject<br />InfoGuides—Find Articles/Core Databases<br />
    5. 5. More Research Databases<br />Interdisciplinary Databases<br />Academic Search Complete<br />ProQuest Research Library<br />JSTOR <br />Humanities International Complete<br />African American Studies<br />Black Thought and Culture <br />Black Studies Center<br />African American Biographical Database<br />
    6. 6. Getting the Article…<br />Step 1: Is the article available full-text in the database? No. Then follow these steps.<br />Step 2: Mason Link <br />Step 3: Go to the E-Journal Finder if no Mason Link<br />Step 4: Mason Library Catalog<br />Step 5: WRLC Consortium Loan Service<br />Step 6: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)<br />
    7. 7. Finding Images<br />ARTstor<br />Oxford Art Online<br />Art Museum Image Gallery<br />Articles<br />Books<br />Museum websites<br />
    8. 8. Example from ARTstorImages Saved to Personal “Image Group”<br />
    9. 9. Find an image you want to explore?<br />Creator: Aaron Douglas, North American; American, 1899 – 1979<br />Title: Aspiration <br />Work Type: Paintings <br />Date: 1936 <br />Material: oil on canvas <br />Measurements: 60 x 60 (152.4 x 152.4 cm) <br />Repository: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco, California, USA) <br />*From ARTstor<br />
    10. 10. Brainstorm: Search Terms<br />Artist: Aaron Douglas OR Douglas, Aaron<br />Medium:Painting; Oil on canvas<br />Geography:American OR United States; New York City OR New York (N.Y.); Harlem<br />Imagery:industry or labor; urban or city on the hill; slavery; chains; migration; storm; plinth; circles; waves; stars; education; accomplishments in architecture, chemistry, geography <br />Related:Harlem Renaissance; African American Art; monochromatic; art and politics; art and history; race relations; Great Depression or Depressions --1929 --United States; influences; culture; style<br />*Try as general searches & see what you find…<br />
    11. 11. The Starbucks Syndrome <br />Keyword vs. Subject Searching<br />Keyword:<br /><ul><li>Simplest search
    12. 12. Looks for records that match the words </li></ul>typed, not the ideas represented by the <br />words<br />Controlled Vocabulary (Subjects):<br /><ul><li>Use subject headings for more refined results
    13. 13. Looks for records that match the ideas represented by the words.
    14. 14. Terms are standardized
    15. 15. Often active links</li></li></ul><li>http://library.gmu.edu<br />Let’s try searching…<br />
    16. 16. Research Process<br /><ul><li>DefineYour Topic
    17. 17. DetermineYour Information Needs
    18. 18. Locateand Retrieve Relevant Information
    19. 19. AccessInformation using Technology
    20. 20. EvaluateInformation
    21. 21. UseInformation Ethically</li></li></ul><li>Tips & Tricks<br />State your topic as a question.<br />Identify main concepts.<br />Narrow or broaden your topic.<br />Keep a list of search terms that work for your topic & add as you go.<br />Works whether you’re writing a brief paper or an in-depth research paper.<br />
    22. 22. What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />1. Pick a topic<br />2.<br />3.<br />4.<br />5.<br />6. Write the paper<br />
    23. 23. What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />1. Pick a topic<br />2. Where to search (catalog, databases)<br />3. How to search (keywords)<br />4. How to get it (find the article)<br />5. Is what I found any good<br />6. Write the paper<br />
    24. 24. What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />1. Where to search (catalog, databases)…<br />2. How to search (keywords)…<br />3. How to get it (find the article)…<br />4. Is what I found any good…<br />
    25. 25. Questions?<br />Reference Desk: call or stop by <br />Email<br />Telephone<br />Research consultation<br />
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