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History of Decorative Arts Orientation Fall 2013
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Library presentation delivered August 2013 for incoming graduate students in the MA program at George Mason University as a collaboration between Art History and the Smithsonian Institute.

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    1. 1. Library Resources & Decorative Arts Jenna Rinalducci (Liaison Librarian) jrinaldu@gmu.edu or 703-993 3720 http://gmutant.gmu.edu/hda
    2. 2. Library Resources Library Website:  http://library.gmu.edu  Ask-a-Librarian→ IM…  InfoGuides & Research Portals Library catalog:  Books  E-books  Videos  WRLC  And more…
    3. 3. More Library Resources Research Databases Arts Databases Art Fulltext Art & Architecture Complete Design & Applied Arts (DAAI) artnet Price Database Decorative Art *Over 500 art journals in print & online
    4. 4. More Library Resources Research Databases Arts Databases  Bibliography History of Art (BHA)  International Bibliography of Art (IBA)  Berg Fashion Library  ARTBibliographies Modern  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    5. 5. More Library Databases Interdisciplinary Databases  Academic Search Complete (Visual Studies)  ProQuest Research Library (Journal of Glass Studies)  JSTOR (Artibus et Historiae, Museum Studies)  Humanities International Complete (Word & Image)
    6. 6. More Art Resources Image Databases  Art Museum Image Gallery  Oxford Art Online ARTstor
    7. 7. Unique Library Resources  artnet Price Database - Decorative Art  Berg Fashion Library
    8. 8. Requesting Print Materials 1. Need books located on Fairfax campus? Use Document Delivery. 2. Want a journal article that’s only available in print? These journals are primarily on the Fairfax campus. Use Document Delivery. 3. Need books or journal articles not available through Mason? First, check the WRLC catalog. If it’s not here, use Interlibrary Loan.
    9. 9. Services: Interlibrary Loan
    10. 10. Document Delivery (Arlington student policies)
    11. 11. http://infoguides.gmu.edu/ill
    12. 12. Catalogs: Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) http://infoguides.gmu.edu/wrlc http://catalog.wrlc.org
    13. 13. Find an image & want to find out more Peacocks and Peonies I (1882 ) By John La Farge About John La Farge  Born: New York, New York 1835  Died: Providence, Rhode Island 1910 stained glass window frame: 112 x 51 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (284.5 x 130.3 x 16.5 cm) Keywords  Animal - bird - peacock  Object - flower - peony  decorative arts - glass  glass From: http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=14198
    14. 14. Brainstorm: Search Terms  John La Farge OR La Farge, John  Decorative arts → Glass  Iconography OR Symbolism  Animal → Bird OR Peacock OR Feathers  Flower → Peony  Stained glass window → Glass painting and staining  Medieval (as influence)  Frederick Lothrop Ames (commissioned) * Start with a general search & then refine
    15. 15. Research Checklist 1. Identify main concepts. 2. Narrow or broaden your topic. 3. Keep a list of terms that work best for your topic & add to it as you go. 4. This works whether you’re writing a brief paper or an in-depth research paper.
    16. 16. Research Portal http://gmutant.gmu.edu/hda
    17. 17. Inside the Library
    18. 18. Inside the Library
    19. 19. Inside the Library
    20. 20. Questions  Brochures  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 703/993-2210  Ask-a-Librarian: http://library.gmu.edu/ask  Research Portal: http://gmutant.gmu.edu/hda  Art History InfoGuide: http://infoguides.gmu.edu/arth  Visual Arts Liaison: Jenna Rinalducci 703/993-3720 or jrinaldu@gmu.edu IM reference: Mondays, 7-10PM
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