Latin American Art: Mexican Muralism

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  • Whether artists statement or thesis, needs to be well researched & 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 & electronic)UseInformation Ethically (cite sources)
  • Latin American Art: Mexican Muralism

    1. 1. ARTH 499/599LATIN AMERICAN ART: MEXICAN MURALISM <br />http://infoguides.gmu.edu/arth<br />
    2. 2. 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 />
    3. 3. 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 />
    4. 4. 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 />
    5. 5. Where to Search: <br />Library Resources<br />Library Website:<br /><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…
    6. 6. InfoGuides (http://infoguides.gmu.edu) </li></ul>Library catalog:<br /><ul><li>Books
    7. 7. E-books
    8. 8. DVD, VHS
    9. 9. WRLC
    10. 10. And more…</li></li></ul><li>More Library Resources<br />Research Databases—Arts Databases<br /><ul><li>Art Fulltext
    11. 11. Bibliography History of Art (BHA)
    12. 12. Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)
    13. 13. ARTBibliographies Modern
    14. 14. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    15. 15. ARTstor</li></li></ul><li>More Research Databases<br />Interdisciplinary Databases<br /><ul><li>Academic Search Complete
    16. 16. ProQuest Research Library
    17. 17. JSTOR </li></ul>Latin American Studies<br /><ul><li>Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
    18. 18. Hispanic American Periodicals Index
    19. 19. Fuente Academica</li></li></ul><li>Find an image you want to explore?<br />North wall of Diego Rivera's 'Detroit Industry' mural<br />Detroit Institute of Arts<br />
    20. 20. Brainstorm: Search Terms<br />Artist: Diego Rivera OR Rivera, Diego<br />Medium: Mural OR Fresco OR Painting OR Wall Painting<br />Geography: Mexico, Mexican, Detroit, Michigan…<br />Location: Detroit Institute of Arts<br />Imagery: industry, automotive industry, factory, workers, laborers, nudes, vaccination <br />Related: Henry Ford, controversy, Frida Kahlo, politics (e.g. Marxism), influences (Renaissance, indigenous Mexican techniques, etc.)<br />*Try as general searches & see what you find…<br />
    21. 21. Let’s try searching…<br />http://library.gmu.edu<br />
    22. 22. Research Process<br /><ul><li>DefineYour Topic
    23. 23. DetermineYour Information Needs
    24. 24. Locateand Retrieve Relevant Information
    25. 25. AccessInformation using Technology
    26. 26. EvaluateInformation
    27. 27. 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 />

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