ARTH 430:  TEXTILES AND TRADE<br />Oct. 7, 2009<br />TIME<br />Dr. Lawrence Butler<br />
Library Resources<br />Library Website:<br /><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…
InfoGuides</li></ul>Library catalog:<br /><ul><li>Books
E-books (Net Library)
DVD, VHS
WRLC
And more…</li></li></ul><li>More Library Resources<br />Research Databases<br />Arts Databases<br /><ul><li>Art Fulltext
Bibliography History of Art (BHA)
Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)
ARTBibliographies Modern
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
ARTstor</li></li></ul><li>More Library Databases<br />General Databases<br /><ul><li>Academic Search Complete (exs: Digita...
ProQuest Research Library (ex: British Journal of Photography, Journal of Glass Studies)
Wilson Omnifile(E-Journal Finder lists art journals, like Art in America,as available here)
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  1. 1. ARTH 430: TEXTILES AND TRADE<br />Oct. 7, 2009<br />TIME<br />Dr. Lawrence Butler<br />
  2. 2. Library Resources<br />Library Website:<br /><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…
  3. 3. InfoGuides</li></ul>Library catalog:<br /><ul><li>Books
  4. 4. E-books (Net Library)
  5. 5. DVD, VHS
  6. 6. WRLC
  7. 7. And more…</li></li></ul><li>More Library Resources<br />Research Databases<br />Arts Databases<br /><ul><li>Art Fulltext
  8. 8. Bibliography History of Art (BHA)
  9. 9. Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)
  10. 10. ARTBibliographies Modern
  11. 11. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  12. 12. ARTstor</li></li></ul><li>More Library Databases<br />General Databases<br /><ul><li>Academic Search Complete (exs: Digital Creativity, Visual Studies, Visual Anthropology)
  13. 13. ProQuest Research Library (ex: British Journal of Photography, Journal of Glass Studies)
  14. 14. Wilson Omnifile(E-Journal Finder lists art journals, like Art in America,as available here)
  15. 15. JSTOR (exs: Artibus et Historiae, Museum Studies)
  16. 16. Humanities International Complete (exs: Art Asia Pacific, Word & Image)</li></li></ul><li>Advantages of…<br />Books<br />Good for background information, timeline, definitions, etc. <br />Length allows author to go more in-depth into a subject<br />Articles<br />More specialized searching<br />Better for newer artists/designers (may not have books yet)<br />More current information—more recently published<br />
  17. 17. Search Strategies<br />Keyword:<br /><ul><li>Simplest search
  18. 18. Looks for records that match the words typed, not the ideas represented by the words</li></ul>Controlled Vocabulary (Subjects):<br /><ul><li>Uses subject headings for more refined results
  19. 19. Looks for records that match the ideas represented by the words.
  20. 20. Terms are standardized
  21. 21. Often active links</li></ul>Keyword: Aboriginal art VSSubject Heading: Art, Australian aboriginal.<br />Keyword: David MalangiVSSubject Heading: Malangi, David, 1927-<br />
  22. 22. More Search Strategies:Boolean Searching<br />AND/OR/NOT<br />Combine keywords to narrow/broaden your search<br />AND— NARROWS YOUR SEARCH <br />EX: Tapestry AND Flemish<br /> Interior Design AND Color<br />OR—EXPANDS YOUR SEARCH<br />EX: Film OR videoOR<br />Wall paintings OR murals<br />NOT—LIMITS TERMS FROM SEARCH <br />EX: Gothic NOT Revival<br /> Maya NOT SoftwareNOT<br />Tapestry<br />Flemish<br />AND<br />Wall paintings<br />Murals<br />Gothic<br />Revival<br />
  23. 23. Research Checklist<br />State your topic as a question.<br />Identify main concepts.<br />Narrow or broaden your topic.<br />Keep a list of terms that work best for your topic & add to it as you go.<br />This works whether you’re writing a brief paper or an in-depth research paper. <br />
  24. 24. Researching Textiles: General Search & Then Refine<br />Examples:<br />
  25. 25. Find an image and want to find out more<br />Title: Court Kilim (detail) <br />Work Type: Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Design, Islamic Carpets <br />Dynasty: Ottoman <br />Date: 17th or 18th c.<br />Creation site: possibly Turkey, Egypt, or Syria <br />Material: wool; tapestry woven; slit tapestry <br />Description: With carnation & other floral motifs <br />From ARTstor<br />
  26. 26. Brainstorm: Search Terms<br /><ul><li>Tapestry, Tapestries, Woven, Weaving, Wool
  27. 27. Carpet
  28. 28. Islamic, specific country
  29. 29. Ottoman
  30. 30. Court Kilim
  31. 31. Floral motif
  32. 32. Dyes and dyeing
  33. 33. Time period
  34. 34. Decorative arts
  35. 35. Textile design</li></li></ul><li>Approaching Your Search & Evaluating Your Results<br />General Keyword Search<br />Start with a keyword search<br />Use 1 or 2 terms from the brainstorming activity<br />Check out book/article titles on the results page & any extra info like a table or contents or abstract<br />Find a good book or article, look at the subject headings<br />Subject Heading Links<br />Advantages: <br />Refine your topic<br />Narrow your focus<br />Take search in new direction<br />Find resources wouldn’t have found otherwise<br />
  36. 36. Evaluate Your Sources<br />Evaluate the sources you find!<br />Print AND Online<br />CRAAP Test:<br /><ul><li>Currency—Is the information out-of-date?
  37. 37. Relevance—Is the information on topic?
  38. 38. Authority—Whowrote the information?
  39. 39. Accuracy—Is the information correct?
  40. 40. Purpose—Whatis the information intended to do? Educate? Persuade? Entertain?</li></li></ul><li>Questions<br />Stop by the Reference Desk<br />Ask-a-Librarian:IM, Email, etc. (http://library.gmu.edu/ask) <br />Call the reference desk at 703/993-2210<br /> OR your liaison 703/993-3720 <br />InfoGuides(http://infoguides.gmu.edu/) <br />Visual Arts Liaison:Jenna Rinalducci<br />

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