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Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
Researching Ethnographic Art
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Researching Ethnographic Art

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Based on in-class library instruction for art history class entitled Ethnographic art. Covers wide range of mediums and geographical locations. Created by J. Rinalducci.

Based on in-class library instruction for art history class entitled Ethnographic art. Covers wide range of mediums and geographical locations. Created by J. Rinalducci.

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  • 1. Ethnographic Art Date Time Professor Aboriginal Bark Painting Boy's shirt—Crow Tribe
  • 2. LIBRARY RESOURCES
    • http:// www.scad.edu/library
    • Library Catalog
      • Find books, e-books, videos, etc.
    • Research Databases
      • Art Fulltext
      • Wilson Omnifile
      • JSTOR
    Head of a King from 17 th c. Nigeria, Edo, Benin City Bronze Inca Princess (Gran Ñusta Mama Occollo) Denver Art Museum
  • 3. FIND BOOKS
    • Subject headings:
    • Assigned to items in the catalog
    • Makes it easy to find books on the same or similar topics
    • Other tips:
    • Browse the Shelves: There may be similar books nearby. Bibliographies: Check bibliography to identify other books/ articles on your subject.
  • 4. SAMPLE SEARCHES
      • Narrow 
      • Visual Anthropology
    Tattooing Mexico Hopi OR Hopi Indians Anthropology Material Culture Oceania Aboriginal Australians Related Subjects Ethnic Groups Themes Ritual Places Africa People Inuit
  • 5. KEYWORD VS SUBECT SEARCHING Incas – Politics and government Inca AND Government Aztecs – Social life and customs Mexico AND Ball game Tattooing – Oceania – History Tattooing AND History AND New Zealand Subject Search VS Keyword Search
  • 6. FIND ARTICLES Look for Databases by Title under Research *Use similar search terms for finding books and articles Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) Project Muse JSTOR Art Fulltext & Art Retrospective
  • 7. WEBSITES
    • GENERAL ART HISTORY
    • Art History Resources on the Web
    • http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html ( Sweet Briar College)
    • Lists of art history resources divided into time periods
    • Timeline of Art History
    • http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm (The
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • 8. SELECTED MUSEUM SITES
    • Bowers Museum of Cultural Art http://www.bowers.org
    • Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology http://www.peabody.harvard.edu from Harvard University
    • Simon Fraser University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology http:// www.sfu.ca /archaeology/museum
    • Smithsonian Institution
    • 1. National Museum of Natural History http://www.mnh.si.edu
    • 2. National Museum of the American Indian http://www.nmai.si.edu
    • 3. National Museum of African Art http://www.nmafa.si.edu/index2.html
  • 9. SELECTED SITES FOR ANTHROPOLOGY/ARCHEOLOGY/ETHNOGRAPHY
    • Anthropology Resources on the Internet http://www.aaanet.org/resinet.htm from American Anthropological Assoc.
    • CSA Guide to Archaeological Projects http://csanet.org/index.html from Center for the Study of Architecture/Archaeology
    • Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute http://www.mesoweb.com/pari
    • Resources in Ethnographic Studies http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife/other.html from Library of Congress, American Folklife Center
    • UCSB Department of Anthropology Links Directory http:// www.anth.ucsb.edu /links/pages from Anthropology Dept, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
    • Art and Life in Africa Online http:// www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/index.html from Univ. of Iowa
    • Revised JR: H: Ethnographic Art Handout Revised 09/07
  • 10. Canoe Shield Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, ca. 1950s palm wood, bamboo, cassowary feathers, paint
    • Possible Search Terms:
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Sepik River
    • Oceania
    • Canoes
    • Shields
    • Melanesia
    • Primitive Art
    • Antiquities
    • Art and society
    From Glenbow Museum: http://www.glenbow.org/collections/museum/world/oceania.cfm
  • 11. SEARCH PROCESS
    • Begin with a general search when looking for books in the library catalog…
    • Ex: Papua New Guinea
    • Then look in the research databases. You can be more specific in a database search.
    • Ex: “Papua New Guinea” AND Canoes
    • (Looking in JSTOR)
  • 12. Head of a King 17th century Nigeria, Edo, Benin City Bronze Ideas taken from description of object on Cleveland of Art Museum website Cleveland Museum of Art History Headdress 17 th Century Related Ideas
      • Time period
    Altar Lost-wax casting
      • Ritual
      • Bronze
    Purpose Medium Kingdom Africa
      • Ruler OR King OR Oba
      • Nigeria
      • Royalty
      • Benin City
    Subject Location
  • 13. Books in the Catalog Try different search terms and see what you get…
    • Benin AND art Benin AND sculpture
    • Benin AND kings
    • Nigeria AND ritual
  • 14. Articles from Databases
    • Art Fulltext:
  • 15. Articles from Databases
    • JSTOR:
    Images from Articles Images from ARTstor Articles
  • 16. TIPS FOR SEARCHING (for books, articles, websites…)
    • Start with a general keyword search to see which subject headings work best.
    • Try to think of different terms to describe your topic.
    • Subject headings in the catalog and databases are also links. Click on them to see what else you get.
  • 17. OTHER HELPFUL HINTS
    • See “ Research ” at http://www.scad.edu.library for suggestions:
    • Evaluating Information Resources
    • Distinguishing between Scholarly & Popular Journals
    • Researching a Topic
    • See writing guides for art history:
    • Writing the Art History Paper (Dartmouth College) http://www.dartmouth.edu/~writing/materials/student/humanities/arthistory.shtml
    • Art History Writing Guide (Wesleyan University)
    • http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/workshop/departments/arha.html
    • Writing for Art History (Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/arthistory.html
  • 18. QUESTIONS?
    • Stop by or call the Reference Desk
    • Come to the Reference Office
    • Send an email using Ask-a-Librarian

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