Art 372/373, Spring 2008

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  • Art 372/373, Spring 2008

    1. 1. ARTstor, LOIS, ProQuest Research Library Art 372/373, Spring 2008 Jeff Karlsen, LRC Librarian [email_address]
    2. 2. Library Website <ul><li>Link on the SCC website </li></ul><ul><li>http://scc.losrios.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Library home page </li></ul><ul><li>http://scc.losrios.edu/~library </li></ul>
    3. 3. LOIS : Books, audio/visual media, reserve materials, e-books
    4. 4. DATABASES – articles, image collections, reference works, e-books
    5. 5. Accessing databases from home: ARE YOU IN THE SYSTEM? <ul><li>In LOIS, go to the My Record section. If you can view your record in LOIS, then you can access resources from home (and renew and request books, too!). If not, visit the Circulation Desk. </li></ul>
    6. 6. ARTstor digital library <ul><li>Available from the databases page </li></ul><ul><li>Over 550,000 images </li></ul><ul><li>Browse by period, type of object, region/country of origin </li></ul><ul><li>Search by keyword, filter by geography and chronology </li></ul><ul><li>Images include records with descriptive information </li></ul><ul><li>View high-resolution images </li></ul><ul><li>Save lower-res image files (.jpg format) </li></ul><ul><li>Save groups of images for later review (create free account) </li></ul>
    7. 7. ARTstor Advanced Search <ul><li>Allows you to limit your search: </li></ul><ul><li>specific regions </li></ul><ul><li>types of objects </li></ul><ul><li>chronological periods </li></ul><ul><li>(Note “Clear Selections” buttons! Important if you do different searches.) </li></ul>
    8. 8. ARTstor: Advanced Search results <ul><li>Sort results by Title, Creator, or Date; search within the retrieved set; double-click image to view it; click on title to view information about it </li></ul>
    9. 9. ARTstor: Image Viewer Hover over icons to learn their function Saved images are usually screen-resolution; use for viewing and presentations, not printing
    10. 10. ARTstor: Image information <ul><li>View information about the object: creator, materials, dimensions, dates </li></ul><ul><li>If location of item is given, try going to the web site to find more info </li></ul>
    11. 11. More with ARTstor <ul><li>Save images in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Use their presentation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Export citations </li></ul><ul><li>Add your own comments to images </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your own images (!) </li></ul><ul><li>Most of these require creating an ARTstor account (registration is free) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Doing research in LOIS and text databases: Getting started <ul><li>Read the assignment and determine what exactly you are supposed to be researching </li></ul><ul><li>What are keywords? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, phrases, topics </li></ul><ul><li>When you search for information, you can combine them </li></ul>
    13. 13. Using LOIS <ul><li>Start with keywords , move on to subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword searching </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, words, phrases—can be in title, subject, author, chapter titles </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of results </li></ul><ul><li>Not very precise </li></ul><ul><li>Subject searching </li></ul><ul><li>Subject terms are in a particular form—not intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer results </li></ul><ul><li>More precise </li></ul>
    14. 14. LOIS Keywords  Subject <ul><li>Enter keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Skim results for promising books </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the title to see the full record </li></ul><ul><li>Look at subject </li></ul>
    15. 15. LOIS Subject Searching <ul><li>On search screen (“Start Over”), choose “Subject” </li></ul><ul><li>Type first words of subject ( e.g. sculpture) </li></ul><ul><li>Browse list </li></ul><ul><li>This process works with finding information about people, too </li></ul>
    16. 16. Where is the book? <ul><li>Location : </li></ul><ul><li>SCC=Sacramento City College </li></ul><ul><li>SCC-Reference-2nd Floor : Reference collection, does not leave the building </li></ul><ul><li>SCC-Circ Desk-2 Hour : Reserve book, can only be checked out for 2 hours </li></ul><ul><li>SCC-3rd Floor : Can be checked out for 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Online E-Book : can be viewed via the Internet (requires Student Access card barcode and PIN) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-reserve, non-reference books at other Los Rios campuses (ARC, CRC, FLC) can be requested (2-4 days) </li></ul>
    17. 17. Finding articles: using Databases vs. Web (Google, Wikipedia, etc.) <ul><li>Information from high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li>No advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Saves you time </li></ul><ul><li>For materials on art, ProQuest Research Library is the best database to choose </li></ul>
    18. 18. ProQuest Research Library
    19. 19. ProQuest Research Library: Results <ul><li>ProQuest will suggest topics from its vocabulary—click on one to get all articles in that category </li></ul>
    20. 20. ProQuest Research Library: Collecting materials <ul><li>“ Mark” documents to review later </li></ul><ul><li>Use “My Research” tab to view marked documents </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail, print, or save full text </li></ul><ul><li>PDF generally better for preserving images—they don’t always display correctly in “Text+Graphics” </li></ul><ul><li>Choose citation format—beware, sometimes format is not done correctly </li></ul>
    21. 21. Questions? Need more help? <ul><li>Reference Desk, 2 nd floor of Learning Resources Center </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 558-2461 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail me: [email_address] </li></ul>

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