ARTH 472/599Transatlantic Encounters in 20th c. European & Latin American Art<br />http://infoguides.gmu.edu/arth<br />
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...
What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />1. Pick a topic<br />2. Where to search (catalog, databases)<br />3. Ho...
What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />1. Where to search (catalog, databases)<br />2. How to search (keywords...
Where to Search: <br />Library Resources<br />Library Website:<br /><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…
InfoGuides (http://infoguides.gmu.edu) </li></ul>Library catalog:<br /><ul><li>Books
E-books
DVD, VHS
WRLC
And more…</li></li></ul><li>More Library Resources<br />Research Databases—Arts Databases<br /><ul><li>Art Fulltext
International Bibliography of Art (IBA) & Bibliography History of Art (BHA)
Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)
ARTBibliographies Modern
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
ARTstor</li></li></ul><li>More Research Databases<br />Interdisciplinary Databases<br /><ul><li>Academic Search Complete
ProQuest Research Library
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  • Whether artists statement or thesis, needs to be well researched &amp; 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 &amp; electronic)UseInformation Ethically (cite sources)
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    1. 1. ARTH 472/599Transatlantic Encounters in 20th c. European & Latin American Art<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. International Bibliography of Art (IBA) & 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>Image Databases<br />ARTstor<br />Oxford Art Online<br />Art Museum Image Gallery<br />Other Sources<br />Books<br /> Articles<br /> Museum Websites<br />
    20. 20. Find an image you want to explore?<br />Diego Rivera<br />Portrait of Martín Luis Guzmán, 1915oil on canvasFundaciónTelevisa, A.C. Mexico City <br />
    21. 21. Brainstorm: Search Terms<br />Artist: Diego Rivera OR Rivera, Diego<br />Medium: Painting or Oil on canvas<br />Geography: Mexico or Mexican; Paris; Spain…<br />Imagery: Martin Luis Guzman; Mexican iconography (seated in an equipal (reed chair) & wearing a boldly colored Zacatecan serape); bullfightingin Spain (matador's headdress & serape draped over arm like cape)<br />Related: portrait or portraiture; politics; influences (Cubism, indigenous Mexican techniques, etc.); part of exhibit “Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera” at National Gallery of Art<br />*Try as general searches & see what you find…<br />
    22. 22. The Starbucks Syndrome <br />Keyword vs. Subject Searching<br />Keyword:<br /><ul><li>Simplest search
    23. 23. Looks for records that match the words typed, not the</li></ul>ideas represented by the words<br /><ul><li>Good place to start</li></ul>Controlled Vocabulary (Subjects):<br /><ul><li>Use subject headings for more refined results
    24. 24. Looks for records that match the ideas represented by the words.
    25. 25. Terms are standardized
    26. 26. Often active links</li></ul>Diego Rivera AND Portrait vs. Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 --Exhibitions.ANDPortrait painting, Mexican --20th century --Exhibitions.<br />
    27. 27. Let’s try searching…<br />http://library.gmu.edu<br />
    28. 28. Research Process<br /><ul><li>DefineYour Topic
    29. 29. DetermineYour Information Needs
    30. 30. Locateand Retrieve Relevant Information
    31. 31. AccessInformation using Technology
    32. 32. EvaluateInformation
    33. 33. 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 />
    34. 34. 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 />
    35. 35. Questions?<br />Visual Arts Liaison:<br />Email, call, schedule research appointment<br />Reference Desk<br />IM, call, stop by<br />

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