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AVT 105: Studio Fundamentals

  1. 1. George Mason UniversityLibrariesAVT 105:StudioFundamentalsSpring 2013
  2. 2. What words do you association with RESEARCH? Wordle Created from 2012 Survey of HNRS 110 Students
  3. 3. Every discipline has unique approach to research but… "Writing in Art and Design." Language and Learning Online. Monash University, 27 Feb. 2007. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <> Wheeldon, Johannes, and Mauri Åhlberg. Visualizing social science research: maps, methods, & “How Science Works: The Flowchart."Understanding Science. University meaning. Los Angeles: SAGE of California Museum of Paleontology , 6 Sept. 2012. Publications, 2012. <>
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  5. 5. What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?1. Pick a topic2. Where to search (databases)3. How to search (keywords)4. How to get it (find the article)5. Is what I’ve got any good?6. Write the paper/Complete the project
  6. 6. Show You Where to Search Megastores Specialized StoresProQuest Research Subject-Based DatabasesLibraryMulti-subject, popular & scholarly Ex: Art Full Textarticles, extensive full-text Full-text articles from over 300Academic Search journals & abstracts for over 600.Complete Covers fine, decorative andMulti-subject, popular & scholarly commercial art, folkarticles, extensive full-text art, photography, film, architectur e.
  7. 7. How to Search: ANDDo NOT Use: an, for, in, of, the, with HR A human rights AND artists
  8. 8. How to Search The Starbucks Syndrome:Finding the right search terms can make all the difference.
  9. 9. How to Search
  10. 10. How To Search
  11. 11. How to Get It:Step 1: E-Journal Finder or Mason Link Access to 60,000 journals onlineStep 2: Library Catalog 11,000 in print subscriptions in Fenwick LibraryStep 3: WRLC Consortium Loan Service Delivery among partner UniversitiesStep 4: Interlibrary Loan Delivery from libraries nationwide (possibly beyond)
  12. 12. Questions?