AVT 494: Teaching Critical Responses to Art

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  • Finding the stuffGetting the stuff Is the stuff I’ve got any good? (not just “is it scholarly” but not it related to you topic in the needed way)
  • AVT 494: Teaching Critical Responses to Art

    1. 1. AVT 494: Teaching Critical Responses to Art Jenna Rinalducci Liaison Librarian jrinaldu@gmu.edu or 703-993-3720 http://infoguides.gmu.edu/art http://gmutant.gmu.edu/arted
    2. 2. Today › Overview of library resources › Research Process/Search Strategies › Search Examples › Questions
    3. 3. Guides Created Just for You! › Art InfoGuide: http://infoguides.gmu.edu/art › Art Education Research Portal: http://gmutant.gmu.edu/arted
    4. 4. Library Resources http://library.gmu.edu › Catalog: books, e-books, DVDs, CDs › Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) › InfoGuides & Research Portals › Research Databases
    5. 5. Research Databases › Art Full Text › Art & Architecture Complete › ProQuest Arts Databases › Art Bibliographies Modern › Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI) › International Bibliography of Art › Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    6. 6. Even More Databases › JSTOR › Humanities International Complete › Academic Search Complete › ERIC › Education Research Complete › Education Full Text › ARTstor › Art Museum Image Gallery › Oxford Art Online
    7. 7. The Research Process (practically speaking) 1. Pick a topic 2. 2. Where to search (databases) 3. 3. How to search (keywords) 4. 4. How to get it (find the article) 5. 5. Is what I’ve got any good? 6. Write the paper/Create the project
    8. 8. Search Strategies/#SearchTerms
    9. 9. Searching › Keywords: – Simplest search – Looks for book/articles that match the words typed, not always the ideas represented › Subjects: – More refined results – Looks for book/article that match your topic – Standardized terms – Often active links › Keyword: Mary Cassatt VS Subject Heading: Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926 › Keyword: Shroud of Turin VS Subject Heading: Holy Shroud
    10. 10. Example: John F. Kennedy, 1963 Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) Oil on canvas 262.9 x 115.6 x 6.4cm National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    11. 11. Brainstorm › John F. Kennedy OR John Fitzgerald Kennedy OR Jack Kennedy OR JFK › Elaine de Kooning OR De Kooning, Elaine › Women artists › Oil on canvas OR Oil painting › Presidential OR President or President of the United States › Portrait OR Portraiture › Nineteen sixties OR Sixties OR 1960s OR 196* › Washington, D.C. OR Massachusetts
    12. 12. Example: Juliette Gordon Low, 1887 Edward Hughes Oil on canvas 167 x 130.8 x 10.2cm National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    13. 13. Brainstorm › Juliette Gordon Low OR Low, Juliette Gordon › Edward Hughes OR Hughes, Edward › Oil on canvas OR Oil painting › Girl Scouts OR Girl Scouts of the United States of America › Portrait painting OR Portraiture › William Mackay Low (who commissioned the painting) › Nineteenth century › Savannah, Georgia
    14. 14. Questions? › Liaison Librarian: Jenna Rinalducci – jrinaldu@gmu.edu – 703-993-3720 › Stop by/Call the Reference Desk › Ask-a-Librarian: IM, Email, etc. (http://library.gmu.edu/ask) › Guides (http://infoguides.gmu.edu/art & http://gmutant.gmu.edu/arted) › Make a research appointment

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