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Intro to Digital Photography Research

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Intro to Digital Photography Research

  1. 1. AVT 253: Intro to Digital Photography Spring 2014
  2. 2. WHY DO ART STUDENTS NEED LIBRARY RESOURCES? In addition to writing papers for class, the library will help you find resources… To inspire your work. To understand how your work connects to the world around you. To express your motivations as an artist (e.g., artist statement). To explain your work to others like curators & gallery owners.
  3. 3. RESEARCH IN THE ARTS
  4. 4. LIBRARY RESOURCES Library Website:  http://library.gmu.edu  Ask-a-Librarian→ IM…  InfoGuides & Research Portals Library catalog:  Books & E-books  Videos  WRLC…
  5. 5. MORE LIBRARY RESOURCES Research Databases  Art Fulltext  Art & Architecture Complete  ProQuest Arts Databases
  6. 6. MORE ART DATABASES  ARTBibliographies Modern  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals  artnet Price Database Decorative Art  Berg Fashion Library  Bibliography History of Art (BHA)  Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)  International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
  7. 7. WHERE TO SEARCH: DATABASES Super Stores ProQuest Research Library Multi-subject, popular & scholarly articles, extensive full-text Academic Search Complete Multi-subject, popular & scholarly articles, extensive full-text Specialty Stores Subject-Based Databases Art Full Text Full-text articles from over 300 journals. Abstracts for over 600. Fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film & architecture. ARTbibliographies Modern Modern & contemporary art. All mediums, from painting, sculpture & photography to video, body art & graffiti. Abstracts beginning late 1960s.
  8. 8. IMAGE RESOURCES Image Databases  Art Museum Image Gallery  Oxford Art Online  ARTstor
  9. 9. Creator Chuck Close, American Title Self-Portrait Work Type Photograph Date 2000 Material three daguerreotypes Measurements 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches each Repository Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Gift of the Women's Committee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art Accession Number 2001.46 ARTstor Collection Corcoran Gallery of Art http://www.corcoran.org/home
  10. 10. FINDING WHAT YOU ACTUALLY WANT The Starbucks Syndrome Understanding what search terms to use to get the books & articles you actually want
  11. 11. HOW TO SEARCH: EXAMPLES  Shroud of Turin Holy Shroud  Brand design Brand identity; Corporate identity; Brand development; Logos  Northern Renaissance art Renaissance— Europe, Northern; Flemish; Netherlands; Dutch; Netherlandish; add time period like 15th century
  12. 12. ONLINE GUIDES http://infoguides.gmu.edu/art
  13. 13. ONLINE GUIDES http://photoportal.gmu.edu
  14. 14. INSIDE THE LIBRARY
  15. 15. INSIDE THE LIBRARY
  16. 16. QUESTIONS  http://infoguides.gmu.edu/arth  Ask-a-Librarian: http://library.gmu.edu/ask  Reference desk: 703/993-2210  Visual Arts Liaison: Jenna Rinalducci 703/993-3720 or jrinaldu@gmu.edu

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