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Library Instruction for Precolumbian Art from Mesoamerica


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Library instruction based on class on Precolumbian art and architecture from Mesoamerica

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Library Instruction for Precolumbian Art from Mesoamerica

  1. 1. Pre-Columbian Art & Architecture of Mesoamerica Day Date Time Professor Aztec Carving Tripod Vessel 300-600; Maya
  2. 2. Library Resources <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find books & articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Resources Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos (VHS, DVD) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Research Databases (so many choices!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Fulltext </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wilson Omnifile Mega Edition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grove Dictionary of Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliography History of Art (BHA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Muse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WorldCat </li></ul></ul>Library Resources (continued)
  4. 4. Finding Books <ul><li> General Searches: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PreColumbian Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PreColumbian Architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mesoamerica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art, Latin American </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture, Latin American </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latin America—Antiquities </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Subject Headings <ul><li>More specific searches by location / place, people, medium , time period , theme … </li></ul>*Similar search terms can be used for finding articles Location Indian architecture—Mexico Indian art—Mexico Art, Mexican
  6. 6. Search by…People Aztecs Mayas Olmecs
  7. 7. Search by…Medium Maya painting Aztec architecture Indian goldwork
  8. 8. Search by…Time Period Mexico – Antiquities Aztecs – Antiquities Olmecs – Antiquities
  9. 9. Search by…Theme Mythology Religion Symbolism in art Art and society
  10. 10. JOURNALS JSTOR: 1970 – 2004/Project Muse: 2004- Latin American Politics & Society 1918 – 1999 (JSTOR fulltext) Hispanic American Historical Review 1974 – 2003 (JSTOR fulltext) Latin American Perspectives 1990 – 2003 (JSTOR fulltext) Latin American Antiquity 1969 – 2001 (JSTOR fulltext) Journal of Latin American Studies 1981 – 1996 (JSTOR fulltext) Bulletin of Latin American Research 2000 to 2003 Southward Art 1989 – 1994 Latin American Art 1988 to present Artes de Mexico 1990 – 1997, 1999, 2004, 1999 – 2007 in Cambridge Fulltext Ancient Mesoamerica Oct. 2006 to present (also online) Arte al Día Internacional
  11. 11. <ul><li>Art History Resources on the Web: The Native Arts of the Americas and Oceania </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Latino Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (University of Albany) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>Websites
  12. 12. <ul><li>Metropolitan Museum of Art—Timeline of Art History </li></ul><ul><li>Mesoamerica and Central America, 8000–2000 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2. Mesoamerica and Central America, 2000–1000 B.C. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Musée Nacional de Antropología (Mexico City) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>English version provides text and multimedia images </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Columbian Collection (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection) http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Art of the Ancient Americas (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>More Websites
  13. 13. Tips for Searching (for books, articles, websites…) <ul><li>Start with a general keyword search to see which subject headings work best. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to think of different terms to describe your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Subject headings in the catalog are also links. Click on them to see what else you get. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other Helpful Hints <ul><li>See Research at for suggestions: </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Information Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguishing between Scholarly & Popular Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Researching a Topic </li></ul><ul><li>See writing guides for art history: </li></ul><ul><li>Writing the Art History Paper (Dartmouth College) </li></ul><ul><li>Art History Writing Guide (Wesleyan University) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Writing for Art History (Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill) </li></ul>