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Researching Decorative Arts

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Researching Decorative Arts

  1. 1. Library Resources & Decorative ArtsThursday, Dec. 2, 2010 Fenwick Library Jenna Rinalducci<br />
  2. 2. Library Resources<br /> Library Website:<br /><ul><li>Ask-a-Librarian-> IM…
  3. 3. InfoGuides</li></ul> Library catalog:<br /><ul><li>Books
  4. 4. E-books (Net Library)
  5. 5. DVD, VHS
  6. 6. WRLC
  7. 7. And more…</li></li></ul><li>More Library Resources<br />Research Databases<br />Arts Databases<br /><ul><li>Art Fulltext
  8. 8. Bibliography History of Art (BHA)
  9. 9. Design & Applied Arts (DAAI)
  10. 10. ARTBibliographies Modern
  11. 11. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  12. 12. ARTstor</li></li></ul><li>More Library Databases<br />Interdisciplinary Databases<br /><ul><li>Academic Search Complete </li></ul>(Visual Studies, Visual Anthropology)<br /><ul><li>ProQuest Research Library </li></ul>(Journal of Glass Studies)<br /><ul><li>Wilson Omnifile </li></ul>(E-Journal Finder lists art journals, like <br />Art in America,as available here)<br /><ul><li>JSTOR (Artibus et Historiae, Museum Studies)
  13. 13. Humanities International Complete </li></ul>(Word & Image)<br />
  14. 14. Find an image & want to find out more<br />Peacocks and Peonies I (1882 )<br />By John La Farge<br />About John La Farge<br />Born: New York, New York 1835 <br />Died: Providence, Rhode Island 1910 <br />stained glass window frame: <br />112 x 51 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (284.5 x 130.3 x 16.5 cm)<br />Keywords<br />Animal - bird - peacock <br />Object - flower - peony <br />decorative arts - glass <br />glass <br />From: http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=14198<br />
  15. 15. Brainstorm: Search Terms<br />John La Farge<br />Decorative arts -> Glass<br />Iconography OR Symbolism<br />Animal -> Bird OR Peacock OR Feathers<br />Flower -> Peony<br />Stained glass window -> Glass painting and staining<br />Medieval (as influence)<br />Frederick Lothrop Ames (commissioned)<br />* Start with a general search & then refine<br />
  16. 16. Research Checklist<br />Identify main concepts.<br />Narrow or broaden your topic.<br />Keep a list of terms that work best <br />for your topic & add to it as you go.<br />This works whether you’re writing <br />a brief paper or an in-depth research <br />paper. <br />
  17. 17. Questions<br />Stop by the Reference Desk<br />Ask-a-Librarian:IM, Email, etc. <br />http://library.gmu.edu/ask<br />Call the reference desk at 703/993-2210<br />InfoGuideshttp://infoguides.gmu.edu/<br />Visual Arts Liaison:Jenna Rinalducci<br /> 703/993-3720 or jrinaldu@gmu.edu<br />

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