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Art Survey. Informational Resources & Research Techniques . Keywords. Flexible terminology Easier to do searches Less accurate. Keyword Phrases. Single concept, multiple words Some electronic resources require keyword phrases be enclosed with punctuation Quotation marks Parenthesis.

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Art Survey

Informational Resources

&

Research Techniques


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Keywords

  • Flexible terminology

  • Easier to do searches

  • Less accurate


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Keyword Phrases

  • Single concept, multiple words

  • Some electronic resources require keyword phrases be enclosed with punctuation

    • Quotation marks

    • Parenthesis


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Basic phrase

Proper names

Hyphenated words

Book titles, painting titles, etc.

(high renaissance)

“Jackson Pollock”

(post-impressionism)

“Mona Lisa”

Keyword Phrases


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Boolean Operators

  • Boolean Operators connect keywords only

  • Must be placedbetween keywords

  • AND

    • Narrows your search

  • OR

    • Expands your search with synonymous terms

  • NOT

    • Excludes words from your search

    • If used too much, it can work against you!


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Boolean Operators

  • AND

    • paintingandwatercolor

    • Cézanneandportraitand“post-impressionism”


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Boolean Operators

  • OR

    • watercolororwatercolour

    • portraitorportraiture

  • AND & OR together

    • watercolororwatercolourandpainting

    • portraitorportraitureandCézanne and “post-impressionism”


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Boolean Operators

  • NOT

    • paintingnothouse

    • portraiturenotphotography

  • AND, OR & NOT together

    • acrylicandpaintingnothouse or household


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Informational Resources

  • Reference Collection (700-779)

    • Atlas of World Art

    • Contemporary Women Artists

    • Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

    • Dictionary of Art

    • Dictionary of Symbols in Western Art

    • Encyclopedia of Artists

    • Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography

    • Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance & Mannerist Art

    • Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

    • Photography Encyclopedia


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Informational Sources

  • Articles

    • Academic Search Premier

    • MasterFILE Premier

    • Issues and Controversies

    • Lexis Nexis Academic (New York Times)

    • Art Index (1929-2005)

    • Periodicals List

      • Search by subject “fine arts” to browse our titles


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Online Resources

  • Art History Resources on the Web

    • http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html

  • ArtDaily.org

    • http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp

  • Artquotes.net

    • http://www.artquotes.net

  • Mark Harden’s Artchive

    • http://www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm

  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

    • http://library.moma.org


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Online Resources

  • NYPL Digital Gallery

    • http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm

  • Orazio Centaro’s Art Images on the Web

    • http://www.ocaiw.com

  • Timeline of Art History

    • www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm

  • Artcyclopedia: Fine Art Search Engine

    • http://www.artcyclopedia.com/index.html

  • CUL Digital Collections

    • http://www.library.cornell.edu/about/ digital_collections.html


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Online Resources

  • Photoswest (Denver Public Library)

    • http://history.denverlibrary.org/images/index.html

  • American Memory

    • http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

  • Smithsonian Institution

    • http://www.si.edu/

  • Digital Imaging Project

    • http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/

  • ArteLatina.com

    • http://www.artelatina.com/


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Online Resources

  • World Wide Arts Resources

    • http://wwar.com/

  • Art on the Web

    • http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/Artweb.html

  • Chicano Art Digital Image Collection

    • http://cemaweb.library.ucsb.edu/digitalArchives.html

  • National Gallery of Art

    • http://www.nga.gov/home.htm


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Google

  • Search by file type

    • For example: .pdf: statistics

  • Search by domain

    • For example: .edu: poetry

      See Google handout for more ways to search


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RSS Feeds

  • Gather information from across the Web and bring it to you

    • Library databases are now incorporating RSS feeds into their products, check here for more information.


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RSS Feeds - Services

  • Google Reader

  • NewsGator

  • FeedReader

  • SharpReader


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Tagging

  • A tag is a keyword associated with a piece of information (e.g., a picture, map, blog entry, video clip, etc.), describing the item for a keyword-based classification system with searchable functionality (like a bookmark).

    • YouTube includes tags, the concept of tagging is a referral to what libraries have been doing years before the Internet went public (concept of subject searching)


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Tagging - Services

  • del.icio.us

  • Digg

  • Reddit

  • Google Bookmarks

  • PeerClip (for physicians)


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Groundbreaking Sites

  • Powerhouse Museum Collection

  • AskArt

  • Art Education 2.0

  • Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet


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