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Concordia Libraries Art History 200 Workshop. Kenojuak Ashevak Enchanted Bird , 2004. Precolumbian Smiling Face . Alfred Laliberte. Le semeur. Claude Tousignant. Sans titre , 1964. Leon Golub. Mercenaries II, 1979. ARTH 200 Assignment 2.

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Concordia Libraries Art History 200 Workshop

Kenojuak Ashevak

Enchanted Bird, 2004

Precolumbian Smiling Face

Alfred Laliberte.

Le semeur.

Claude Tousignant.

Sans titre, 1964

Leon Golub.

Mercenaries II, 1979


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ARTH 200 Assignment 2

  • You should identify and provide brief photocopied or printed information from the following sources:

  • encyclopedias and dictionaries (choose 2)

  • books or exhibition catalogues (choose 2);

  • periodical databases or indexes (choose 2);

    • For the data base searches provide print-outs showing the ten most promising references you found and print out search history

    • journal articles (choose 3, based on your database searches)

  • websites (choose 1).

  • Compile this information in a spiral-bound booklet, clearly organized and divided into sections.

  • For each printed source include the title-page and up to five relevant pages with key passages indicated.


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Tips for Researching

  • Get an overview of your research topic by skimming encyclopedia articles and the web

  • Identify concepts relevant to your research and prepare keywords

  • Check the bibliographies of relevant documents to potentially identify other documents you can use.

    (Note: To use databases & online sources from home you need a Library PIN)


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Document Types: Books/Exhibition catalogues, Chapters, Journal articles

  • What types of documents are these?

  • Emison, Patricia. The Shaping of Art History : Meditations on a Discipline. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008.

  • Jenkins, Ian. “The Mausoleum at Halikarnassos.” Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006: 203-236.

  • Varner, Eric. “Reading Replications: Roman Rhetoric and Greek Quotations.” Art History 29.2 (April 2006): 280-303.

    • Citation and Style Guides are available on the library web site under QuickLinks.


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Finding Encyclopedias Journal articles

  • Encyclopedias are listed on the Art History Subject Guide on the library web site

  • You can also use CLUES to identify other encyclopedias

    • Keyword search: sculpture and encyclopedia*

      Note: Print encyclopedias are kept in the Reference Collection – Webster Library 2nd floor


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Finding Books & Exhibition Catalogues Journal articles

  • Finding Books

    • Library Catalogues: CLUES & Other library catalogues

    • Check bibliographies of encyclopedias or other documents

  • Finding Exhibition catalogues

    • Use KEYWORD search – painting and exhibitions

  • Finding Chapters in Books

    • Some databases provide references to chapters in books

    • Use Google Books

  • Check Other Libraries in Montreal

    • Get a CREPUQ card at the Circulation Desk to borrow from other Quebec university libraries

    • Use the Interlibrary Loans service to request books, etc.


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    Finding Periodicals: Journal articles (Journals, Magazines, Newspapers)

    • Concordia Libraries subscribe to many art journals and magazines.

      • Some journals are available both online and in paper but some journals are available in paper only.

    • Paper journals are kept in the Webster Library periodicals collection on the 3rd floor.

    • You need the call number of the journal to find it on the shelves. You must check to see if the library has the date of the journal you require.

    • Check to see if the journal is in the current display area or bound on the shelves.

    • Journals cannot be taken of the library, You can photocopied in the library; you will need a copy card….or……

    • You can use Article Delivery service to request that articles be scanned and emailed to you (you need a Library PIN).


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    CLUES record for journal Journal articles

    Dates available

    Check to find out if bound or current


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    Use Databases to Identify Articles on a Topic Journal articles

    • Art Databases

      • Art Full-text & Art Index Retrospective

        • Covers all art periods and media

        • about 500 magazines and journals from 1929 to present

      • ARTbibliographies Modern

        • covers 19th century to contemporary art; doesn’t cover architecture

        • wide range of international journals, exhibition catalogues, and books from 1976 to present

      • Avery Index to Architecture Literature

        • covers architecture journals and also decorative arts

        • Wide range of international journals

      • BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art covers

        • Covers all art periods and media

        • wide range of international journals, exhibition catalogues, and books from 1976 to present

          Check Art History Research Guide for other databases to consider


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    Research Example Journal articles

    Alfred Laliberté

    Le semeur.. Circa 1911

    Bronze sculpture  


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    Prepare your search: identify concepts & keywords Journal articles

    • Title of Work: Le semeur

    • Artist and dates: Alfred Laliberte (1878-1953)

    • Medium: bronze sculpture

    • Period/Dates: early 1900s or twentieth century

    • Country/Region: quebec or canada

    • Education and teachers: Paris – Ecole des beaux arts (1902-07)

    • Influenced by: Jules Dalou, Suzor-Cote

    • Subject/Genre: habitant or rural or peasant

    • Other relevant terms: nationalism, patriotism


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    Strategies for Searching Journal articles

    • Start with specific keywords: artist’s name and main words relevant to title

      • laliberte and habitants

  • If you don’t find enough references, broaden your search by genre, geography, time period, or other aspects

    • “alfred laliberte”

    • quebec and sculpture

    • quebec and (habitants* or rural)

    • habitants or rural

    • Nationalis* and quebec*

  • If you obtain too many results, use LIMIT options or more precise keywords

    • Limit by document type – peer reviewed journals, feature articles, date….

      (You may have to try a number of various combinations)


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    Combining Keywords and Connectors Journal articles

    • and – looks for all words

      • laliberte and habitants

  • or – looks for any of the words

    • habitants or peasants

  • * - looks for root of word and other combinations

    • sculpt* looks for sculpture or sculptor or sculpteur

  • “ “ - looks for words as phrase

    • “alfred laliberte”


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    Use databases from other disciplines Journal articles

    • You may wish to search other databases to search for articles on the broader historical, social and cultural context or even philosophy, literature databases for other theoretical approaches

    • Some databases include:

      • America History and Life – Canada, Mexico, and United States history

      • Francis – antiquity and early periods

      • Historical Abstracts – non North American history after the Renaissance

      • Iter – Renaissance

      • CBCA Complete – covers wide range of Canadian magazines

      • Repere – covers Quebec magazines

    • Other databases are listed on the Art History Subject Research Guide


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    If you have Questions, ask at Journal articles

    • Reference Desk

    • Email or chat reference

    • Contact me: [email protected]


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    Library PIN in MyCLUES Journal articles

    • Create a Library PIN to:

      • Renew books online

      • Place requests on books that are out or “In Process”

      • Access library electronic databases and journals

      • Make Interlibrary Loans requests via COLOMBO

      • Request articles


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    Where you can research? Journal articles

    • In Libraries

      • Reference Area – 2nd floor

        • NETNAME & password required

      • Wireless Laptops

      • All workstations are connected to printers

        • Debit card required to print out

    • Off campus

      • CLUES accessible to everyone

      • Databases and online journals – Library PIN necessary


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    Webster Library - Layout Journal articles

    • 2nd floor – Reference Desk & Collection

      • Also computer work stations & printers

      • Reference also available online (e-mail and chat)

  • 2nd floor - Circulation Desk (entrance/exit)

    • Reserve materials also kept here

  • 3rd floor – Periodicals & Media

    • Paper journals – single issue & bound

    • Media collections

    • Computer stations, laptops, scanner, color printer

    • Photocopiers

  • 4th floor – Books & Exhibition catalogues


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    Reference Area - 2 Journal articles nd floor

    • Use Reference Books to find

      • background information in encyclopedias & dictionaries

      • definitions & meanings of symbols… and more

    • Check handouts for lists of major Reference works

      • Paper copies on 2nd floor

      • Listed on Library Web Site – Research Subject Guide

    • Reference Desk on 2nd floor

    • Chat & E-mail Reference


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    Periodicals & Media – 3rd floor Journal articles

    • Periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers)

      • Paper and/or online and/or microfilm

      • Many art journals are still only available in paper

        In library use only

        • COPY cards required

    • Media collection (videos, dvds, ….)

      • 3 day loans


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