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VAH 1040: Finding Scholarly Sources. Dan Sich , Research & Instructional Services Librarian, D.B. Weldon Library. Overview. Background information: Encyclopedias (Wikipedia, Oxford Art Online) Images (ARTstor) Scholarly sources: Books (library catalogue)

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Vah 1040 finding scholarly sources

VAH 1040: Finding Scholarly Sources

Dan Sich, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, D.B. Weldon Library


Overview
Overview

  • Background information:

    • Encyclopedias (Wikipedia, Oxford Art Online)

    • Images (ARTstor)

  • Scholarly sources:

    • Books (library catalogue)

    • Journal articles (Art Full Text, Summon)


Moulin rouge la goulue 1891
Moulin Rouge: La Goulue (1891)

  • Background information:

    • Wikipedia

    • Oxford (Grove) Art Online (info + bibliography)

    • ARTstor (zoomable images)

  • Scholarly sources:

    • Library catalogue (books = broad)

    • Art Full Text (journal articles = specific )

    • Summon (journal articles)






Wikipedia1
Wikipedia

What is it good/bad for?

Would you use it as a reference?


Oxford art online
Oxford Art Online

AKA Grove Art Online







Oxford art online2
Oxford Art Online

How is it better than Wikipedia?

Would you use it as a reference?


Artstor
ARTstor

Image database



Scholarly sources
Scholarly sources

Books are broad

Journal articles are specific


Books
Books

  • On broad subjects

  • E.g., just Toulouse-Lautrec, vs. Toulouse-Lautrec AND Moulin Rouge: La Goulue

  • Find in the library catalogue





N6853 t6a4 1985b
N6853.T6A4 1985b

  • Check index for “Goulue”

  • Nothing specific about “Moulin Rouge: La Goulue”

  • Plenty about “La Goulue” (person, other paintings)

  • Plenty about “Moulin Rouge” (other paintings)

  • Not very useful 


N6853 t6m87 1991
N6853.T6M87 1991

  • Checked neighbouring books: 3 look promising

  • Check indexes

  • Painting AKA “La Goulue Au Moulin Rouge”

  • Need to skim/read text

  • At least 1 has exactly what I’m after 


When looking for books
When looking for books…

  • be general

  • check the index

  • spend some time skimming/reading the text

  • check neighbouring books


Books1
Books

What are they good/bad for?

Would you use them as a reference?


Journal articles
Journal articles

  • On specific topics

  • E.g., Toulouse-Lautrec AND Moulin Rouge: La Goulue, or Toulouse-Lautrec AND poster, vs. just Toulouse-Lautrec

  • Find in article databases (some are full text)






Art full text2
Art Full Text

  • Be specific

  • Look for links to Full Text

  • Try Get it @ Western


Summon
Summon

  • = online full text journal articles

  • + library catalogue

  • + ‘other stuff’




Summon3
Summon

  • Be specific

  • Can limit to journal articles


Journal articles1
Journal articles

What are they good/bad for?

Would you use them as a reference?


Summary
Summary

  • Background information:

    • Encyclopedias (Wikipedia, Oxford Art Online)

    • Images (ARTstor)

  • Scholarly sources:

    • Books (library catalogue)

    • Journal articles (Art Full Text, Summon)


Getting more help
Getting more help

  • Research Help Desk (main floor of Weldon)

  • Check hours, use chat service: www.lib.uwo.ca/weldon


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