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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

Art Survey

Informational Resources

&

Research Techniques

keywords
Keywords
  • Flexible terminology
  • Easier to do searches
  • Less accurate
keyword phrases
Keyword Phrases
  • Single concept, multiple words
  • Some electronic resources require keyword phrases be enclosed with punctuation
    • Quotation marks
    • Parenthesis
keyword phrases4
Basic phrase

Proper names

Hyphenated words

Book titles, painting titles, etc.

(high renaissance)

“Jackson Pollock”

(post-impressionism)

“Mona Lisa”

Keyword Phrases
boolean operators
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!
boolean operators6
Boolean Operators
  • AND
    • paintingandwatercolor
    • Cézanneandportraitand“post-impressionism”
boolean operators7
Boolean Operators
  • OR
    • watercolororwatercolour
    • portraitorportraiture
  • AND & OR together
    • watercolororwatercolourandpainting
    • portraitorportraitureandCézanne and “post-impressionism”
boolean operators8
Boolean Operators
  • NOT
    • paintingnothouse
    • portraiturenotphotography
  • AND, OR & NOT together
    • acrylicandpaintingnothouse or household
informational resources
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
informational sources
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
online resources
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
online resources12
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
online resources13
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/
online resources14
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
google
Google
  • Search by file type
    • For example: .pdf: statistics
  • Search by domain
    • For example: .edu: poetry

See Google handout for more ways to search

rss feeds
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.
rss feeds services
RSS Feeds - Services
  • Google Reader
  • NewsGator
  • FeedReader
  • SharpReader
tagging
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)
tagging services
Tagging - Services
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • Google Bookmarks
  • PeerClip (for physicians)
groundbreaking sites
Groundbreaking Sites
  • Powerhouse Museum Collection
  • AskArt
  • Art Education 2.0
  • Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet
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