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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

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
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.
tips for researching
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)

document types books exhibition catalogues chapters journal articles
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.
finding encyclopedias
Finding Encyclopedias
  • 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

finding books exhibition catalogues
Finding Books & Exhibition Catalogues
  • 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.
finding periodicals journals magazines newspapers
Finding Periodicals: (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).
clues record for journal
CLUES record for journal

Dates available

Check to find out if bound or current

use databases to identify articles on a topic
Use Databases to Identify Articles on a Topic
  • 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

research example
Research Example

Alfred Laliberté

Le semeur.. Circa 1911

Bronze sculpture  

prepare your search identify concepts keywords
Prepare your search: identify concepts & keywords
  • 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
strategies for searching
Strategies for Searching
  • 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)

combining keywords and connectors
Combining Keywords and Connectors
  • 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”
use databases from other disciplines
Use databases from other disciplines
  • 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
if you have questions ask at
If you have Questions, ask at
  • Reference Desk
  • Email or chat reference
  • Contact me: melinda.reinhart@concordia.ca
library pin in myclues
Library PIN in MyCLUES
  • 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
where you can research
Where you can research?
  • 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
webster library layout
Webster Library - Layout
  • 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
reference area 2 nd floor
Reference Area - 2nd 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
periodicals media 3rd floor
Periodicals & Media – 3rd floor
  • 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