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African Art and Architecture. Art History 102 Bolaji Campbell Spring 2006. Ellie Nacheman & Debra Cohen-Estes 454-6279 risdlib@risd.edu Laurie Whitehill Chong, Special Collections 454-6227 lwhitehi@risd.edu. How do you do your research?. Where do you begin?. Research Strategies….

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african art and architecture

African Art and Architecture

Art History 102

Bolaji Campbell

Spring 2006

Ellie Nacheman & Debra Cohen-Estes 454-6279 risdlib@risd.edu

Laurie Whitehill Chong, Special Collections 454-6227 lwhitehi@risd.edu

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How do you do your research?

Where do you begin?

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Research Strategies…

  • define your topic
  • use the reference collection
  • locate books
  • find journal articles
  • consider special collections, DVDs, and videos
  • find relevant images
  • search the Internet
  • evaluate resources
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Define your topic first…

  • make lists of words that describe it
  • add synonyms to your list
  • add related words
  • add broader or narrower words
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Brainstorming…

dwellings

folklore

mythology

wood-carving

decoration

customs

symbolism

antiquities

stools

gold-work

bronzes

masks

rituals

religion

aesthetics

furniture

metal-work

jewelry

antiquities

ornament

African art

architecture

sculpture

terra-cotta

pottery

Africa, West

ivories

kente

costume

textiles

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Reference includes:

Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

Handbooks & Guides

Bibliographies

Atlases

RISD Museum Publications

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Reference Dictionaries:

Ref. AZ 108 .B5313 1992 Dictionary of Symbolism

Ref. AZ 108 .B78 1996 Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols

Ref. AZ 108 .T74 2005 Complete Dictionary of Symbols

Ref. BL 303 .S9 1993 Who’s Who in Non-Classical Mythology

Ref. BL 2400 .S24 2000 Dictionary of African Mythology

Ref. BL 473.5 .A66 1993 Goddesses in World Mythology

Ref. N 31 .D5 1996 34 vols. Dictionary of Art/Grove Art Online

Ref. N 33 .L75 2004 Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art

Terms

Ref. N 7380 .F34 1998 Tracing Memory: a Glossary of Graphic

Signs & Symbols in African Art

and Culture

Ref. N 7560 . S54 2002 1000 Symbols: What Shapes Mean in Art

and Myth

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Reference Encyclopedias:

Ref. BL 31 .D46 1987 Encyclopedia of Religion

Ref. BL 311 .D513 1991 Mythologies

Ref. BL 311 .L33 1968 Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology

Ref. CC 70 .O96 1996 Oxford Companion to Archaeology

Ref. CC 165 .K85 World Guide to Antiquities

Ref. DT 20 .E53 2005 Encyclopedia of African History

Ref. Over. N 31 .E4833 Encyclopedia of World Art

Ref. N 5330 .L 37 1962 Larousse Encyclopedia of World Art

Ref. NA 200 .F63 1996 Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture

Ref. NA 208 .E53 1997b Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World

Ref. NB 50 .E53 2004 Encyclopedia of Sculpture

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Reference Handbooks and Guides:

Ref. D 11 .G78 1991 Timetables of History

Ref. D 11 .M39 1999 Chronology of World History

Ref. Oversize D 54.5 .S65 1993 Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient world

Ref. N 7391.65 .B7 1966 Africa’s Contemporary Art and Artists

Ref. NX 447.5 .B76 1994 Timelines of the Arts and Literature

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Reference Atlases:

Ref. CB 311.H35 1976 Atlas of Early Man

Ref. G 1030 .O85 1999 Oxford Atlas of World History

Ref. Over. G 1046 .E1 O54 Atlas of World Art

Ref. Over. G 1046 .E15W6 World Atlas of Archaeology

Reference Museum Publications:

Ref. N 714 .P7 A87 1985 RISD Museum of Art Handbook

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The Library Intranet Pagehas general library

information and research guides.

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Library Homepage

http://library.risd.edu

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Keyword Search:natural language searching

mangbetu videorecording

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textile* africa*

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primitive art africa

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Subject Search:controlled vocabulary searching

(Library of Congress Subject Headings)

art, primitive

decoration and ornament

textile fabrics

vernacular architecture

Subject Search:Broad or narrow terms with subheadings

art, primitive—Africa--exhibitions

folklore—Africa

sculpture, African—exhibitions

textile fabrics—Nigeria

vernacular architecture—Africa, West

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Your Instructor

may have placed

materials on

Course Reserve

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Use the periodical index databases

to locate journal articles…

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Search for journal articles on art, architecture, and

design, 1929 to present: Art Full Text/Art Retrospective.

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Search for journal articles on antiquities,

architecture, modern art, and design:

ARTbibliographies Modern, Avery,

Bibliography of the History of Art, DAAI.

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Check InRhode Library Catalog

for journal holdings in nearby libraries …

http://inrhode.uri.edu/

off campus access to databases

Off campus access to databases

Full Name

Barcode number

(number on the back of your RISD ID)

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Search the Internet…

Subject Guides to the Internet:

BUBLhttp://bubl.ac.uk

Google Scholarhttp://scholar.google.com/

Infomine http://infomine.ucr.edu

Librarians’ Index to the Internethttp://lii.org

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Some good questions to ask yourself

about Internet resources…

  • “Judging Quality on the Web”
  • http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/url/referenc/judging.htm
  • Source
  • Date
  • Accuracy
  • Bias
  • Links
  • Commercial
  • Navigatability
  • Checklist for Evaluating Web Sites : The CRAAP Test
  • http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/evalsites.html
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Citing Sources

  • Lists of works used during your research, included at the end of your paper are often called "Works Cited," a "Reference List," or a "Bibliography."

Whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or refer to the

work of another you are required to cite its source, with either a

“citation” or a “footnote.”

MLA Style Citation examples: s:

Book

Goldscheider, Ludwig. Jan Vermeer : the paintings. New York: Garden City Books, 1958.

Journal Article

Weinstein, Jeff." I shot Andy Warhol." Art Forum 34 (1996): 11-12.

citing sources

Citing Sources

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th edition

REF PN 147 .G5 2003

&

http://www.mla.org/style_faq

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Other nearby Libraries

Brown University Libraries*

http://library.brown.edu/

Access, but borrowing privileges limited to 100 undergrad students per semester.

HELIN Libraries*

http://library.uri.edu/search

Access but no borrowing privileges. Interlibrary loan options.

*Search both catalogs at InRhode Library Catalog http://inrhode.uri.edu/

Providence Public Libraries

http://pac.provlib.org/#focus

Access and borrowing privileges upon registration.

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Need Help?

We’re here!

Reference Desk:

454-6279

risdlib@risd.edu

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Group study rooms

Self check out

Browsable Video/DVD collection

Archives & Special Collections Reading Room

Archive of Graphic Design & Illustration

Artists’ Book Room

Scanners, color copiers & printers

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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Special Oversize N 7399 .C6 C613 1971 Art of Africa.

Flat Folio NK 1087.6 .N5 B68 Antiquities from the City of Benin.

Special Oversize NK 1177 .D4 La Decoration Primitive.

Special NB 1099 .C6 L44 1989 vol. 2 Art Bakongo: Les Centres de Style.

Special Oversize N 7396 .N35 B7 1955 Rock Paintings of Southern Africa.

Special Oversize N 5310.5 .S6 J63 1979 Major Rock Paintings of Southern Africa.

Flat Folio NK 4890 .E86 B8813 Ethnic Jewelry.

Special Periodical Lotus International no. 114, 2002