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      Art History 200 Workshop Part 2




Finding Journal Articles using Databases
                  ARTH 200 Assignment 2
• You should identify and provide brief photocopied or printed information
  from the following sources:

• 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)

• encyclopedias and dictionaries (choose 2)
• books or exhibition catalogues (choose 2);
• 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.
Periodicals = Journals, Magazines & Newspapers

  • Academic/Scholarly and Peer reviewed Journals
      – Authors are usually university professors or researchers
      – Articles include references, footnotes, etc
      – Articles are generally at least 8-10 pages


  •   Magazines
      – Authors can be researchers but are often journalists
      – Articles rarely include references, footnotes, etc
      – Articles are generally short




  • Newspapers
                 Finding Journals at Concordia
•   Check CLUES Journal Title search

•   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).




•   Online journal subscriptions

     –   Check CLUES or -Ejournals page
               Steps: Database searching

1. Choose database(s)
       Art or interdisciplinary or other disciplines


2. Search using keywords

3. Adjust search if necessary:
       • consider using Subject Headings
       • Use LIMIT functions (publication type, date, etc)

4. Check to see if journals available

5. Mark records of interest
6. Save records: download, e-mail, or print
       Choose Databases: Art Databases

   • Art Full-text & Art Index Retrospective
       – Covers about 500 journals covering all art periods and media; dates 1929 – present


   • ARTbibliographies Modern
       – covers 19th century to contemporary art; doesn’t cover architecture
       – international journals, exhibition catalogues, and books; dates from 1976 to present


   • Avery Index to Architecture Literature
       – covers international architecture journals and also decorative arts


   • BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art covers
       – Covers all art periods
       – wide range of international journals, exhibition catalogues, and books from 1976 to 2008
       – No longer updated


Check Art History Research Guide for other databases to consider
              Choose Databases:
     Interdisciplinary Journal Collections
• JSTOR
           – Covers 194 art history and architecture journals
           – Usually last 5-6 years of publications are not available


• Project Muse
           – fulltext of more than 200 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities


• Erudit
           – access to the full-text of scholarly articles and theses in French
           – limited coverage of art history


• Google Scholar, although not a library database, can be
  useful sometimes
      Choose Databases: Canadian/Quebec

• CBCA Complete
     • Interdisciplinary coverage of Canadian journals and topics
     • Some full-text; coverage from 1971 to present


• CPI-Q
     • Interdisciplinary coverage of Canadian journals and topics
     • Some full-text; coverage from 1980 to present


• Repère
     • Interdisciplinary coverage of Quebec journals and topics
     • Coverage from 1980 to present
        Choose Databases: other disciplines
• You may wish to search other databases to search for articles on the broader
  historical, social and cultural context or even philosophy, etc.


• Some databases to consider:

    –   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



• Other databases are listed on the Art History Subject Research Guide
                                   Search Example
Keywords
Artist:             chasseriau

Words from title: Stela or remembrance

Place:          french or franc*

Medium/technique:       paint*

Time period:     nineteenth or 19 th

Style/school:    romantic*

Theme:           death or mourn* or grave
          Search: Combine Keywords

• Start specific:

      • Chasseriau and stela
      • Chasseriau


• Then broaden keywords or remove concept(s) to find
  information about context:

      •   french and paint* and 19th
      •   french and paint*
      •   romantic* and french
      •   romantic* and mourn*
      3. Adjust search if necessary

• Consider using relevant SUBJECT Headings

• Use LIMITs if appropriate:

     • In Art Full-text consider limiting by:
        – document type
  4. Check to see if journal is available


• In databases use the
   – When Journal is not available online, check
     CLUES


• If the linker is not available in database, ,
  use CLUES – Journal Title search
CLUES: record for paper journal
              5. Mark records to save
• Click in box that precedes article citation
       6. Save Search History & Records

• Save search history when possible; otherwise,
  copy and paste into your assignment

• Click on Email, Save, or Print option
Finding Paper Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

• 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).
   If you have Questions, ask at

• Reference Desk
• Email or chat reference

• Contact me: melinda.reinhart@concordia.ca
            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
  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
                      Journal Citations


• Betzer, Sarah. ―Afterimage of the Eruption: An Archaeology of
      Chassériau's Tepidarium (1853).‖ Art History 33.3 (June 2010):
      466-89.

• Newall, Christopher. ―The Last Romantics—from generation to
      generation.‖ Apollo 129 (March 1989): 203-5.
          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

				
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