History of Decorative Arts Orientation Fall 2013

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Library presentation delivered August 2013 for incoming graduate students in the MA program at George Mason University as a collaboration between Art History and the Smithsonian Institute.


<ul><li>1.Library Resources &amp; Decorative Arts Jenna Rinalducci (Liaison Librarian) jrinaldu@gmu.edu or 703-993 3720 http://gmutant.gmu.edu/hda </li></ul> <p>2. Library Resources Library Website: http://library.gmu.edu Ask-a-Librarian IM InfoGuides &amp; Research Portals Library catalog: Books E-books Videos WRLC And more 3. More Library Resources Research Databases Arts Databases Art Fulltext Art &amp; Architecture Complete Design &amp; Applied Arts (DAAI) artnet Price Database Decorative Art *Over 500 art journals in print &amp; online 4. More Library Resources Research Databases Arts Databases Bibliography History of Art (BHA) International Bibliography of Art (IBA) Berg Fashion Library ARTBibliographies Modern Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals 5. More Library Databases Interdisciplinary Databases Academic Search Complete (Visual Studies) ProQuest Research Library (Journal of Glass Studies) JSTOR (Artibus et Historiae, Museum Studies) Humanities International Complete (Word &amp; Image) 6. More Art Resources Image Databases Art Museum Image Gallery Oxford Art Online ARTstor 7. Unique Library Resources artnet Price Database - Decorative Art Berg Fashion Library 8. Requesting Print Materials 1. Need books located on Fairfax campus? Use Document Delivery. 2. Want a journal article thats only available in print? These journals are primarily on the Fairfax campus. Use Document Delivery. 3. Need books or journal articles not available through Mason? First, check the WRLC catalog. If its not here, use Interlibrary Loan. 9. Services: Interlibrary Loan 10. Document Delivery (Arlington student policies) 11. http://infoguides.gmu.edu/ill 12. Catalogs: Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) http://infoguides.gmu.edu/wrlc http://catalog.wrlc.org 13. Find an image &amp; want to find out more Peacocks and Peonies I (1882 ) By John La Farge About John La Farge Born: New York, New York 1835 Died: Providence, Rhode Island 1910 stained glass window frame: 112 x 51 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (284.5 x 130.3 x 16.5 cm) Keywords Animal - bird - peacock Object - flower - peony decorative arts - glass glass From: http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=14198 14. Brainstorm: Search Terms John La Farge OR La Farge, John Decorative arts Glass Iconography OR Symbolism Animal Bird OR Peacock OR Feathers Flower Peony Stained glass window Glass painting and staining Medieval (as influence) Frederick Lothrop Ames (commissioned) * Start with a general search &amp; then refine 15. Research Checklist 1. Identify main concepts. 2. Narrow or broaden your topic. 3. Keep a list of terms that work best for your topic &amp; add to it as you go. 4. This works whether youre writing a brief paper or an in-depth research paper. 16. Research Portal http://gmutant.gmu.edu/hda 17. Inside the Library 18. Inside the Library 19. Inside the Library 20. Questions Brochures Stop by the Reference Desk or call 703/993-2210 Ask-a-Librarian: http://library.gmu.edu/ask Research Portal: http://gmutant.gmu.edu/hda Art History InfoGuide: http://infoguides.gmu.edu/arth Visual Arts Liaison: Jenna Rinalducci 703/993-3720 or jrinaldu@gmu.edu IM reference: Mondays, 7-10PM </p>