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  • ART 404: History of African and Oceanic Art | Oviatt Library
    org to find items in libraries near you What is WorldCat WorldCat is the world s largest network of library content and services Think of it as a giant library catalog WorldCat lets you Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby Locate a variety of material including books music and videos Find digital items that can be directly viewed or downloaded MLA Style MLA Modern Language Association style is commonly used within the liberal arts and humanities The Library has several copies of the MLA Handbook in print Here are other resources you may find useful while formatting your paper MLA Style Guide Quick Easy version by Eric Garcia MLA Style Guide long version by Eric Garcia MLA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL Purdue MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers print version at the Library Sample MLA Style Annotated Bibliography PDF by Dr Karin Duran Sample MLA Style Paper from OWL Purdue Keyword Brainstorming As you begin your research try brainstorming some broader narrower and or related keywords to help with your searches These keywords can come from your own knowledge of your topic or from searching background information Let s say I am in the beginning stages of my research on tapa made in Tonga Keyword 1 Keyword 2 tapa cloth Tonga bark cloth OR barkcloth Polynesia vernacular local terms and or spellings Oceania Art Databases Most Useful Art Full Text H W Wilson Art Index H W Wilson Art Index Retrospective H W Wilson ARTstor Bibliography of the History of Art Getty JSTOR Also Useful Oxford Art Online Humanities Full Text H W Wilson Berg Fashion Library eBook Collection EBSCO Ulrich s InterLibrary Loan ILL Can t find what you re looking for Ask the Library to get the book you need via Interlibrary Loan What is InterLibrary Loan Interlibrary Loan or ILL is a service provided to obtain materials which are needed for research but are not available in the Oviatt Library How do I make ILL requests Requests are made through the automated Interlibrary Loan System See the Interlibrary Loan page for more info Citation Formatting Tools Following are tools and resources helpful in managing citations EndNote online tool for collecting managing and creating a bibliography from your citations See Managing Citations Using EndNote Web for more information on this tool EasyBib MLA style bibliography composer Generate a bibliography in Microsoft Word Exporting Citations from ArtStor Son of Citation Machine MLA APA Chicago and Turabian citation style composer Chicago Style The Chicago Manual of Style also called CMS is commonly used within the humanities and social sciences The Library has several copies of CMS both online and in print Here are resources you may find useful while formatting your paper Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide from the official Chicago online manual scroll down for sample citations Chicago Manual of Style guide from OWL Purdue look for types of resources to cite along the lefthand side

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  • ART 412: History of Korean Art | Oviatt Library
    factors C urrency is it current Is currency important for the topic R elevance is it relevant to your assignment Who is the audience A uthority is the author creator an expert on the subject A ccuracy is the information supported by evidence P urpose is it biased Is the resource trying to sell you on something Try evaluating these websites using the CRAAP Test www manray net www mapplethorpe org www hrc utexas edu Writing About Art Here are some selected books in the Library on writing about art Barnet S 2011 A Short Guide to Writing About Art Upper Saddle River N J Pearson Prentice Hall Bernstein M Yatchisin G 2001 Writing for the Visual Arts Upper Saddle River N J Prentice Hall Hudson S 2015 The Art of Writing About Art Stamford CT Cengage Sayre H 2002 Writing About Art Upper Saddle River N J Prentice Hall Creating an Annotated Bibliography What is an annotated bibliography An annotated bibliography is a list of sources such as books articles and documents Each source in the bibliography is represented by a citation that includes the author if given title and publication details of the source Each citation is followed by a brief usually about 150 words descriptive and evaluative paragraph the annotation The purpose of the annotation is to help the reader evaluate whether the work cited is relevant to a specific research topic or line of inquiry Annotations versus abstracts Abstracts are brief statements that present the main points of the original work They normally do not include an evaluation of the work itself Annotations could be descriptive or evaluative or a combination of both A descriptive annotation summarizes the scope and content of a work whereas an evaluative annotation provides critical comment What an annotation usually includes Generally annotations should be no more than 150 words or 4 6 sentences long They should be concise and well written Depending on your assignment annotations may include some or all of the following information Main focus or purpose of the work Intended audience for the work Usefulness or relevance to your research topic or why it did not meet your expectations Special features of the work that were unique or helpful Background and credibility of the author Conclusions or observations reached by the author Conclusions or observations reached by you Which citation style to use There are many style manuals with specific instructions on how to format your annotated bibliography The style you use may depend on your subject discipline or the preference of your instructor Whatever the format be consistent with the same style throughout the bibliography Consult our sample style sheets for various Style Guides for examples of how to format citations in MLA APA or other style formats OneSearch Visit the OneSearch FAQ to learn all about how to use the library s new online OneSearch tool to find articles books and more Or watch the How to Use OneSearch video Art Databases Most Useful Art

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  • ART 414: History of Japanese Art | Oviatt Library
    etc CMS NB Sample Paper from OWL Purdue NB means Notes and Bibliography Stylebook What is Chicago Style from Illinois Valley Community College look for Format Creating a Bibliography etc along the lefthand side Writing About Art Here are some selected books in the Library on writing about art Barnet S 2011 A Short Guide to Writing About Art Upper Saddle River N J Pearson Prentice Hall Bernstein M Yatchisin G 2001 Writing for the Visual Arts Upper Saddle River N J Prentice Hall Hudson S 2015 The Art of Writing About Art Stamford CT Cengage Sayre H 2002 Writing About Art Upper Saddle River N J Prentice Hall Types of Resources Primary Sources Primary sources are original materials on which other works are based It includes material such as letters diaries museum records interviews and fieldwork In some cases newspaper articles may be primary sources if the material provides a first hand account of an event Examples Memoir blog post or other personal narrative written by an artist Artist Statement News item describing an artist talk Interview of an artist Original work of art Secondary Sources Secondary sources describe analyze review or summarize primary sources Examples Research article critiquing an artist s complete body of work News item critiquing an exhibition Book about a style of painting Truncation Most databases allow for a symbol to be used at the end of a word to retrieve variant endings of that word This is known as truncation Using truncation will broaden your search For example bank will retrieve bank or banks or banking or banker or bankruptcy etc Databases and Internet search engines use different symbols to truncate In general most of the Library s databases use the asterisk however the exclamation point is used in LexisNexis Check the database help screen to find the correct truncation symbol Be careful using truncation Truncating after too few letters will retrieve terms that are not relevant For example cat will also retrieve cataclysm catacomb catalepsy catalog etc It s best to use the boolean operator or in these instances cat or cats OneSearch Visit the OneSearch FAQ to learn all about how to use the library s new online OneSearch tool to find articles books and more Or watch the How to Use OneSearch video Creating an Annotated Bibliography What is an annotated bibliography An annotated bibliography is a list of sources such as books articles and documents Each source in the bibliography is represented by a citation that includes the author if given title and publication details of the source Each citation is followed by a brief usually about 150 words descriptive and evaluative paragraph the annotation The purpose of the annotation is to help the reader evaluate whether the work cited is relevant to a specific research topic or line of inquiry Annotations versus abstracts Abstracts are brief statements that present the main points of the original work They normally do not include an evaluation of the work itself Annotations could

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  • ART 416: History of Near Eastern Art | Oviatt Library
    Author s names Title Date published Name and place of publisher The goal is to provide enough information for your readers to locate the resources you cite MLA Style MLA Modern Language Association style is commonly used within the liberal arts and humanities The Library has several copies of the MLA Handbook in print Here are other resources you may find useful while formatting your paper MLA Style Guide Quick Easy version by Eric Garcia MLA Style Guide long version by Eric Garcia MLA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL Purdue MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers print version at the Library Sample MLA Style Annotated Bibliography PDF by Dr Karin Duran Sample MLA Style Paper from OWL Purdue Getty Vocabularies The Getty vocabularies contain structured terminology for art architecture decorative arts and other material culture archival materials visual surrogates and bibliographic materials Art Architecture Thesaurus AAT Cultural Objects Name Authority CONA Thesaurus of Geographic Names TGN Union List of Artist Names ULAN Recommended Reference Sources These two online reference sources are great places to start Oxford Art Online Includes The Dictionary of Art The Oxford Companion to Western Art The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research Provides searchable full text e book versions of over 3 500 reference works in a wide range of subject areas Sage eReference Includes over 80 online encyclopedias and handbooks primarily in the social sciences CRAAP Test When you search for resources you re likely going to find a lot of information but is it reliable You will need to determine this for yourself and the CRAAP Test can help Try evaluating the resource on the following five factors C urrency is it current Is currency important for the topic R elevance is it relevant to your assignment Who is the audience A uthority is the author creator an expert on the subject A ccuracy is the information supported by evidence P urpose is it biased Is the resource trying to sell you on something Truncation Most databases allow for a symbol to be used at the end of a word to retrieve variant endings of that word This is known as truncation Using truncation will broaden your search For example bank will retrieve bank or banks or banking or banker or bankruptcy etc Databases and Internet search engines use different symbols to truncate In general most of the Library s databases use the asterisk however the exclamation point is used in LexisNexis Check the database help screen to find the correct truncation symbol Be careful using truncation Truncating after too few letters will retrieve terms that are not relevant For example cat will also retrieve cataclysm catacomb catalepsy catalog etc It s best to use the boolean operator or in these instances cat or cats Using Google Scholar You can find items the Oviatt Library owns using Google Scholar s Find Text capabilities

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  • ART 420: Greek Art and Architecture | Oviatt Library
    truncation Using truncation will broaden your search For example bank will retrieve bank or banks or banking or banker or bankruptcy etc Databases and Internet search engines use different symbols to truncate In general most of the Library s databases use the asterisk however the exclamation point is used in LexisNexis Check the database help screen to find the correct truncation symbol Be careful using truncation Truncating after too few letters will retrieve terms that are not relevant For example cat will also retrieve cataclysm catacomb catalepsy catalog etc It s best to use the boolean operator or in these instances cat or cats Wildcards Truncation in the Library Catalog Use the single asterisk truncation symbol to search variations of a word up to five characters for example critic will also retrieve critics critical criticism However to truncate a word that could have more than five characters after the root word use two asterisks for example bank will also retrieve banks banking banker bankrupt and also bankruptcy WorldCat org Can t find what you re looking for Try using WorldCat org to find items in libraries near you What is WorldCat WorldCat is the world s largest network of library content and services Think of it as a giant library catalog WorldCat lets you Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby Locate a variety of material including books music and videos Find digital items that can be directly viewed or downloaded Know Your Assignment Requirements Before getting started be sure to identify the following aspects of your assignment Completed by due date Length of finished product Nature of sources selected and used References citation style MLA Style MLA Modern Language Association style is commonly used within the liberal arts and humanities The Library has several copies of the MLA Handbook in print Here are other resources you may find useful while formatting your paper MLA Style Guide Quick Easy version by Eric Garcia MLA Style Guide long version by Eric Garcia MLA Formatting and Style Guide from OWL Purdue MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers print version at the Library Sample MLA Style Annotated Bibliography PDF by Dr Karin Duran Sample MLA Style Paper from OWL Purdue Art Databases Most Useful Art Full Text H W Wilson Art Index H W Wilson Art Index Retrospective H W Wilson ARTstor Bibliography of the History of Art Getty JSTOR Also Useful Oxford Art Online Humanities Full Text H W Wilson Berg Fashion Library eBook Collection EBSCO Ulrich s Getty Vocabularies The Getty vocabularies contain structured terminology for art architecture decorative arts and other material culture archival materials visual surrogates and bibliographic materials Art Architecture Thesaurus AAT Cultural Objects Name Authority CONA Thesaurus of Geographic Names TGN Union List of Artist Names ULAN Boolean Operators Boolean operators are words or and not used to connect search terms to expand or or narrow and not a search within a database to locate relevant information

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  • ART 421: History of Roman Art and Architecture | Oviatt Library
    Bibliography of the History of Art Getty JSTOR Also Useful Oxford Art Online Humanities Full Text H W Wilson Berg Fashion Library eBook Collection EBSCO Ulrich s What s a Bibliography A bibliography is a list of all of the sources that you consult in the process of researching your work It should follow a specific citation style MLA APA Chicago etc Each citation includes elements such as Author s names Title Date published Name and place of publisher The goal is to provide enough information for your readers to locate the resources you cite Citation Formatting Tools Following are tools and resources helpful in managing citations EndNote online tool for collecting managing and creating a bibliography from your citations See Managing Citations Using EndNote Web for more information on this tool EasyBib MLA style bibliography composer Generate a bibliography in Microsoft Word Exporting Citations from ArtStor Son of Citation Machine MLA APA Chicago and Turabian citation style composer Selected Image C Coelius Caldus 53 BC AR Denarius 18mm 3 85 g 10h Rome mint Retrieved February 26 2015 from Classical Numismatic Group Inc WikiMedia Commons Recommended Reference Sources These two online reference sources are great places to start Oxford Art Online Includes The Dictionary of Art The Oxford Companion to Western Art The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research Provides searchable full text e book versions of over 3 500 reference works in a wide range of subject areas Sage eReference Includes over 80 online encyclopedias and handbooks primarily in the social sciences CRAAP Test When you search for resources you re likely going to find a lot of information but is it reliable You will need to determine this for yourself and the CRAAP Test can help Try evaluating the resource on the following five factors C urrency is it current Is currency important for the topic R elevance is it relevant to your assignment Who is the audience A uthority is the author creator an expert on the subject A ccuracy is the information supported by evidence P urpose is it biased Is the resource trying to sell you on something Truncation Most databases allow for a symbol to be used at the end of a word to retrieve variant endings of that word This is known as truncation Using truncation will broaden your search For example bank will retrieve bank or banks or banking or banker or bankruptcy etc Databases and Internet search engines use different symbols to truncate In general most of the Library s databases use the asterisk however the exclamation point is used in LexisNexis Check the database help screen to find the correct truncation symbol Be careful using truncation Truncating after too few letters will retrieve terms that are not relevant For example cat will also retrieve cataclysm catacomb catalepsy catalog etc It s best to use the boolean operator or in these

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  • ART 462: History of Photography | Oviatt Library
    from ArtStor Son of Citation Machine MLA APA Chicago and Turabian citation style composer Using ARTstor Here s a video on viewing images in ARTstor If you d like to download images you ll need to register with ARTstor Here s how Here are some screenshots that walk through the ARTstor interface OneSearch Visit the OneSearch FAQ to learn all about how to use the library s new online OneSearch tool to find articles books and more Or watch the How to Use OneSearch video Finding Reference Materials You can find reference materials online and in print in several ways Searching the catalog by location Go to the Library Catalog s advanced search Enter your keyword s in the search boxes In the Optional Limits section look for the Location field and select Learning Commons for print materials or Electronic Reference for online materials Click on Submit Search Searching the catalog by subject Go to the Library Catalog s advanced search Enter your keyword s in the search boxes Also enter dictionaries or encyclopedias in one of the search boxes and select Subject in the drop down field Click on Submit Search Browsing the print reference section Reference materials are in the Learning Commons which is on the first floor of the Library in front of the Reference Desk see Oviatt Library Main Floor map Creating an Annotated Bibliography What is an annotated bibliography An annotated bibliography is a list of sources such as books articles and documents Each source in the bibliography is represented by a citation that includes the author if given title and publication details of the source Each citation is followed by a brief usually about 150 words descriptive and evaluative paragraph the annotation The purpose of the annotation is to help the reader evaluate whether the work cited is relevant to a specific research topic or line of inquiry Annotations versus abstracts Abstracts are brief statements that present the main points of the original work They normally do not include an evaluation of the work itself Annotations could be descriptive or evaluative or a combination of both A descriptive annotation summarizes the scope and content of a work whereas an evaluative annotation provides critical comment What an annotation usually includes Generally annotations should be no more than 150 words or 4 6 sentences long They should be concise and well written Depending on your assignment annotations may include some or all of the following information Main focus or purpose of the work Intended audience for the work Usefulness or relevance to your research topic or why it did not meet your expectations Special features of the work that were unique or helpful Background and credibility of the author Conclusions or observations reached by the author Conclusions or observations reached by you Which citation style to use There are many style manuals with specific instructions on how to format your annotated bibliography The style you use may depend on your subject discipline or the preference of

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  • ART 510: Methods and Practice of Art History: Getting Started | Oviatt Library
    a Librarian Live Chat 24 7 Text a Librarian Reference Desk Subject Specialists ART 510 Methods and Practice of Art History Getting Started Getting Started Search Strategies Reference Resources Databases Other Resources Ask A Librarian Need additional help Visit our Ask Us page Librarians can be reached a variety of ways including live chat text telephone at the reference desk and by appointment Writing About Art Here are some selected books in the Library on writing about art Barnet S 2011 A Short Guide to Writing About Art Upper Saddle River N J Pearson Prentice Hall Bernstein M Yatchisin G 2001 Writing for the Visual Arts Upper Saddle River N J Prentice Hall Hudson S 2015 The Art of Writing About Art Stamford CT Cengage Sayre H 2002 Writing About Art Upper Saddle River N J Prentice Hall Paper Thesis Preparation Search the catalog for the subject Research Handbooks manuals etc or Dissertations Academic Authorship Clark Irene L 2007 Writing the successful thesis and dissertation entering the conversation Upper Saddle River NJ Prentice Hall Murray Rowena 2011 How to write a thesis Maidenhead Open University Press Wolcott Harry F 2001 Writing up qualitative research Thousand Oaks Calif Sage Publications Are you a graduate student Be sure to review CSUN s Thesis Dissertation Graduate Project Information page Mary Wahl Digital Services Librarian and Art Anthropology and AIS Librarian Contact Information Email mary wahl csun edu Phone 818 677 7078 Oviatt Library Collection Access and Management Services Related Guides Subject Guides Art of Los Angeles Art Research Guide Course Guides ART 315 World Perspectives in Art History ART 404 History of African and Oceanic Art ART 412 History of Korean Art ART 414 History of Japanese Art ART 416 History of Near Eastern Art ART 420 Greek Art and Architecture ART 421

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