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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 7,800 peer-reviewed titles.
- Fine Arts and Music Collection: Access to more than 150 full-text magazines and journals that will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
- Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art: Provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore to define the identity of every culture in the world
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subjects:
Organizing Books By Subject
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Drawing. Design. Illustration.||NC|
|Arts in general||NX|
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
- The Arts Journal: A daily digest of top stories related to international arts and culture
- World Wide Art Resources: Contains artist portfolios, arts news, and a searchable database
- Artcyclopedia: Provides information on artists and art movements and includes a glossary and links to art museums around the world
- The Smithsonian Archives of American Art: Provides information on arts in the United States and includes links to digital collections, exhibitions and an “ask us” form for reference questions
- AskART: Includes a research center with a directory, glossary, and searchable database for information on artists
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Art in America
- American Art Review
- The Artist's Magazine
- Arts Magazine
- American Artist
- Ceramics Monthly
- Artforum International
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here's some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style:The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!