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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:

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
Visual Arts N
Architecture NA
Sculpture NB
Drawing. Design. Illustration. NC
Painting ND
Print Media NE
Decorative Arts NK
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

 CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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!

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