Hello Lions, hopefully you have previously
watched my Intro to Libraries video and know how to utilize the site already, if not, please
be sure to check it out as I will be skimming over those portions in this video to ensure
we focus on the specifics on utilizing our library resources for art and fine arts.
I will once again share a link to this powerpoint so you can use the functional hyperlinks within
it. As we discussed in the previous video, you
will start on the library home page and select “subject guides” to choose something such
as the “art/fine arts subject research guide” that will point out key resources for you.
If you have questions, please ask in the “Ask Your Librarian” thread that should be located
in the “Ask Your Instructor” section of the discussion boards.
We have two wonderful eBook collections Ebrary and EBSCO eBooks within which we have easily
8-9 thousand titles for art, architecture, and fine art.
In Credo Reference, in the ebooks section, Bloomsbury Guide to Art and A Biographical
Dictionary of Artists are included and I know some of your assignments require you to look
up biographical information about your artists. I did want to point out that Oxford Art Online,
while listed as a database (under find an article or databases) is actually a collection
of online reference books that are a great way to branch out for more information.
Gale also provides a number of ebooks for us. To log in to access ebooks, use your portal
credentials, the same way you login to your email. Which we went over in the previous
video. Once we’re logged in you can see that we can choose just a section or search
all eBooks. In order to find them, we would go to the
library and click on ebooks and then scroll down and select the Gale ebooks link here.
And you can see some of the other resources I mentioned here.
In Oxford Art Online you search across multiple resources at once,
like databases, and it is all full text, images with brief descriptions that link back to
other collections and materials, biographies and so forth—all things you need for your
class. I will search an artist to show you that. EBSCO has a variety of useful databases included
in it, but in particular I want to point out the Humanities International Complete.
JSTOR, ProQuest, and Sage Premier would also all be good locations to locate information
you need for your ART classes. When we look at the library’s subject research
guides, like the Fine Arts research guide, you’ll find that we point out key databases,
key electronic books, as well as vetted websites that have been checked for academic use. Never
use them in place of a required resource, but they are safe to use in addition to. They
are credible sources you can use instead of finding something that may not be elsewhere
online. In order to do a quick search across all of
the collection, you might do something like this. Go to the library home page, I’m going
to use “modern art criticism”, and this will search ALL of our collections. If you
find a print book we have that you need to use and it is located on the second floor
where our circulating or main collection is held, as I mentioned in the library basics
video, you can get it sent to you through InterLibrary Loan (I L L) back on the library
home page. I will also remind you that we have multiple
ways you can get citation help. You can get research help from a team of helpful
reference and research Librarians at the library at the [email protected]
or 1-800-359-5945 or you can contact me [email protected] at 352-388-8267 Sundays through Thursdays
(my hours vary so if I will get back to you as soon as I can if I miss you!) Happy researching!