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Asian Art History: AHS250

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NoodleBib

NoodleTools helps create accurate citations, reference lists, and annotated bibliographies. For best results, we recommend that you use it in conjugation with the APA manual or Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).

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Need more resources? Visit the library's Citing Sources LibGuide.

Off-Campus Access

To access the library's online resources from off campus you will need your library barcode number. The number is on your student ID. If you are having problems using your barcode please contact the help desk at (414) 382-6062.

Research Tools

ARTstor Tips

  • Go to ARTstor.
  • If you don't have an account, create one by clicking the "Register" link in the upper right corner.
  • You can search for specific artists/pieces if you know what you're looking for
  • You can browse by geographical region if you're not sure what you're looking for
  • When you find an image you want to share/save, click on it and look for the Link, Download, or Print buttons (you will need to be logged in to download or print)
  • Click the plus sign (+) to save the image to your account in an "image group" where you can easily find it later.
  • To navigate to saved image groups, first go to the ARTstor homepage, then click "Browse" > "Image Groups" > "Private"

ARTstor Support

ARTstor Curated Image Group: Asian Studies

For more on finding and citing images online, go to the Citing Sources: Images/Audio LibGuide.

TOPCAT


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TOPCAT Tips

  • Keep your searches broad and simple to start. Try 1 or 2 keywords at first.
  • Use the limiters on the left to narrow your results.
  • You'll see other schools listed in your results. They're part of our library consortium, which means we all share materials. If you find something from another school that you want, you can request it and pick it up from our library once it arrives at Alverno.

Ebooks

 

Ebook Central Tips

  • We recommend you read online rather than download your ebook. If you like to take notes or highlight books as you read, reading them online and saving them to your virtual bookshelf ensures you won't lose your notes when your checkout period expires.
  • You'll need to set up a user login to download ebooks or save them to your virtual bookshelf, but it's free and easy to do.
  • Contact a librarian if you have trouble setting up your ebook account.
Academic Search Premier
 

Academic Search Premier is a wide-ranging database good for finding information on many different topics.

  • Click the "Choose Databases" link above the search bar to search across multiple Ebsco databases at once.
  • Start with advanced search to help break your question down into manageable keywords
  • If the results aren't what you're looking for, think of synonyms for your keywords. A good way to do this is to look at the SUBJECT terms listed for articles that are in the right direction. (ex: if "pillaging" doesn't give you the results you want, maybe "looting" will)
  • Useful limiters: PEER REVIEWED, FULL TEXT, PUBLICATION DATE
JSTOR
 

JSTOR is good for finding information on Fine Arts.

  • Search in their general search box or browse by title to find the relevant journals, then search within those journals for your topic/artist.
  • Use broad searches (Asian Art, Contemporary Asian Art) for articles on general/cultural information and specific searches (Ai Weiwei) for articles on specific topics.
  • Look for the "Journal Articles" limiter to filter out magazine articles, reviews, and literature.
Credo Reference
 

CREDO is a database of reference materials. You'll find entries from a large collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and more. This is good for background information but is not where you look for scholarly articles.

  • For information on general concepts or large movements, stick to broad terms (ie: Contemporary Asian Art)
  • You can also look for specific theories, movements, and artists (ie: Ai Weiwei)
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Other Resources

New York Times Group Pass