Arts Subject Guide
guides are designed to help students begin the research process,
find reputable sources, and save time.
the Library Catalog for Books & Other Materials
locate books and other materials in CCSF Libraries, select the Library
Catalog from the Library's Homepage. You will notice
many ways to search, such as Title, Author, Subject, Subject Keyword,
Art related subject headings include: African American Art; Art History;
Ceramics; Drawing; Mural Paintings and Decorations--20th Century--Mexico;
Jewelry; Painting, Chinese; Painting, French; Painting; Italitan;
Sculpture, Greek; Harlem Renaissance--Exhibitions; Indians of Central
America--Arts, and many more.
include books, sample tests, class notes, and other items that instructors
put at the library for class use. The check out time is shorter
than regular circulating books.
To search for
a book on reserve in the Library
Catalog, select either Reserves
by Course or Reserves by Instructor.
When you have
located the materials, write down the Call Number and Title and
present this to a staff person at the Circulation Desk.
Browsing the Library Collection
in the Library are shelved by call number according to the Library
of Congress classification system. Books are arranged on the
shelves by subject. Relevant areas in the collection to find materials
on art include:
CALL NUMBER RANGE
Key Reference Sources
provide background information and overviews on a given topic. Some
relevant reference books in art include:
Joann Cerrito. New York: St. James Press, 1996, 4th ed.
N690 .C6567 1996 Rosenberg Reference
Years of Pottery.
Emmanuel Cooper. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,
NK3780 .C66 2000 Rosenberg
Dictionary of Artists
Sir Lawrence Gowing, New York: Facts on File, 1995.
N40 .B53 1995 Rosenberg Reference
Information and the Internet: How to Find It, How to Use It
Information, Research Methods and Resources
Swan Jones. Phoenix, AZ.: Oryx Press, 1999.
N59 J66 1999 Rosenberg Reference
Lois Swan Jones. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt: 1990
N85 .J64 1990 Rosenberg Reference
Painting: Leading Masters and Principles
Siren, New York: Hacker Art Books, 1973.
ND 1040 .S49 1973 Rosenberg Reference
James Guide to Hispanic Artists
Riggs. New York: St. James Press, 2002.
N6538 .H58 S7 2002Rosenberg Reference
Marilyn Stokstad. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1995.
N5300 ,S923 1995 Rosenberg Reference
Dictionary of Art
Jane Turner. New York: Grive, 1996
N59 .J66 1999 Rosenberg Reference
for Articles in Periodical Databases
group together journal, magazine, and newspaper articles by subject.
They also usually provide abstracts (brief summaries) and the full
text of the articles. Do you need help identifying the differences
journal v. popular magazine articles?
databases are part of the private, passworded Web, so you
will need to have a current CCSF ID card with a barcode to access
those that CCSF subscribes to. You get the free barcode from the
Library either in person or online.
Infotrac is a brand name for several databases with coverage from
1980 to the present. Most useful for art topics are the InfoTrac
Expanded Academic ASAPand the Business INdex ASAP. These databases
let you limit your results to articles only from scholarly journals
by checking the box "Refereed titles."
Provides full text indexing of the Christian Science Monitor,
Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street journal, and
Washington Post -- Time periods vary.
Comprised of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority
and native press in America, this unique body of materials covers
a wide range of current topics and countless other social, political
and educational subjects. More than 200 publications covering 1995
to the present are represented, and searchable in both English and
SFPL - Electronic
Resources, Magazines, and Newspapers
San Francisco Public Library subscribes to many periodical and reference
databases. You must have a San Francisco Public Library
card number to access them. Once you have entered your barcode
number, select the subject - Art.
are some examples of academic/scholarly web sites pertaining to
art and art history. If you use a search engine, such as Google,
remember to evaluate
the quality of the results.
An award winning art history site with hundreds of links to excellent
sites on all aspects of world art history.
Good site to
search for fina arts images, beginning ion the Byzantine era.
An online dictionary containing art terminology.
Images and Copyright
A guide developed by 2Learn which instructs in the use of digital
Images on the Web
"Finding Images on the Web" is a tutorial offered through Networked
Information Services, Office of Information Technology, Boston University.
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Select ImageBase from the lefthand sidebar to enter the image database
and find holdings with over 82,000 images. Use very simple language
to search the database. - sometimes one word searches are best.
Images may be viewed in great detail.
Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
to a collection of image databases, mostly photography databases,
including the collections of the Library of Congress, the Smithonian
Institution, and the National Library of Australia. Also find an
architectural image database.
and International Museums
welcome your questions and can help you with your research. For
additional help you may go to the Reference Desk at any of the
5 CCSF campus libraries or telephone:
- Alice Statler
- John Adams
Campus Library: 415-550-4353
Campus library: 415-267-6513
Electronic Reference Service to CCSF students, faculty, staff and
registered community users. Use this service when you are NOT in
a CCSF library.
and Web Research Workshops
FIfty minute workshops are given throughout the semester on effective
methods in searching for books, articles and information on the
and Citing Information Sources
Several useful sources for evaluating the quality of web pages,
how to prepare citations for a "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" list,
and how to avoid plagiarism.
Online Writing Lab
One of the most thorough and easy to navigate writing labs avaialble!
Hosted by the Internet Public Library.
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