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Tips for End-of-Semester Research

As we approach the last few weeks of the semester, here are a few links from the Library to assist you with finals:

  • Visit the Electronic Resources page on the library website to access Periodical Databases, Online Encyclopedias, and Visual Resource Collections. Contact us or stop by the library for log-in details and passwords.
  • The Useful Links section of the library website contains online resources for research and writing.
  • Additionally, you’ll find Research Guides organized by subject along the menu to the right of this post.
  • Be sure to make good use of Moore’s Writer’s Studio.
  • Click below for a sample of citation and research materials you can find in the library:
The Chicago Manual of Style A Pocket Style Manual Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age

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New Features in Academic Search Elite and ERIC!

Just in time for your end-of-semester assignments, the database provider EBSCO has introduced two new features to make searching easier. These updates will effect Academic Search Elite and ERIC.

One of the new features is an enhanced PDF viewer, making it easy to browse an entire issue of a magazine or journal. There are now several options for viewing an issue’s information while also viewing a PDF, including a Table of Contents column with access to each section and a list of thumbnail illustrations from the issue. For a short demonstration of the new and improved PDF viewer, visit this link.

Additionally, some individual records in results lists now show the subject headings, making finding related articles even easier than before.

Keep an eye out for these helpful new features while working on your final papers. If you have questions about using Academic Search Elite, ERIC, or any other library databases, just ask!

Celebrate Black History Month!

February is Black History Month–celebrate by reading a good book! This month’s book display showcases just a few of the many books and DVDs the library owns on black art history.

Do you have an assignment on an African American artist and are looking for some prolific names? Try this entry from Grove Art Online on the Harlem Renaissance to begin. Grove Art Online is a great database for biographical and background information on artists, periods, and terms (note: if you  are off-campus, you will need to log in with the library’s username and password for electronic resources).

Finally, if you want to read a book for Black History Month but don’t know where to start, just ask and the librarians will be happy to make a recommendation!

Below: Black History Month book display

Looking for Artist Videos?

The Connelly Library has a terrific assortment of artist videos available for you to borrow. But what happens when you have exhausted our collection and you need something new to watch at low cost? Sure, you can find a lot on YouTube, but those videos often barely survive under strict copyright laws.

Enter Ubu Web!

Ubu Web is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. All materials on Ubu Web are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s). Ubu Web is completely FREE.

From this description, you can see there is a lot more to Ubu Web than artist videos, so feel free to peruse their various materials.

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Pathfinders are library resource guides with tips on where and how to find materials for Fine Arts 3D, Fine Arts 2D, Graphic Design, Art Education, Art History, Textile Design, Interior Design, Photography and Digital Arts, Illustration, Curatorial Studies, and Fashion Design.


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