Selected Reference Sites / Finding Images in Journal Articles

 

Selected Reference Sites

Art Information and the Internet: How to Find It, How to Use It, by Lois Swan Jones, 1998.

Looking for Good Art, by David Mattison, Access Archivist, British Columbia Archives, Royal BC Museum Corporation in Infoday.com (Searcher), September-November 2004.

Part 1: Web Resources and Image Databases

Part 2: Image Retrieval

Part 3: Glorious National Collections

JISC Digital Media , University of Bristol, UK

Evaluating Information Found on the Web. Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University.

 

Finding Images in Journal Articles

Art full text

In Advanced Search, type title of artwork and change the search field to Artist & Work.  In another box, type name of artist and change search field to Artist & Work.

Art index retrospective

In Advanced Search, type title of artwork and change the search field to AT Artist.  In another box, type name of artist and change search field to AT Artist.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

In Basic Search, choose Cited Work and type title of artwork.  On the results page, look for “IL” in the Volume column.

JSTOR.

In the search box, type the title of the art work and, if necessary, the name of the artist, e.g., van Gogh, The Starry Night, and change the field to Caption.  The results will not always be exact matches.

Ebsco databases

These databases, Applied Science, Art, Business, Education, General Science, Humanities, Readers’ Guide, and Social Sciences, allow you to search for images in Advanced Search by changing the field  to Physical Description and typing in “illustration.” In a second box, type the subject of the illustration and, if necessary, change the search field to Title. If you are getting too many irrelevant results, change the search box field from keyword to subject(s). Only online articles reproduced in PDF will contain the images. Check the library catalog for articles available in print journals.