Research Guide for English 101 – Self-Portrait Analysis – Frankenfeld
Reference desk email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 360-383-3285
Books and Other Library Resources:
- WCC Catalog some suggested search terms
- searching for the plural gets you more hits: Artists
- name of the artist
- artists and biography together
- appreciation together with art or painting
- art together with a country (Japan or Thailand)
- Use a question mark to truncate words:
- PORTR? gets you portrait, portraits, portraiture
- PHOTOGRAPH? gets you photography, photographers, photograph, etc.
Other Titles (top floor):
- ARTstor - Digital library with 1.1 million images of art objects, paintings, photographs, and more.
- History Resource Center: World - Full text articles, primary sources, country overviews, and images, seals, maps, flags.
- Camio (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) - 95,000+ images that are rights-cleared for academic use, images are high-resolution and include a description.
Magazine and Journal Databases:
- Academic Search Premier - magazines and scientific journals (search by Image under the More link)
- Research Library - popular academic subjects (use Document Feature to search for Illustrations or Photos)
Encyclopedias and Reference Tools:
Subject Portals to Art or Biographical Information (these collections have websites that have been pre-evaluated):
Updated by Julie Horst, Instruction/Reference Librarian, January 14, 2010