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ARS Visual Culture

Online Tutorial

Spring 2021 Live Zoom Outline

In this orientation, we will take a tour of library resources and services together. We will also seek to answer the question:

  • How do you refine your research topic?

Today's lesson:

  1. Go to the library website at
  2. Search the library catalog (Books & More) to find books, articles, and more on your topic.
    - Example keywords: art protest
    - Note that this is not a full-text search.  
    - Filter to books only: Resource Types -> Books.  
  3. Review results for relevancy (title, subject headings, table of contents).  
  4. Filter to ebooks only.  Library (New School) -> New School Internet Resources 
  5. Filter to physical books. Availability ->Physical Items in Consortium
    - Click on Login to request a book.
  6. Now go back to the library website
  7. Click on Browse Databases and click on "Art." 
  8. Select Art & Architecture Source.
  9. Search using our example keywords: art protest
  10. Review results for relevancy (title, subject headings, abstract)
  11. Next, we will create an account in RefWorks, a citation management system.
  12. Click on "Cite this item" then "Export to RefWorks"
  13. Then click on "Yes, export to the newest version of RefWorks"
  14. Click on "No account? - Sign up here"  We will all create a RefWorks account.
  15. Now we will complete exporting the citation to RefWorks.  Return to JSTOR and click on "Export to RefWorks" 
  16. Highlight the citation to view details on the right. You can edit the fields, if necessary. 
  17. To create a bibliography in any citation style, click on the checkboxes to the left of the references. Then go to "Create bibliography"  and select "Create bibliography."
  18. You can change your citation style using the drop-down menu.  (Recommended: Chicago 17th Edition (Notes & Bibliography)
  19. Go back to Browse Databases  and click on "Art." 
  20. Enter ARTstor and search using the keyword protest
  21. You can refine your results according to geography, classification, etc.

Need help? Request a 1-on-1 Consultation or Ask Us!   Consult our Art Research Guide and Youtube playlist.


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