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Making Memorials

Fall 2012

Listed in: , as ARCH-365  |  , as EUST-365  |  German, as GERM-365; Heidi Gilpin (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Gretchen L. Gano.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Citing Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1934 to present)
Indexes more than 2,000 periodicals on archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation.

Art Abstracts (1984 to present)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) (1974 to present)
Citations to and abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art; some entries date back as far as the late 1960s.

BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art (1973 to present)
Bilingual database on the history of post-classical western art. Also includes RAA (Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie) from 1973 to 1989 and RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art) from 1975 to 1989.

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) (1973 to present)
Covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.

PsycInfo (1887 to present)
Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.

PubMed (1966 to present)
Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.

Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.

Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.

Reference

Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon / Artists of the World
Authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists.

Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.

Media

Amherst College Digital Collections

ARTstor
Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Citing Sources

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching. We recommend Zotero highly for thesis writers. It is a great all-around tool for getting your digital desk in order.