The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is the major multi-disciplinary index for the study of East, Southeast, and South Asia. It contains citations to Western language works published worldwide on all subjects pertaining to this vast region, especially in the humanities and the social sciences (including but not limited to art, history, language, literature, religion, anthropology, sociology, political science, and economics).
The online BAS focuses on periodical articles and chapters in edited volumes; articles in over 100 “fast track journals” are given priority in indexing. Currently, the number of citations is approaching 800 thousand.
The online BAS offers users various methods to search, browse (by country-subject or journal title), download, and email citations. The “Find it @ your library” button under each record can be used to retrieve the full-text article, identify the availability of the print copy, or make an ILL request. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.
The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Entries are clear and concise, and Benezit contains thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. In addition to its outstanding scope and depth, two features in particular make Benezit unique among art reference works: its superb coverage of obscure artists and the inclusion of images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps.
Key Features of Benezit Include:
- Nearly 170,000 entries on artists from the first English edition (2006), the largest edition to date, plus revisions and new biographies exclusively available online
- More than 11,000 images of artists signatures, monograms, and stamps of sale
- Detailed museum listings, bibliographies, exhibition information, and auction records
- Ability to view Benezit results separately or alongside Grove Art and other Oxford art reference works
- Comprehensive coverage on artists across all media, from painters and sculptors to calligraphers, ceramicists, illustrators, installation artists, and performance artists
- Updated three times per year to reflect new scholarship, additions to the bibliographies, and corrections – concurrent with Grove Art updates
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For the next few months, the O’SF library is please to present some of the art of Harriet Bart. A Minnesota native, Harriet Bart is a conceptual artist working across disciplines in a variety of media. She creates evocative content through the narrative power of objects, the intimacy of artists books, and the theater of installation. She has a deep and abiding interest in the personal and cultural expression of memory; it is at the core of her work. You may link to Ms. Bart’s webpage here. The Art in the Library subject guide is here.
Bart’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Germany. She has completed more than a dozen public art commissions in the United States, Japan, and Israel. She has won two Minnesota Book Awards and been the recipient of fellowships from Forecast Public Art, McKnight Foundation, Bush Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, NEA Arts Midwest, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her work is in many museum, university, and private collections, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum, Jewish Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry. Bart is a founding member of W.A.R.M. Gallery and Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art. She is represented by Driscoll Babcock, New York.
Here are some images of what you will find on the first floor of the O’SF library:
Established in 1966, GeoRef is produced by the American Geosciences Institute and is now one of the most comprehensive databases for the geosciences (or earth science, as it is sometimes known). Some specific topics covered include:
- Environmental and engineering geology
- Economic geology
- Marine geology and oceanography
This focus lends itself well to use by those studying geology, engineering, environmental sciences, archeology, and similar disciplines. Students can search a number of different formats, like journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, and reports in order to find information dating back to 1785.
The Art Full Text database provides full-text access to many journal articles on art and art history. For articles where only a citation or abstract is provided, click on the Check for Full Text icon to determine availability.
– Other subjects covered in this database include women’s studies, cultural studies, and history.
– Access the Art Full Text database by using the A-Z List of Databases link on the Library Homepage.
– To search only Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, select this option from the limiters.
Use the Research Guides link on the Library Homepage to explore other subject-specific databases in Art/Art History.
Talk about a sweetheart of a deal. We now have a trial to Oxford Bibliographies Online, available through the end of the month.
” Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is an entirely new research tool for the social sciences and humanities. A scholar-curated library of discipline-based subject modules, OBO is designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research. Each entry is a selective guided tour through the key literature on a topic, receives multiple peer-reviews as well as Editorial Board approval, and is designed to facilitate a research experience with no dead ends. All citations are linked through to your collection via OpenURL, full-text via DOIs, or to the web via links to OCLC, WorldCat, and Google Books, allowing users to locate quickly full-text content directly from OBO. OBO is the ultimate collection development tool for librarians and time saving tool for students and researchers.”
OBO is a unique reference tool in which 95 broad subject categories are broken down into smaller and smaller subject areas, and individual books and articles important to the study of each subject is listed and described. Users can start their exploration with a keyword search or by browsing through a broad subject area, such as Art History and Medieval Studies.
Remember Tommies love research and so do Tommie Librarians!
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Banned Books Week
Celebrating The Freedom To Read
September 22-28, 2013
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held September 22-28, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.