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Image Resources

You will likely need to refer to images for your research. The Environmental Design Library lists various Image Sources for the Built Environment. Another extensive list of image sources can be found on the Art History/Classics Library's Art History Resources page. Recommended sources for finding illustrations and plans include:

ARTstor
ArchInform
UCB Electronic Resources – Image and Sound Databases
GreatBuildings.com
UC Berkeley’s Architecture Visual Resources Center
SPIRO

Note: Additionally, the Avery Index allows for image searches. On the Advanced Search page, scroll down for a Physical Description dropdown menu. Select a type of image before executing a keyword search if you use this option.

Select by Physical Description

ARTstor
1. Access ARTstor and perform a search for “tholo*”

ArtStor Search

2. Sort results by Title, then Creator and then by Date to familiarize yourself with the way items are organized
3. Attempt to open an image file. If a pop up doesn’t appear, select “bring image windows to front” under the Display Options menu.

View ArtStor Images

4. Close the image

Creating Citations for Images
Some image resources may not be compatible with Zotero. ARTstor offers some hints regarding image citation, including instructions on exporting citations to RefWorks. When using RefWorks, export the citations. When using Zotero, select “Artwork” from the New Item (green circle with "+" symbol) menu and add a new item. Check your Zotero artwork citations against MLA format. When neither option is available, focus on producing your own citations following MLA format.

If you are using RefWorks
1. Select multiple images (click each image one time so that the border is highlighted in red)
2. Right click the image results page and select “save citations for selected images”

Save ArtStor citations

2. Under the Tools menu, select “view and export citation”

View and export ArtStor citations

3. Export your citations to RefWorks
4. Check your citations against the Purdue MLA Formatting and Style Guide

If you are using Zotero
ARTstor is not compatible with Zotero. You will need to enter your own citation data or produce your own MLA citations.

Producing your own citations for images
From the Purdue MLA Formatting and Style Guide:

Provide the artist's name, the work of art italicized, the date of creation, the institution and city where the work is housed. Follow this initial entry with the name of the Website in italics, the medium of publication, and the date of access.

Example:
Pierce, Susan S. Mycenae (Extinct City); View: Tholos Tomb (Treasury of Atreus) View of the Dromos and Doorway. c. 1350 - 1250 BCE. Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Canyonlights World Art Image Bank). ARTstor. Web. 29 July 2010.

If the work is cited on the web only, then provide the name of the artist, the title of the work, the medium of the work, and then follow the citation format for a website. If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author.

Example:
brandychloe. "Great Horned Owl Family." Photograph. Webshots. American Greetings, 22 May 2006. Web. 5 November 2009.

Exercise Part 7
Focusing on your topic, use two of the aforementioned image sources and perform searches using the keywords or subject terms you previously compiled. Remember to add your citations in your growing bibliography.

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Table of Contents - Intro - Assignment - Citation Managers - Starting Research - Encyclopedias - Books - Subject - Articles - Images - Bibliographies - Conclusion

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