HISTART R1B: Public Sculpture and Memorial Culture
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- Cody Hennesy
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- Office Location: 212 Doe
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About this Guide
A guide to library resources for K Potluri's History of Art course.
This guide has been archived
This course guide was created during a previous semester, and is no longer being actively maintained. Here is a list of current course guides.
Doe Reading Room
north reading room, doe library, uc berkeley
The library website is your gateway to research at UC Berkeley.
- Library hours and maps
- Types of resources
- Over ten million volumes
- Several dozen libraries, including
- Art History/Classics Library (308 Doe): Undergraduates can use materials in the AH/C library if you get a pass from the AH/C front desk. Bring the call number and title of your specific request for entry.
Searching Library Catalogs
Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:
When you search the Library catalog, you are NOT searching inside of any books or articles. OskiCat only contains about an index card's worth of information on any given book:
Photo of card catalog index card by dfulmer on Flickr.
Use Melvyl to locate materials at other campuses in the UC system, or worldwide, and also to
- request materials from another library if we don't own it
- find articles from some article databases
- easily format a citation for copying into a bibliography
Melvyl will also show you the location and availablity of items that we own.
- Search for artist/author using the author search: serra, richard
- Search for topics using a keyword search: memorial public art
- Use an asterisk as a wildcard: capital* finds capital, capitalism, capitalists...
- Limit results by language (Modify search)
- You can browse topics using the Subject links. When you're in the record for a relevant book, look for subject links like these to connect to a list of related materials:
The Library location of "NRLF" in OskiCat refers to the Library's offsite storage facility, the Northern Regional Library Facility.
Use the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material at the NRLF. To receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles, submit an online request via the "Request an article from NRLF (photocopy or web delivery)" link that appears in eligible titles in OskiCat.
Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens. Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:
Article databases: The arts
The following databases are recommended for finding scholarly and popular journal articles in the arts. There are hundreds of other article databases on different topics available on the library website which you can browse by subject.
A repository of more than 1 million digital images and associated catalog data.
CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
A collection of some 95,000 art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums. All rights-cleared for educational use.
Article databases: Interdisciplinary
The following databases offer scholarship and news from a variety of sources (beyond the arts). The
Academic Search Complete
A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals including full-text for over 5300 journals.
Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles.
Alternative, radical, and independent magazines, newspapers, and journals in North America.
Includes New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Where's the PDF?
Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this button: in order to locate and read the full text of the article.
UC-eLinks will link you to the online full text of an article if UCB has paid for online access; otherwise, UC-eLinks will help you locate a print copy on the shelf in the library. If UCB doesn't own the article in print or online format, UC-eLinks can also help you order a copy from another library.
For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 4 min.)
You can also set up UC-eLinks to work with Google Scholar. For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 2 min.)
To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.
- Different browsers [Firefox, Chrome, Safari...] have different instructions- they are all here.
- You can set it up on multiple devices
- You log in with your CalNet ID
- There's an alternative: the VPN
The research process is part of the composition process. Don't be afraid to let your personal taste and inclinations guide the direction of your research. It's also important, however, to Critically Analyze Information Sources (Cornell).
- What kinds of sources do you need? If you need scholarly articles, search article databases on the library website. If you need movie times, search Google!
- Slow down.
- Is there an advanced search page?
- Can you limit to peer-reviewed articles?
- Can you limit by the year published?
- Can you use any subject terms to get more relevant results?
- Iterative searching
- Learn from the search results
- Too many results? Too few?
- Look at citations from good sources
Cite your sources
Go to the research help page to have librarians answer your questions online:
- 24/7 Chat Reference
- Email Reference
- Phone Reference
- Library Liaisons (for in-depth, upper-level research)
- Oh, and there's always the reference desk too!
Research Advisory Service
Research Advisory Service for Cal Undergraduates
Book a 30-minute appointment with a librarian who will help refine and focus research inquiries, identify useful online and print sources, and develop search strategies for humanities and social sciences topics (examples of research topics).
This service is for Cal undergraduates only. Graduate students and faculty should contact the library liaison to their department or program for specialized reference consultations.
Library Prize for Undergraduate Research
The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that show evidence of significant inquiry using the library, its resources, and collections and learning about the research and information-gathering process itself.
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