HISTART R1B: The Institutions of Art

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Library resources for Tara McDowell's class

Off-campus Access to Library Resources

Before you can access Library resources from off campus make sure you have configured your computer with proxy server settings.

After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID or Library PIN when you click on the link to a licensed resource.

Art History Library

Art History/Classics Library:  308 Doe Library:  http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ARTH/

The Art History/Classics Library contains a core collection of scholarly books and journals used primarily for PhD research.  Undergraduates may use the Art History/Classics Library if the identified resource is only available there.  When you identify a unique book or journal, please present your Cal ID to the circulation desk staff and fill out a Day Pass in order to access the material.  All AH/C resources are library use only.

This guide has been archived

Please note: this course guide was created during a previous semester, and is no longer being actively maintained. For a list of current course guides, please see http://lib.berkeley.edu/alacarte/course-guides.

Art Research

Check out Google Art Project, which gives you virtual tours of some of the world's major art museums, including close ups of major art works.

Current news sources

The newspaper databases listed here contain articles published mostly after 1985.  For historical topics use Historical Newspapers [Proquest] database

Databases for Film Studies

The MLA Bibliography can also be a good source for film criticism, particularly for films that were adapted from novels.

Catalogs

To find books, DVDs, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, and much more - everything except articles - use a library catalog.

OskiCat = UC Berkeley libraries

MELVYL= all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries

What's the difference?

For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.

Getting Material from NRLF

A large part of the library's collection is stored off campus in an environmentally secure building called the Northern Regional Library Facility [NRLF].

Submit online requests via the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material shelved at 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. Staff at public service desks of any campus library can assist you with further questions. 

nrlf request button in oskicat

Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens.  Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:

nrlf request item selection

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All Questions Welcomed!

"There are no dumb questions!" student at reference desk

That's the philosophy of reference librarians, who are here to save you time and trouble. If you get stuck, you can talk to a reference librarian at any campus library

Other ways to get help

Other ways to get help:  in person, by e-mail, using specialized chat services

 

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