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Art 2213 Art since 1950 Professor Ouellette: Introduction

Introduction and Welcome!

Art 2213 Library Research Guide for Professor Ouellette's course, Art Histories since 1950.  

This guide contains links to resources on a variety of art-related resources. 

See the blue menu on the right to find books, articles, and museum sites related to the study and appreciation of art.  If you need additional help, stop by the Reference Desk or contact references services for assistance.  

To access Library online resources, you need to know your COD MyAccess username and password. 

To get print books from the Library, you'll need your library card number, which can be obtained using this online form. Student and Staff ID Cards can be activated online.   


Researching your theme in the COD Catalog

Sample Theme:  Climate Change

Below are several examples of search strategies for finding information about your theme.

1. Information directly related to your specific theme.  

  • Contemporary Art and Climate Change 

2. General information that describes your theme:

  • Climate Change;
  • Global Warming,
  • Climate Crisis;
  • Increased greenhouse gas emissions,
  • etc. 

3. Related topics within the theme:

  • Climate Change and Fashion,
  • Climate Change and Politics,
  • Climate Change and food production,
  • Climate Change and economics
  • etc.  




Searching Tips

General Rules for Searching:

Keywords - if you're not finding what you're searching for, try another keyword.  

Concepts - Identify the concepts that you'll want to search, more broadly such as Culture, Social, Politics of the setting in which the art was created.

Concepts more specific to the object could include the art movement for example Surrealism, and then subsets of Culture, Society and Politics, such as Gender, Labor, Social Class, Warfare, Feminism, etc.  

Sources - No one database has everything - for this research project, you'll likely want to try several COD Library sources, such as the Library Catalog, JSTOR, Oxford Art Online, and Academic Search Ultimate.  


Research Assignment

Using the Library From Off Campus

Access Online Resources

You'll need your COD MyAccess username and password to access the COD Library's databases.  Materials accessible include ebooks, scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, magazine and newspaper articles, films, and sound recordings.  



Evaluating Web Resources

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