Fine Arts | Research Sources in Art History
A575 | 2229 | Irvine

This course is required for all entering master's students in art
history.  Interested undergraduates require permission before enrolling.
This course is a general introduction to library research which
includes an overview of indexing concepts relevant to the use of library
catalogs, national bibliographies, library catalogs of major research
institutions, and serial and dissertation indexes in the humanities.  It
includes a review of art historical and related bibliographies, indexing
sources, museum and exhibition guides, art library catalogs in U.S. and
Europe, slide and photo archives collections, archival sources and art
publishers and distributors.  All major art historical references sources
are covered.
The goal of this course is to provide the student with the
appropriate background necessary to conduct library research on art and
related topics in an effective and efficient manner.  The format of the
course is through lectures.
Assignments, Tests, Grades: Card catalog study questions; final
assignment is development of a comprehensive bibliography on a topic of
research relevant to the student.

There are no exams and attendance is required.