Fine Arts | Research Sources in Art History
A575 | 2200 | 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  All major art historical
references sources are covered.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 not exams and attendance is required.