Art Source (EBSCO) Database

Art Source (EBSCO) Database


Art Source database by EBSCO is a great place
to locate information on interior design, architecture, graphic design, and art. To
get started locating articles, let’s go ahead and add some keywords to the search box. We’ll
start with sculpture techniques and to get a little bit more specific, I’ll add the terms
“AND bronze”. Here are the results. I found 68 articles and that’s a pretty good start.
If you want to narrow the search down even more there are multiple ways to do that. In
the Limit To section, you can limit by Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. Also, if you’re
looking for information that was published during a certain date range, you can change
the years in the Publication Date. Source Type will allow you to narrow down by things
like magazines or academic journals. Magazines are a great place to start research, they’re
typically easy to read. In this database, you’ll see the periodical icon next to magazine
articles. If you need something more scholarly, academic journals is a better route to go
to. Let’s go ahead and click on the title of one of these academic journals. Here we’ll
find the different full text options. This particular article has HTML and PDF full text.
When given a choice, PDF is typically the better route to go because it will have the
original images, graphs, color photos, and also page numbers to help you do your in-text
citations. There is other information about the article here including the title, author
or authors, and the source which can include the magazine or journal the article was published
in. This also where you’ll find the date, volume, issue number, and page numbers. If
available, take a look at the abstract of the article. This is a summary of the article
and can let you know if this article will meet your information needs. If it doesn’t,
you know it’s time to move on. If it is something you’d like, up in the Tools section you’ll
find E-mail, Save, Cite, and more. If you click on the Cite button, you’ll find example
citations including APA, Chicago, and MLA. I say “example” because these are computer-generated,
so something things like the capitalization will be a little bit off of the accepted citation
style. Make sure to compare it to an official style guide. Finally there is the E-mail option,
and this a great thing to do because you can send yourself the article so you don’t worry
about tracking it down. You can add any email address you’d like. If you want to get a little
bit more specific, you can add the Subject and Comments for your email. Before you hit
Send, make sure to go to the Citation Format, select your citation style and send yourself
an email. Now you’ll have the article and the example citation. If you don’t see it
in your email, check your junk and spam folders. This concludes the video tutorial for Art
Source.


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