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ARTH 209 Ancient Art and Architecture

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  • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785

Office Hours

Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm in ARTS W-280 or jennifer [dot] garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (by appointment)

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Background information

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Guides and Handbooks

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Books

Find books and more in the library catalogue.

  • Tips for searching available here.

Not available at McGill?

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Find journal articles using these online databases:

These tools allow you to search by keyword across thousands of journals in art and architecture. Many articles are available in full-text; others can be found in print journals in the library stacks. Learn more about borrowing journals not available at McGill.

  • Art Full Text (EBSCO)
    Covers Art, Architecture, Housing and Urban Planning. Indexes (from 1984) and abstracts (from 1994) articles from periodicals published throughout the world. May cross-search with Art Index, Art Retrospective (1929-1984) and Art Image Gallery.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (EBSCO) Coverage is from the 1930s (with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s) to the present.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA)
    Covers material published between 1975 and 2007. For material published after 2007 see the International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
  • International Bibliography of Art (IBA) (CSA)
    Covers international scholarship within the following broad parameters: European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945; Visual arts in all media, plus decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology and classical studies, antiques and architectural history, and related fields.

Additional databases

  • Année Philologique
    A database on greco-roman antiquity covering a wide spectrum of subjects - language, literature, history, rhetoric, archaeology and philosophy. It indexes books, articles in journals, conference papers and dissertations in English, French, Spanish, and German languages.
  • Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA)
    AATA Online is a comprehensive database of more than 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.
  • JSTOR
    Search the full text of articles in a range of journals. Coverage up to 2007 - no current articles.
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Liaison librarian

  • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785
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  • Open access resource
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Images

NOT all images on the web are FREE! Read this important information on image copyright.

Top Online Resources - Locating Images

  • Art Museum Image Gallery (EBSCO)
    Art images and related multimedia from the collections of distinguished museums around the world (e.g. Louvre, Prado, Hermitage, British Museum, etc.); can be searched alone or in conjunction with other EBSCO journal indexes.
  • ARTstor
    This digital library features an easy-to-use interface enabling students, faculty, and instructors to select from a wealth of digital images. The charter collection includes over 300,000 representations of architecture, painting, sculpture,and photography from many major museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and George Eastman House, to name a few.
  • Getty Search Gateway
    The Getty has made available over 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose. These images are in the public domain.
  • Oxford Art Online
    The access point for Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources. May limit to images only.
  • Réunion des musées nationaux
    A collection of images from the national and regional museums of France, including the Louvre, Orsay, Pompidou and the Picasso Museum.
  • Timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art
    The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. Provides theme specific searches, as well as general browsing.

Sources of Illustrations - Understanding Images

Iconography

Liaison librarian

  • Jennifer [dot] Garland [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4785
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Writing Tools

  • Citation Guides: Chicago Style
  • Citing Images

    Details

    How to cite works of art and museum wall text:

    1. Citing works of art

    2. To cite wall text, exhibition labels, or other didactic information, use these examples as a guide:

    • Wall text:
      • As a footnote: Wall text, Name of Exhibition, Name of Museum, Museum Location, Dates
        • example: Wall text, Splendore a Venezia, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC, October 12, 2013-January 19, 2014.
      • In your bibliography: Name of Museum. Wall text, Name of Exhibition, Museum Location, Date.
        • example: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Wall text, Splendore a Venezia, Montreal, QC, October 12, 2013-January 19, 2014.
    • Museum label:
      • As a footnote: Museum label for Artist Name, Title of Artwork, Name of Museum, Museum Location, Date
        • example: Museum label for Lorenzo Lotto, Venus and Cupid, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2014
      • In your bibliography: Name of Museum. Museum label for Artist Name, Title of Artwork, Museum Location, Date. [Optional: include name of exhibition or other relevant information]
        • example: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum label for Lorenzo Lotto, Venus and Cupid, New York, NY, 2014.
  • Learning to Look (Taylor)
    Find a copy in the library

  • A Short Guide to Writing about Art (Barnet)
    Find a copy in the library

  • Writing about Art (Sayre)
    Find a copy in the library
  • Writing Tools: Annotated Bibliographies

 

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