Research Sources & Tips
Definitions, Overviews and Biographies
JAANUS (Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System)
IEAAU (Institute for East Asian Architecture and Urbanism)
Oxford Art Online (Grove Dictionary of Art)
34 Thematic Essays on Japanese Art
(with images and bibliographies, the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Modern Japan: a history in documents / James L. Huffman.
Sources of Japanese Tradition / by compiled by Ryūsaku Tsunoda, Wm. Theodore de Bary [and] Donald Keene.
SAHARA Project by the Society of Architectural Historians in ARTStor)
Great Buildings Collection (from the magazine Architecture week, a vast collection of current and historical "photographic images, architectural drawings, maps, timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, and web links.)
B. Search for Books with images at Tisch
1. architect* searches for architect, architectural and all forms of the word, architect.
2. and in between keywords and phrases.
3. Or and ( ) to search any or all of the words.
4. " " around phrases.
A. Use Library Catalogs for Reserves and Books
B. Sample Searches:
(note the search pattern; modify to your own needs)
3. WorldCat (beyond Tufts)
Path of Discovery in the Catalog
1. Find a title/author (assigned readings/Course Reserves);
2. Note the descriptive language of the Catalog record.
3. Use that language in further searches
e.g. Click on subject/author in the record to see further results and related topics.
Author Berthier, François. Uniform Title Jardin du Ryōanji. English Title Reading Zen in the rocks: the Japanese dry landscape garden / François Berthier; translated and with a philosophical essay by Graham Parkes. Publisher Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, c2000. Subject Rock gardens, Japanese -- Zen influences. Rock gardens -- Japan -- Kyoto. Ryōanji Teien (Kyoto, Japan)
1. Specific Buildings:
3. in the context of building types:
*architect* searches for architect, architecture, etc.
4. in the contexts of style/period
A. Subject Databases for Journal Articles
B. Popular Press:
C. Finding Full Text
Two favorite collections of core journals of all disciplines.
3.. Academic OneFile
All subjects; a convenient Quick Start. Here are some RSS feeds:
4. Architecture (the Avery Index)
(the principal architectural database)
Other Related Databases:
9. When use GoogleScholar, set your Library Links to access Tufts full texts.
Factiva (more international coverage)
Boston News (Boston Globe and Local Newspapers)
Boston Globe (1872-1979)
New York Times Online Archive
(1851 - 3 years before current date)
Art Index Retrospective (1929- 1982)
Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)
American Periodicals (1740 - 1940)
British Periodicals (1680s - 1920s)
Some of the oldest continuously published magazines in America, including American Spectator, Commentary, Commonweal, Dissent, Harpers Magazine, NACLA, The Nation, The National Review, The New Republic, New York Review, and The New Yorker.
1. Click on the button in your search results screen to a window of three sequential options:
a. link to the digital full text when available;
b. link to a Library Catalog search for the print journal;
c. link to ILliad for requesting the article when the above two options are negative.
2. Search for a journal directly here:
a. Tufts Library Catalog (including e-journals)
c. Use ILliad to request your article, if Tufts does not have your journal.
IV. Writing and Citing
A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan Barnet. Oversize: N7476 .B37 2011
Writing the Art History paper (Dartmouth Writing Program)
Tufts Academic Resources Center -- Writing Tutors