Research Tips

in support of courses in Art & Art History, Drama, and all Foreign Languages & Literatures
Chao Chen, Research Librarian (chao.chen@tufts.edu; 617-627-2057)
Tisch Library, Tufts University

Simple Tricks; Magic Results.


1. Quotation marks around a phrase:

"Robert Smithson"


2. Put an "And" in between keywords:

"Robert Smithson" and earthworks.


3. Include varied expressions :

"Robert Smithson" and (earthworks or "land art")


Try these tricks in these two sources and see the results:

ARTbiliographies Modern
 
JSTOR (a much smaller number of journals;
OMISSION of the latest 3-5 years.)