HUMN 3093-001: Modern Media & the Parisian Avant-Garde, 1848-1914
- Choose your Topic
- Annotated Bibliography
- Images & Media
During your course you will be choosing topics several times, either from a list or on a "topic [that] must be relevant to the content of the course."
During your presentation you must provide your audience with a strong, basic understanding of the subject matter
Choosing a Topic
Reference sources such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are a great tool to get acquainted with many topics quickly. This way you can choose the one you are most interested in. Using different reference sources you can investigate your topic from multiple perspectives.
They will give you a basic understanding of the topic and they include a bibliography, which will point you to the best sources for developing a strong grasp of the subject
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
An extensive online encyclopedia of Art & Architecture. Individual entries are written by scholars in the field and typically include an extensive bibliography of relevant resources.
Searches across many reference sources at once, providing full text entires. A perfect tool to look at one topics through many different lenses.
Provides access to a number of important reference resources for music, including the Grove Dictionary of Music. Individual entries are written by scholars in the field and typically include a bibliography of relevant resources.
Indexes the library's print reference works such as dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias.
You'll need to create several bibilographies
- Presentation: an annotated bibliography of at least six sources.
- First Research Paper: Use and cite 4-5 sources in addition to those we’ve read for class and create an additional bibliography.
- Second Research Paper: Use at least 4 sources and create a bibliography
Automate your Bibliography
There are several programs available that allow you to save citations you find on the web and automaticaly generate bibliographies. Using them at the outset of your research means you won't have to go back. These are huge time savers!
A web-based citation management tool that allows you to save citations and retrieve them later using "Find it at CU" buttons. Citations from most databases can be easily exported directly to RefWorks. It also creates and formats bibliographies automatically using the citations you store in it.
A Firefox plugin that easily captures citations from library catalogs and article databases. Integrates with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice to generate bibliographies, footnotes, and in-text citations. Allows annotation and the generation of annotated bibliographies
Stand alone software that allows you to organize your citations, add pdf's, and annotate. Integrates with word processing software.
- Use a combination of texts and articles – none of which can be a web-based source.
- Use both primary and secondary sources
- Quote authors and artists you have researched
- Must rely heavily on examples from music, literature, or visual arts to illustrate your theses.
Books will be some of the most important sources (both primary & secondary) you will find on your topic.
Chinook is the catalog for books and other materials owned by the CU Libraries. Articles are not in Chinook
If you search Chinook and find that the CU Libraries do not have the item you are looking for (or if the item you are looking for is checked out), you can search Prospector, which is a combined library catalog of 23 libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Once requested, the items will generally be delivered to Norlin within a few business days.
If you need still more sources, Worldcat will search most American libraries and some foreign libraries. You can request books via Interlibrary Loan (ILL), there will be a link in the Worldcat to "Request from ILLiad."
Use a combination of texts and articles – none of which can be a web-based source.
Finding Articles & Magazines
Finding articles in journals requires using an Index, which brings together the individual titles from multiple magazines and makes them searchable. Indexes are often focused on a specific subject. Articles are not in Chinook.
Scope: The topics and periods that an index includes articles on.
Coverage: How many magazines and journals it includes and for what dates. Date coverage is important as you won't find primary source magazines in indexes that only cover more recent scholarship.
Finding Primary Source Articles
Many indexes provide a way to limit by date. Use date-sliders to limit articles to the period of activity for your subject.
Scope: Art since the 19th century, photography since its invention
Coverage: journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art dating back to 1960
Scope: Many humanities disciplines, including art, music, theater, and literature.
Coverage: 700 journals as far back as 1910.
Scope: Lliterature, language, drama, theater, and much more.
Coverage: Thousands of articles yearly back to 1926.
Scope: Covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music.
Coverage: 425 scholarly and popular music journals back to 1874.
Scope: All aspects of theatre and performance
Coverage: Jjournal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts dating back to the 1970's
A full-text archive of important scholarly publications in the humanities and social sciences. It covers far fewer journals and so is best used when you need to be able to search the full-text of articles.
Scope: Not defined
Coverage: Core journals from many disciplines covering their entire publishing history.
Getting Articles in Print:
If you find an article and we don't have it electronically, chances are we have it in print. Search Chinook for the journal title, then either find it on the shelves or request a PDF.
Does your paper intersect with topics beyond Art, Literature, Music or Theater?
Check out all our databases organized by subject here.
Accessing Resources from Off Campus
|In order to use the databases listed below (and any other licensed resources provided by the library), you MUST download, install, and run VPN software. For more information about VPN, please see the library's page on Off Campus Access.|
- You must use Powerpoint/video/music/other media
- You must rely heavily on examples from music, literature, or visual arts to illustrate your theses.
Images are important to both illustrate your points and as primary sources to be analysed. Using high-quality images and finding details can be vital to performing a visual analysis.
Images are key to a successful presentation. Using high quality images that capture exactly what you are talking about make presentations both more engaging and more enlightening.
Use our How do I Find Images Guide for many more image resources.
Over one million images of visual and material culture, covering all geographic areas and historical periods. ARTstor is the best resource for finding high-quality images of art.
Images digitized by the University Library and Visual Resources centers. The architecture and planning collection contains 100,000 images.
Provides access to Associated Press photos spanning 160 years. Includes both images and sound.
UbuWeb has thousands of art films and sound files including Afred Jarry and a french production of Ubu Roi.
Use the Libraries' How Do I Find Videos and DVD guide to find both CU owned content and Web content.
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