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Happy Birthday Getty Research Portal!

To celebrate its fourth anniversary, the Getty Research Institute (GRI) has launched an updated version of its research tool, the Getty Research Portal. A virtual library of art history texts, the newly redesigned Getty Research Portal offers more than 100,000 art … Continue reading

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What’s in a Search Bar?

The library page search bar has recently changed, offering more one-click research options. More isn’t necessarily better though! Each of these options offer specific tools for your research needs–and some work better than others. Here’s a key explaining the basics. … Continue reading

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The Biggest Art Catalog(u)e in the World

Federated search engines have been the rage for some time now–even when I was in college our library catalog was joined with those of neighboring UMass Amherst consortia. At Georgetown you’ve probably used FirstSearch, a bibliographic search engine that combs … Continue reading

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How do you browse through 1.6 million images?

ARTstor is one of the library’s best image resources–you can download lecture-quality art images for presentation or study, and the zoom feature facilitates the examination of fine details, such as brush strokes. But like an article database, it can be … Continue reading

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Fresh Air, Ocean Breezes, and Research

The Getty Research Center is Nirvana for researchers. The gorgeous campus sits atop the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooks the Pacific ocean; Richard Meier’s minimalist architecture schema frames every view and harmoniously unites the buildings, gardens, and grounds. To research at … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Research Fellows Show Their Stuff

If you can spare even an hour, make haste next week to SAAM and catch these rising art superstars present their art historical research. These talented scholars, many PhD candidates, receive funding and work space from SAAM to conduct their research. They get … Continue reading

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Early Office Hours Today–1-2 pm

Office Hours are from 1-2 today in Walsh 201. Come ask your research questions, review paper proposals, or ask me when the cherry blossoms will open.

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Looking at Life: Today

Now is that special time of the academic year when it’s time to buckle down and kick some paper behind. I know you’re busy, but do yourself a favor and read Lifehacker‘s post on 10 Steps to Better Research. For a … Continue reading

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Mug Office Hours Today

Open office hours today! And Thursday! Drop by and say howdy. Tuesdays 12-1pm, The Midnight Mug (get a free drink while learning to crack the research code!) Tuesday 1-3 at Reference desk, third floor of Lau Thursdays 2-3:30, Walsh 201 … Continue reading

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Open Office Hours–Right Now!

  Announcing open h0urs (starting today!): Tuesdays 12-1pm, The Midnight Mug (get a free drink while learning to crack the research code!) Thursdays 2-3:30, Walsh 201 (art building) Don’t be shy–no question is too small and big questions are welcome. … Continue reading

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