This class is designed to introduce you to the variety of visual and research objects available in the library's collections.
We will use images from the "Atomic Age Opens" Postcard Project to discuss approaches to beginning research on a specific object, paying special attention to the following concepts from your assignment:
We will discuss ways to search for library resources online and how to connect to a number of different library search tools.
1) Choose one of the images below from the "Atomic Age Opens" Postcard Project. You may work in groups of two or three.
2) Brainstorm keywords for each of these contexts for your image:
3) Find and take pictures (on an iPad or phone) of four to seven physical or online objects in the library's collection relating to the image you chose. The objects can include, but are not limited to:
4) Present your image and the pictures you took, explaining for each resource you found a) what it is (book, article, image, etc.), b) how you found it, and c) how it relates to your image.
We will begin by visiting the Music Library & Sound Recordings Archives on the third floor after a brief tour of the first floor.
Click on each image to visit it in the Digital Gallery and see a larger copy.
Use Summon. Limit to "Government Documents" under "Content Type." You will find print and online materials.
Finding Government Documents Using the BGSU Catalog
Use the BGSU Catalog advanced search and limit by location. Use the date limiters to find primary sources.
Most of our journals are online, but we still
have a lot of print titles dating back to the
1960s and even earlier. They are all located
on the first floor behind the Learning
Commons in alphabetical order by title.
Finding Periodicals Online
You can use Summon and our subject-specific databases to find current scholarly articles (for art & art history, I recommend Art Full Text and JSTOR). If you are looking for primary sources, we have these online: