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Museum Docents Library Basics: Journal Articles and Research Databases

Library resources to assist in the basic research of museum objects in the Colby College Museum of Art.

What is a "research database"

A research database is a search engine that allows you input search terms to locate quality journal articles and other scholarly materials on a particular topic.

Through the database you may then link to full text content if owned by the Colby Libraries, or to the art journal in print if owned by Colby. Some of the best journal articles in the art field are only in print, due to copyright issues pertaining to art reproductions. Use of these art research databases will allow you to locate articles in our excellent art journal collection

Research Databases and Journal Articles

Accessing Print Journals in Bixler Library

Some back issues of important art periodicals are in print-only format. Bound back issues of art periodicals must be requested from Library Storage. Please have your article citation with you and ask a desk assistant for help in retrieving print issues of our art periodicals.

Your Librarian

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Margaret Ericson
Bixler Art and Music Library, Rm 136
Bixler Art/Music Building
Spring 2018 office hours: Monday, 2-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-noon.
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