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Database Comparison

Search and Discovery
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Amanda Augsburger

on 28 April 2010

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Database Comparison Oxford Art Online
vs
Web Gallery of Art Annette Bramstedt
Katie Pauls
Rachel Hall
Amanda Augsburger The Assignment The Audience Freshmen enrolled in Art History course at the University of Iowa What is our role? Librarians at the University of Iowa, presenting an information literacy session for a Freshman Art History class.

In addition to these two databases, we will also be showing students how to use the catalog, additional databases, online resources, and give some tips on research. Oxford Art Online Allows searching content of Grove Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Claims to be the most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available, and a "virtual art resource of unparalleled scope and depth"
There are 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biblographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, and 40,000 image links
Other resources include thematic timelines and learning resources "About." Oxford Art Online.21 Apr. 2010. <www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/about>. Web Gallery of Art A virtual museum and database of European art
Created in 1996 as Renaissance site
Contains 24,000 reproductions from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassism, and Romanticism
Offers guided tours, period music, postcards, and catalogue
Where do I find
additional resources? www.lib.uiowa.edu Select Resources By Subject under the Find Resources tab Choose Art and Art History Or ask a Librarian at the Information Desk or online
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