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1 Unlocking the Mysteries of Online Resources for an International Community Susan Flanagan Getty Research Institute Los Angeles, California USA Internet Librarian International October 16, 2006

2 Library & Clientele Research Library Graduate Students University Faculty Residential scholars Independent researchers Ages 22+

3 Approaches Existing: “How to search” New: “How to find” A to Z list of databases Subject categories

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6 Process Selected databases Wrote scripts Shortened session Demonstrate vs. Mention Revise, revise, revise Ready to launch

7 Database Types Full text Image Citation Union Catalogs Linking Software

8 Arrangement E-journal Portal Full Text News Reference Books Art Sources Photo Study Collection Database Images Union Catalogs

9 Handout 1: Selected Online Resources Three pages Icons for full text, images, citations, union catalog Highlights of each product

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11 Handout 2: Sample Demonstration Script ARTstor Features: registration, side-by-side image viewing, creating image groups, saving slide shows

12 ARTSTOR Introduction: In its first year, ARTstor is a new and growing database. It was released this year with 300,000 images, associated descriptions and software to view and store images. ARTstor was launched by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide helpful and coherent collections of images and data to educational and scholarly users. Click: Subscription databases and other catalog resources Click: Browse the A to Z list Scroll down to: ARTSTOR Point out:Setup and Navigation requirements. Setup and Navigation requirements are listed here. These have been enabled on the OPACs. If you are using ARTstor at your Getty computer and needed assistance, contact the Reference Desk. Click:Direct link to ARTstor Check:Turn off Pop Up Blocker Click:Search and Browse for Images Registration: You may wish to register with ARTstor to take full advantage of the functionality of ARTstor including saving and printing images for permitted uses, and adding personal notes. But your access will be limited to institutional workstations here on site. Click:Logon Type Type Password:reference Click:Logon Click:OK Collections and Searching: ARTstor has general and specialized collections. The default is to search all collections, but you can limit to a specific collection. For example: if you wish to search for images of Katsura, one of the four Imperial Palaces in Kyoto, in the keyword box Type:katsura Click:Search

13 Handout 3: Sample Mention Script xreferplus Features: 150 reference books, audio files, research mapper

14 xreferplus Click:Browse the A to Z list Click:X Click:xreferplus Click:All Books Scroll to show titles xreferplus is a giant online reference library that provides you with full-text access to over 150 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles. In addition to text, audio and image files are available, including the Bridgeman Library. xreferplus compliments reference materials available in Oxford Reference Online Premium. Click:Home

15 Aftermath Evaluation Bibliographic records in catalog OCLC & RLG Merger

16 Future Google Book Search Continuing Changes

17 Questions ? Answers! Susan Flanagan


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