Art and Design

Finding appropriate resources amongst the mass of information available is not always easy, but making use of the resources and assistance available here will make your efforts far more effective and successful.

Before you begin searching for information ensure that you have correctly identified the subject or topic you require information on and what you are required to do with this information (outline, explain, compare/contrast, etc.). Refer to the Analysing the question guide if you require help with this, or see one of our Learning Advisors.

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Books
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Browse The Collection

700 - 708 Art Theory & History
709 Artists
720 - 729 Architecture
730 - 739 Sculpture & Ceramics
741 Drawing
741.6 Graphic Design
750 - 759 Painting
760 Printmaking
770 Photography


Subject Contact

If you require further help with finding information please ask at the desk or contact your Subject Librarian.

Adam Smith - Hawke's Bay
ph| (06) 8301067
email| asmith@eit.ac.nz



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EIT Primo Search

Primo searches the library’s physical resources and many of the databases EIT has available.

  • Select EIT Libraries to search across our print collection. Select All Resources to search across our print and electronic collection.
  • Use Primo instead of searcing across all the search tools one by one.
  • Use the limiters on the left to reduce the number of results (e.g., limit by resource type or date).
  • Refer to Search Tips for help improving the efficiency of your searches.

Search The Reference Resources

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    Search across a wide range of reference resources such as
    encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.

  • Credo finds overviews and summaries and is useful when you are unfamiliar with a topic.
  • Often contains multiple entries on a topic (unlike Wikipedia). This allows you to gain a rounded understanding of your topic.

Suggested Subject Keywords

Banksy | Michelangelo | Abstract Art | Graffiti


APA Referencing

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Assignment Writing
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Journal articles are written by experts in the field and are an excellent source for current and original research; often on quite specific aspects of a topic. Databases provide you with access to an increasing amount of articles which will help you find comprehensive information on your chosen topic.

Not all of our databases are full-text. If you find an article that only has an abstract we may be able to interloan it for you. Fill out an online interloan form.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

Research Guides
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Journal Articles
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Print Journals

3X3: the magazine of contemporary illustration
Afterall
Aperture
Architecture New Zealand
Art and Australia
Art Asiapacific
Art in America
Artlink
Art New Zealand (Hawke's Bay)
Art New Zealand (Tairāwhiti)
Art News New Zealand
Artforum
Artzone
The Bomb
Ceramic Review
Communication Arts
Creative Review
Design Folio
Elephant: The Art of Visual Culture Magazine
Eye : The International Review of Graphic Design
Flash Art
Frieze : Contemporary Art and Culture
How : Design Ideas at Work
IdN: international designers network
Imprint
International Textile Report
Interstices : A journal of architecture and related arts
The Journal of New Zealand Art History
l'Arca
Modern Painters
Print : America's Graphic Design Magazine
Printmaking Today : Contemporary Graphic Art Worldwide
Raw Vision
Sculpture
Textile Fibre Forum : The Fibre Magazine of the Australian Region
Urbis



E Journals

Find e-Journals

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Architectural Digest
Artforum International - An international contemporary art magazine covering sculpture, painting, mixed media, and installation works
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art - The ANZJA is Australasia's principal refereed art history journal. The journal is dedicated to research in art history, art practice, art theory, and, exhibition and museum studies.
Craft Arts International - Illustrates the work and philosophy of a wide variety of modern artists and craftspeople
New Zealand Potter archive (1958-1998) - Covers a wide range of associated topics including coverage of the annual Nealand Potters exhibition and other events, photography of pottery, illustrations, articles on indigenous pottery practices from outside New Zealand, biopic articles on local potters, technical and scientific articles, aesthetic writing, articles on associated handcrafts, gallery advertising, equipment advertising and obituaries.
Popular Photography
The Smithsonian - Created for modern, well-rounded individuals with diverse interests. Chronicles the arts, history, sciences and popular culture of the times
Studies in Arts Education

Specific Databases

Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
The Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection covers a range of subjects within an arts and social science context including education, history, media, political science and technology. This full text Collection contains journals, books, conference proceedings and reports. Full text publications: 1940- ; Index: 1940-

ProQuest Central The Arts
Search Proquest Central's arts databases including ProQuest Research Library: The Arts; The Vogue Archive; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: The Arts.

INZART Index to New Zealand Art
An index of journal and news articles relating to New Zealand art and artists.



General Databases

Biography in Context
Biographies from respected Gale Group sources including full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. With the Complete Marquis Who's Who(R), find quick reference information on an additional 900,000 people.

Credo Reference
An online library of hundreds of reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, biographies, quotations and subject-specific titles. There are millions of entries, including thousands of images and audio pronunciation files. Contributing publishers include Routledge, SAGE, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, Elsevier and many others. Additional features include Mind Map and Topic Pages, plus links to the EIT library catalogue and databases.

Ebook Central
A collection of over 30,000 full-text e-book titles covering a wide range of academic subjects.

InfoTrac OneFile
Full-text news and periodical content on a wide range of topics from general interest magazines, academic journals, business and technology publications, law journals, health care periodicals, newspapers and newswire services. Updated daily.

MasterFILE Complete
Multidisciplinary database providing full-text of nearly 2,000 general reference publications back to 1975. Includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Scopus
SciVerse Scopus is a very large multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources, containing over 40 million records including over 6 million conference papers and 100% Medline coverage. It covers research in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences, and arts and humanities fields and provides tools such as Author Identifier, Affiliation Identifier, Citation Tracker, and Journal Analyser to track and analyse research. NB: Full-text documents cannot currently be downloaded from Scopus. Click on the SFX button in Scopus to link to where the full article is located in another database.

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary research resource combining more than 28 databases and covering more than 20,000 periodicals plus many other scholarly resources. Content is from scholarly journals, trade publications, company reports, dissertations, newspapers, newsletters, and newswires. Over 160 subject areas are covered including business and economics, health and medical (including nursing), education, social sciences, psychology, humanities, technology, science and more.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global
Includes more than 3 million dissertations and theses from around the world, with comprehensive coverage of North American works and expanding coverage of international works. Over 1.7 million are available in full text.



NZ Databases

Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australian and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.

NZ Research
Includes peer-reviewed and other research from universities, polytechnics, and research organisations throughout New Zealand.

Index New Zealand (INNZ)
Indexes and abstracts selected New Zealand serial publications, including newspapers and 300 journals about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities. Coverage is from 1987.



APA Referencing

How do I reference an article from a database?
How do I reference an article from a journal?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

Use these resources to find eBooks relevant to your studies.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.



APA Referencing

How do I reference an ebook?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.



Related Study Guides

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Assignment Writing
Assignment Writing & Academic Style

Suggested Guides
Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking
Computer Guides

If you need help with your assignment writing or ways to study ask at the library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

EBook Central

Ebook Central provides access to a wide range of electronic books on almost every topic.

Ebook Central

  • The books are always available to read, unlike the physical books which can be borrowed from the library.
  • Online bookshelf, annotation and highlighting to help with your study.
  • Provides citation information and exporting to EndNote for easy referencing.
  • Refer to Ebook Central Tutorials on YouTube for search tips.
  • Refer to Search Tips for search strategies.


Google Books

Search Google books for electronic book titles online. Most of the books you can find via Google Books have restricted content. If you find a book you would like through Google Books that does not have much content available, and it is not available via our other resources, complete this interloan form and we will obtain it from another library for you.

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Online Books

Getty Publications Virtual Library
Free digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives

Guggenheim
Free digital books from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Met Publications
Five decades of Metropolitan Museum of Art publications on art history

These websites have been chosen by your subject librarian to provide you with a relevant selection of online resources. When searching for other online resources evaluate them and think critically about the information presented;

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

Our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you with this process. Get in touch with a librarian or one of our Learning Advisors if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)
Finding Information Online (websites)
Primary / Secondary Resources


google scholar
 

Google Scholar allows you to search for academic sources using Google's search capabilities. This excludes other non-academic material to give you a more scholarly selection of results. EIT's holdings can be displayed using Google Scholar, to allow you to see at a glance if EIT has access to the full-text of sources you may find. See our guide for step by step instructions.

Recommended Websites

Auckland Art Gallery

Christchurch Art Gallery

Lopdell House Gallery

Maori Arts

Te Papa Tongarewa

Victoria and Albert Museum Access to Images

Art21
Preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists. Includes artist bios and information on their output.

E-flux
E-flux is an international network which reaches more than 90,000 visual art professionals on a daily basis

Designboom: Art
Digital architecture and design magazine. over 33,000 articles worth of useful information and insightful interviews, studio visits, documentation of new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and historical surveys.

The Data Book: New Zealand's Comprehensive Screen Production Directory
Comprehensive directory and guide for New Zealand's film, TV and video industries

Google Arts & Design
Access to high-resolution images of artworks from galleries and museums from around the world.

ideaschool---Visual Arts and Design
EIT's ideaschool staff and students work

Maia Gallery: Toihoukura School of Maori Visual Arts
A showcase and hub for students from Toihoukura, along with other artists, to exhibit, create and share their work.



APA Referencing

How do I reference a website?
How do I reference a figure from a website?

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.



Related Study Guides

Evaluating the credibility of websites
Google Scholar

Everyone is aware of YouTube but as a student of EIT you also have access to the below resources to locate quality content.

If you do use YouTube, or other online video content, remember to critically evaluate the material you find:

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

The principles given in our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you assess whether it is appropriate for academic purposes. Speak to a librarian or learning advisor if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)



APA Referencing

For help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.



Related Study Guides

eTV Student Guide
eTV Staff Guide
Evaluating the credibility of websites


etv

Click here to see eTV, a new resource you can access from the Library. The On Demand section lets you view and download recordings from TV and videos kept in the Library and Shop.The Live Channels feature lets you live stream TV channels. Use My eTV to store your favourite programmes, personal details and saved searches.
Go to the eTV website and choose 'Login or Register'. If you have not used eTV before click 'Register Now' and complete the form to create your own login and password. Make sure to select 'Eastern Institute of Technology' as the institute name.

Please see the eTV Student Guide for help using eTV.

Please see the eTV Staff Guide for help to embed an eTV episode into your EIT Online course.

eTV Programmes
Hotere
The Impressionists
Simon Schama’s Power of Art


media net

Medianet (on-campus only)
Medianet allows you to watch a selection of digitised films and videos from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s archival collections. These include feature films, home movies, short films, documentaries, local history items, music videos, children’s films and much more. Medianet can only be accessed on-campus. You can search the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision online catalogue at www.ngataonga.org.nz/catalogues/


Lynda.com has a large number of video learning resources in business, design, marketing, photography, video, music, animation, education, IT, software and much more. Lynda.com can be used to improve your technology skills, or other skills required as part of your coursework - take a look or talk to your tutor to discuss what might complement your learning.


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