Here is a research guide for the Studio Art Low-Residency MFA (MFAST). Get in touch with Kathy Cowan (liaison librarian) with questions or to arrange in-person research consultation in the studio or the library.
Image from Amalgamations (2015) by Tori Christgen, MFAST Thesis
Information Literacy (video)
This video on Lynda.com gives an excellent overview of the research process in an art and design context. Sections include: Types of Resources | Search Strategies | Resource Evaluation | Ethical Use of Information | Citation
Interlibrary Loan during your MICA residency and at your home location during the year
Decker Library's Interlibrary Loan form is here | Allow up to 2 weeks for delivery of books & media
Resource Evaluation (a section of the Information Literacy video) covers these topics in 20 minutes:
Beyond Google | The Web vs. Databases | Scholarly vs. Popular Publications | Criteria for Evaluating Information | Primary vs. Secondary Sources
Writing About Contemporary Art | Hardcopy or Online | Where to Find
Books on Art Writing
Find Books, eBooks, & Videos
For Summer 2018, the Decker Library is piloting a book delivery service to the Hurwitz Study Center.
Note: The patron is responsible for any lost or damaged materials, as is the case for all materials checked out from the Library.