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Fashion of the 1950s and 1960s
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Jul 21, 2014
Adaptive Reuse
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 6, 2014
Improve search results by applying these strategies to adaptive reuse searches
Architecture eBooks
by Ellen Petraits, Carol Terry - Last Updated Nov 14, 2013
A guide to full-text architecture eBooks
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 2, 2014
This guide illustrates the Avery Index's unique features for locating current and historic literature and imagery related to architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, and sustainable development
Interior Architecture Subject Guide
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated May 18, 2014
A guide to local resources, print and e-journals, maps, collections, materials and case studies for Interior Architecture
Materials & Materiality
by Ellen Petraits, Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Nov 11, 2013
A guide to locating physical materials as well as print and online sources on materials and their properties
Place
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 6, 2014
A guide to sources on aspects of place in art, architecture, design and philosophy
RISD Architectural Drawings
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated Jul 14, 2014
Sustainability and Design
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Aug 28, 2014
World Architecture - Water & Architecture (in Rhode Island)
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated May 21, 2012
A resource guide on researching water in relation to architecture
Early RISD Exhibition Catalogs
by Robert Garzillo - Last Updated Jun 27, 2012
This guide presents the first 60 years of published catalogs of exhibitions held at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Museum of Art, 1926-2014
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated Sep 17, 2014
RISD Architectural Drawings
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated Jul 14, 2014
RISD Archives
by Douglas Doe, Andy Martinez, Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 8, 2014
a RISD-specific collection documenting people, buildings, history, events, and exhibitions
RISD Museum of Art Exhibitions
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated Aug 31, 2012
Waterman Gallery Exhibitions, 1893-1925
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated May 7, 2013
RISD Museum of Art exhibitions held in the Waterman Building and the Waterman Galleries, 1893-1925.
Art & Design Research Ethics
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 25, 2014
An introductory guide to research ethics in the arts
Art & Design Research: Selected Readings
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Aug 21, 2014
A guide to the recent literature of research in architecture, art & design
Create a Research Plan
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Aug 11, 2014
A framework for planning a research project
Literature Review
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Mar 2, 2014
A descriptive guide to the literature review process
RISD Master's Thesis
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
A resource guide for thesis research and writing assistance, locating theses in the library, and thesis binding options
Artists' Books and Bookbinding Techniques
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Jul 30, 2014
Selected titles that provide information on the history of artists' books, the work of book artists from other countries, and bookbinding technique manuals.
Pop-Up and Movable Books
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Oct 12, 2014
Artists' Writings
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
A resource guide to artists' writings and writing an artist statement
Ceramics Subject Guide
by Alice Whiteside - Last Updated Sep 26, 2014
Color: Theory, Terminology, and Symbolism
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
A resource guide on color theory, color symbolism and meaning
Color: Theory, Terminology, and Symbolism
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
A resource guide on color theory, color symbolism and meaning
Embodied Knowledge: Perception and the Senses
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 7, 2014
A resource guide for finding information on perception, the senses, cognition, and emotions as expressed through art
Maps & Mapping
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 15, 2014
Resources on spatial, chronologic, conceptual, contemporary, and historic maps & mapping
Materials & Materiality
by Ellen Petraits, Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Nov 11, 2013
A guide to locating physical materials as well as print and online sources on materials and their properties
Place
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 6, 2014
A guide to sources on aspects of place in art, architecture, design and philosophy
Sustainability and Design
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Aug 28, 2014
Comics and Graphic Novels
by Ariel Bordeaux, Claudia Covert - Last Updated Aug 14, 2014
Contemporary Art & Artists
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 8, 2014
A resource guide to finding articles, reviews, exhibitions catalogs, media, and images on contemporary artists and their work
Appraisal Studies in Art + Antiques
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
Continuing Education, Certificate Program
Digital + Media Subject Guide
by Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Aug 20, 2013
Gender Identity
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 9, 2014
A guide to resources on the spectrum of gender identity
LGBTQQ Resources
by Ellen Petraits, Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Mar 29, 2014
A resource guide on gender and sexual diversity
Faculty Guide to Library Resources
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 14, 2014
An outline of library's services and resources for faculty: course reserves, off campus access to databases, e-journals, interlibrary loan, instruction, research assistance, and digital imaging
Accessing Images for Presentations
by Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Apr 22, 2014
This guide will demonstrate how to create a slide show in PowerPoint using images downloaded from any of RISD's image databases.
Faculty Authors
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Aug 28, 2014
Faculty Guide to the RISD Digital Image Database, RDID
by Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Feb 13, 2012
A step-by-step guide on how to search for and download digital images from the RISD Digital Image Database
Artists' Sketchbooks & Journals
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Jul 30, 2014
Selected resources providing facsimiles of artists' sketchbooks and journals
RISD Museum Object Research
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 14, 2014
A guide to researching museum objects from the RISD Museum and elsewhere
Furniture Design Subject Guide
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Aug 27, 2014
Sustainability and Design
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Aug 28, 2014
Glass Subject Guide
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Sep 9, 2014
Art & Design Research Skills
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 22, 2014
Research skills for advanced studio practice
Artists' Writings
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
A resource guide to artists' writings and writing an artist statement
Citation Tools
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
A guide to online and print citation tools + style manuals such as MLA, Chicago, Turabian and various free, online bibliographic tools
Create a Research Plan
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Aug 11, 2014
A framework for planning a research project
Graduate Student Library Resources
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Jan 13, 2014
A guide to library resources and research skills for art, architecture, & design
Graduate Thesis Development
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
Ways to gather and synthesize sources to articulate the ideas in your work.
Literature Review
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Mar 2, 2014
A descriptive guide to the literature review process
RISD Master's Thesis
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
A resource guide for thesis research and writing assistance, locating theses in the library, and thesis binding options
Graphic Design Subject Guide
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Aug 20, 2013
Islamic Art and Architecture
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Feb 22, 2010
Italian Renaissance Art
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Sep 8, 2014
RISD Museum Object Research
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 14, 2014
A guide to researching museum objects from the RISD Museum and elsewhere
Accessing Images for Presentations
by Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Apr 22, 2014
This guide will demonstrate how to create a slide show in PowerPoint using images downloaded from any of RISD's image databases.
Browse Periodicals by Subject
by Stephen McCaughey - Last Updated Sep 23, 2013
Browse RISD Library periodical titles by subject.
Citation Tools
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
A guide to online and print citation tools + style manuals such as MLA, Chicago, Turabian and various free, online bibliographic tools
eBooks
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 10, 2014
How to search, locate, view and download eBooks from the eBook Academic Collection
Fleet SEARCH
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 2, 2014
A guide to using RISD Library's integrated searching system, Fleet SEARCH
How to Login From Off Campus
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated May 12, 2014
Did you know you can access RISD Library subscription databases any time, anywhere? Use this guide to learn how to log in from off campus.
How to Renew Online
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 10, 2013
Avoid overdue fines and renew books you need by renewing online.
How to See Your Check-out History
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Aug 19, 2013
Learn how to login to your reading history. Keep track of everything you check out from RISD Library. Export the list to use as a bibliography.
Image Captions - How to cite an image
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 6, 2014
A guide to creating an image caption using MLA or Art Bulletin style
Library Lexicon
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Aug 10, 2012
Library Lexicon is a list of frequently used library terms. The Library Terms tab are terms frequently used in libraries and the RISD Library Specific Terms tab are terms that are RISD Library specific.
New Student Library Orientation - Top 10
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
The essential guide to RISD Library's collections, resources & services
RISD Library Virtual Tour
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Aug 7, 2014
Take a virtual tour of RISD Library's unique resources and services
Using the Copystand
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 30, 2013
A five step guide to using the library's copystand
HPSS S464 - Open Seminar in HPSS
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Sep 10, 2014
Seminar: Refugees, Migrants, & Displaced People
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated May 12, 2014
A guide to sources for topic exploration on migration, immigration, refugees and displaced persons
Artists' Sketchbooks & Journals
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Jul 30, 2014
Selected resources providing facsimiles of artists' sketchbooks and journals
Comics and Graphic Novels
by Ariel Bordeaux, Claudia Covert - Last Updated Aug 14, 2014
Illustration Concepts
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Oct 13, 2011
Pattern and Ornament
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
Illustration II ILLUS 5232 Oren Sherman Selected resources from various cultures and historical periods
Accessing Images for Presentations
by Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Apr 22, 2014
This guide will demonstrate how to create a slide show in PowerPoint using images downloaded from any of RISD's image databases.
Faculty Guide to the RISD Digital Image Database, RDID
by Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Feb 13, 2012
A step-by-step guide on how to search for and download digital images from the RISD Digital Image Database
Image Captions - How to cite an image
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 6, 2014
A guide to creating an image caption using MLA or Art Bulletin style
Student Guide to the RISD Digital Image Database, RDID
by Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Dec 17, 2009
A step-by-step guide to searching and downloading images from RDID
Using the Copystand
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 30, 2013
A five step guide to using the library's copystand
Materials & Materiality
by Ellen Petraits, Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Nov 11, 2013
A guide to locating physical materials as well as print and online sources on materials and their properties
Sustainability and Design
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Aug 28, 2014
Interior Architecture Subject Guide
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated May 18, 2014
A guide to local resources, print and e-journals, maps, collections, materials and case studies for Interior Architecture
Adaptive Reuse
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 6, 2014
Improve search results by applying these strategies to adaptive reuse searches
Architecture eBooks
by Ellen Petraits, Carol Terry - Last Updated Nov 14, 2013
A guide to full-text architecture eBooks
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 2, 2014
This guide illustrates the Avery Index's unique features for locating current and historic literature and imagery related to architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, and sustainable development
Jewelry + Metalsmithing Subject Guide
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 24, 2014
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 2, 2014
This guide illustrates the Avery Index's unique features for locating current and historic literature and imagery related to architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, and sustainable development
Landscape Architecture Subject Guide
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Jun 25, 2014
Coco Fusco
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Nov 23, 2011
Document. Document. Document.
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 22, 2014
Reading list for the exhibition, Document. Document. Document. CIT Sept 9-28, 2014. Co-curated by Kristine Lamour Sansone and Anne West.
Junot Diaz
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Sep 14, 2014
A guide to the life and works of Junot Diaz, author of the 2012 Summer Common Reading Program.
Citation Tools
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
A guide to online and print citation tools + style manuals such as MLA, Chicago, Turabian and various free, online bibliographic tools
Materials & Materiality
by Ellen Petraits, Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Nov 11, 2013
A guide to locating physical materials as well as print and online sources on materials and their properties
Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries
by Mark Pompelia, Carol Terry, Alecia Underhill - Last Updated Jun 6, 2013
June 6-8, 2013 | Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
Artists' Writings
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
A resource guide to artists' writings and writing an artist statement
Contemporary Art & Artists
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 8, 2014
A resource guide to finding articles, reviews, exhibitions catalogs, media, and images on contemporary artists and their work
Photography
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Aug 13, 2014
Printmaking Subject Guide
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Aug 20, 2013
Artists' Sketchbooks & Journals
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Jul 30, 2014
Selected resources providing facsimiles of artists' sketchbooks and journals
Rhode Island Maps
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated May 8, 2012
A guide to locating and using Rhode Island map resources
Business Side of Art and Design
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Jun 25, 2014
This is a guide to resources available in the RISD Library and to a broad scope of online links to resources mined by the RISD Career Center
Early RISD Exhibition Catalogs
by Robert Garzillo - Last Updated Jun 27, 2012
This guide presents the first 60 years of published catalogs of exhibitions held at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Museum of Art, 1926-2014
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated Sep 17, 2014
RISD Museum of Art Exhibitions
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated Aug 31, 2012
RISD Museum Object Research
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 14, 2014
A guide to researching museum objects from the RISD Museum and elsewhere
Early RISD Exhibition Catalogs
by Robert Garzillo - Last Updated Jun 27, 2012
This guide presents the first 60 years of published catalogs of exhibitions held at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Jul 17, 2013
A resource guide to artists in the RISD Museum of Art exhibition, Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection
Museum of Art, 1926-2014
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated Sep 17, 2014
RISD Museum of Art Exhibitions
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated Aug 31, 2012
Waterman Gallery Exhibitions, 1893-1925
by Douglas Doe - Last Updated May 7, 2013
RISD Museum of Art exhibitions held in the Waterman Building and the Waterman Galleries, 1893-1925.
Science Resources
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated May 18, 2014
A guide to print + electronic science resources and collections available to RISD students, faculty and staff
RISD Public Engagement
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
This guide was created by Joshua Lantzy of RISD Public Engagement.
Materials & Materiality
by Ellen Petraits, Mark Pompelia - Last Updated Nov 11, 2013
A guide to locating physical materials as well as print and online sources on materials and their properties
Science Resources
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated May 18, 2014
A guide to print + electronic science resources and collections available to RISD students, faculty and staff
Sculpture Subject Guide
by Marc Calhoun - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
Artists' Books and Bookbinding Techniques
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Jul 30, 2014
Selected titles that provide information on the history of artists' books, the work of book artists from other countries, and bookbinding technique manuals.
Artists' Sketchbooks & Journals
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Jul 30, 2014
Selected resources providing facsimiles of artists' sketchbooks and journals
Comics and Graphic Novels
by Ariel Bordeaux, Claudia Covert - Last Updated Aug 14, 2014
Pattern and Ornament
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
Illustration II ILLUS 5232 Oren Sherman Selected resources from various cultures and historical periods
Pochoir: Art of the Stencil
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Oct 15, 2014
Pop-Up and Movable Books
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Oct 12, 2014
Readers' Services Staff Pick
by Claudia Covert - Last Updated Jul 15, 2011
Take a look at what we like!
Textiles Subject Guide
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Aug 20, 2013
A resource guide for textile majors
RISD Master's Thesis
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
A resource guide for thesis research and writing assistance, locating theses in the library, and thesis binding options
Artists' Writings
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
A resource guide to artists' writings and writing an artist statement
Citation Tools
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
A guide to online and print citation tools + style manuals such as MLA, Chicago, Turabian and various free, online bibliographic tools
Graduate Student Library Resources
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Jan 13, 2014
A guide to library resources and research skills for art, architecture, & design
Graduate Thesis Development
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
Ways to gather and synthesize sources to articulate the ideas in your work.
Image Captions - How to cite an image
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 6, 2014
A guide to creating an image caption using MLA or Art Bulletin style
Art & Design Research Skills
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 22, 2014
Research skills for advanced studio practice
RISD Museum Object Research
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 14, 2014
A guide to researching museum objects from the RISD Museum and elsewhere
Artists' Writings
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 5, 2014
A resource guide to artists' writings and writing an artist statement
Citation Tools
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Sep 18, 2014
A guide to online and print citation tools + style manuals such as MLA, Chicago, Turabian and various free, online bibliographic tools
Image Captions - How to cite an image
by Ellen Petraits - Last Updated Oct 6, 2014
A guide to creating an image caption using MLA or Art Bulletin style