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Research your Goddess
Reminders for catalogue searching:
- Begin by keyword searching for your goddess (e.g., Durga, Sarasvati, Sita). If you are getting too many false hits (e.g., authors with the last name Durga), try combining with the word "goddess" (e.g., goddess Durga)
- Use the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to find more books on the same topic
- Scroll to the bottom of a catalogue record to browse the virtual shelf
Find peer-reviewed articles
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Resource for religious and theological studies, providing bibliographic records covering topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history and religion in social issues. Contains over 2.9 million index records covering the research literature of religion in many languages. Bibliographic records represent scholarship on major religions, faiths, denominations and languages. Updated monthly,
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Bibliographic database covering principally the areas of humanities and the social sciences on the East, Southeast, and South Asia. Abstracts published worldwide from 1971 to present.
For viewing on a mobile device or tablet, users must create an ARTstor account on the ARTstor website.
ACSAA (American Council for Southern Asian Art) Digital Images
ACSAA Digital Images is accessible for free and available as downloadable low-res images through the Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds. The images can be found at http://www.vmis.in/ under the Center for Art and Archaeology, “Collections” category. It is divided into two groups within Monuments/Special Collections and Museums/Partner in VMIS.
Note that most of these images are available through ARTstor.
Michael C. Carlos Museum Asian Art Collection
The museum's Asian collections focus primarily on the religious arts of South Asia. They represent living religious traditions that originated in India thousands of years ago and spread throughout Asia and around the globe—Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Harvard Art Museum Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Search images of items in their Asian Art collection and in their Islamic & Later Indian Art collection.
South Asian Visual Arts Collection (SAVAC)
"A Toronto-based, artist-run, nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and presentation of new works of contemporary visual art by artists of South Asian origin, within Canada and internationally."
Tasveer Ghar: A House of Pictures
Tasveer Ghar is a trans-national virtual “home” for collecting, digitizing, and documenting various materials produced by South Asia’s exciting popular visual sphere including posters, calendar art, pilgrimage maps and paraphernalia, cinema hoardings, advertisements, and other forms of street and bazaar art.
Create your project
Several Library computers have specialized software including Adobe Creative Suite CS6, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Elements.
- Digital Scholarship Hub in the Redpath Library RM-16 (5 computers). Bookings recommended.
- Data Lab, McLennan Library 2nd Floor, M2-37A (Computer #2)
- Macdonald Campus Library, Barton Building
- Music Library (3rd, 4th, and 5th floors)
- Law Library, main floor (1 computer)
Free-to-use online graphic design tool. Requires creating a login.
Although less sophisticated, programs you already have access to such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Google Slides can be used successfully for this assignment.
Cite your sources
Chicago Citation Style
To create a Chicago Style citation for a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other work of art, you should include:
- The artist/creator
- Title (in italics)
- Date of creation or completion
- Information about the medium and location of the work
- For works consulted online, add a URL.
See CMOS 14.235 for examples.
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