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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Ceramics, Technology TP697 - TP927 Fine Arts N Ceramics, Art NK3700 - NK4695
Home Arts & Crafts TT697 - TT927

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture REF N6260 .G75 2009
Architecture: Elements, Materials, Form REF NA2520 .P7513 2008
The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art REF N8510 .G76 2008
The North Light Artist’s Guide to Materials & Techniques REF N8530 .M48 1996
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Ceramics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Ceramics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
The Potter’s Complete Studio Handbook: the Essential, Start-to-Finish Guide for Ceramic Artists TT920 .M85 2011
Ceramic Processing TP807 .N38 2010
Ceramic Jewelry TT920 .B67 2010
Chinese Ceramics NK4165 .P545 2009

Find More Pottery--Technique Find More Pottery Find More Pottery Craft


To search the Library Catalog for books about Ceramics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Ceramics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
The Curassow’s Crest: Myths and Symbols in the Ceramics of Ancient Panama netLibrary eBook
The Ceramics of Raquira, Colombia: Gender, Work, and Economic Change netLibrary eBook
A World Engraved: Archaeology of the Swift Creek Culture netLibrary eBook
Ceramic Technology for Potters and Sculptors netLibrary eBook

Find More Pottery Craft Find More American Pottery Find More Ancient Pottery


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Ceramics or a related subfield,go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Ceramics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
A Potter’s Song: the Art and Philosophy of Paul Soldner NK4210.S65 P6 1989
Revolutions of the Wheel NK4005 .R38 2005
Ceramics: Throwing Functional Forms TT920 .C476 2001
Handbuilding: Pinch, Coil & Slab Methods TT920 .H36 2001

Find More Pottery Craft Find More Clay Find More Mexican Pottery


To search the Library Catalog for books about Ceramics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Ceramics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Ceramics Monthly Periodicals Collection
Pottery Making Illustrated Periodicals Collection
ARTnews Periodicals Collection
Art in America Periodicals Collection
School Arts Periodicals Collection
Glass & Ceramics ePeriodicals Collection
Advances in Applied Ceramics: Structural, Functional & Bioceramics ePeriodicals Collection

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

JSTOR Complete historical full text of all issues of journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
Films on Demand High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
GoggleArtWorks Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share.
Oxford Art Online Full text art reference covering all the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990's with image links.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access the databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

PotWeb potweb.ashmolean.org/HomePage.html
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History metmuseum.org/toah/hi/c.htm
Ceramics, the Art of Asia artsmia.org/art-of-asia/ceramics/

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarah.a.palacios-wilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: http://www.lonestar.edu/art-dept-montgomery.htm

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Linda Woodward, Chair of Art and Humanities lwoodward@LoneStar.edu 936-273-7228 A200-K
Robby Wood, Professor of Ceramics robby.wood@lonestar.edu 936-273-7064 A200-M
Deborah Ellington, Interim Dean Deborah.N.Ellington@lonestar.edu 936-273-7274 F252


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