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ARTH 220: Asian Art Survey (Dr. David Efurd)

Getting Started

Wofford OneSearch is the best place for you as a researcher to start.  You can search it using keyword, author/creator, and title. OneSearch includes all of our library's collections--books and e-books, e-journal articles, e-newspaper articles, streaming videos, streaming audios.  It enables you to limit your searches to scholarly, peer-reviewed resources as well as to those produced, or published, within a specified range of years.  When it comes to hunting for journal and newspaper articles, OneSearch covers all of our library's 200+ databases.

OneSearch is accessible from our library's homepage:

Once you run your search from the library's homepage to get results, you see the Advanced Search boxes.  They enable you to modify your search and to identify each term specifically as a keyword, author/creator, or title:

Links to Resources in OneSearch on Possible Research Topics

These searches apply to the artists that you have been assigned.  When searching a foreign name or term, consider using a variety of Romanized forms.  Sometimes, by adding the term exhibitions or catalogs to your search, you can find museum-published resources that include illustrations with rich textual descriptions.  Adding the term criticism or interpretation to your search can help you find critical as opposed to biographical resources:

Raja Ravi Varma

Krishen Khanna

Meera Mukherjee

Ganga Devi (Mithila Painting)

Nam June Paik

Isamu Noguchi

Hakuin Ekaku

Gonkar Gyatso

Giuseppe Castiglione

Xu Bing

Ai Weiwei

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Charles Correa

Yee I-Lann

Wang Guangyi

Kano Hogai

Yasumasa Morimura

Miwa Yanagi

Anjolie Ela Menon

Yayoi Kusama

Jamini Roy

Xu Beihong

I. M. Pei

Pushpamala N.

Kawase Hasui

Takashi Murakami


Search Terms to Add to Your Artist's Name


Criticism and interpretation



Friends and associates




Particular genre: Painting -- Calligraphy -- Prints -- Sculpture -- Architecture -- Photography (or Artistic photography) -- Installation -- Performance art

Aspects of the artist and the artist's works: Political -- Social -- Religious (or Spiritual) -- Psychological -- Economic -- Feminist

[Particular school of art or philosophy; particular family; particular guild]

[Particular geographic place--East or West]

Citation-Tracker in OneSearch

Wofford OneSearch includes a citation-tracker!  

When you are browsing the results of a search that you have conducted there, you will notice that some items, usually journal articles, in the results appear with an up-arrow  icon () and/or down-arrow icon ().

By clicking on a given item's, you get all of the resources in Wofford OneSearch that cite that item.

But by clicking on a given item's , you get all of the resources in Wofford OneSearch that are cited by that item.

Here, for example, is a search using the keywords Facebook AND colleges students AND self-presentation


And here, among the search's results, is an article with citation-tracking:


Resources--in this example, there are 8 of them--that cite the given article:


And resources--in this example, there are 55 of them--that are cited by the given article: