Hey there! I’m sure you’ve seen me around on social media, or taking pictures in the library. My name is Luan (Lu-on) and I’m the library’s outreach coordinator. I help market the library and create partnerships throughout Boise State and the local community. I started last month – and I just found something really cool I have to share!
But first, fun-fact about me, I graduated from Boise State with a BFA in illustration and a minor in arts entrepreneurship. I’m a drawer, connector, cat mom, and coffee fiend. I’m learning that the library isn’t just “a big building with books, and a cool place to study.” The culture is really evolving. It’s a true “learning commons,” thanks to the dedicated staff and the resources they provide.
Now onto that super cool thing I discovered: the Oxford Art Online database. When I was a student, I took lots of art history and art theory courses. I wish I had known about this research database! It’s mainly a scholarly art encyclopedia. It has intuitive navigation and you can save, print, and share articles. You can find peer-reviewed articles as well as bibliographies, media, and links to related resources.
Whether you’re researching an artist for class or you want to discover a new one, this database is a great place to start! Seriously, I wish I knew about this sooner!
P.S. If you type “dog” in the search bar, you’ll find a really interesting sculpture by Rona Pondick.
Luan Teed, Outreach Coordinator