Help for: Course Image Lists | Flashcard Application
1. Typical course image lists are organized by week, lecture, or other topic. Thumbnail images and their corresponding captions are displayed in table format down the page. Navigation bars at the top and bottom of the page permit you to proceed sequentially through the available image lists or return to the course lecture calendar.
2. Clicking on a thumbnail image will invoke an InSitu database record with a larger image (InSitu is the Art History Department's online database). There may be a log-in screen if you are off campus. If you would like to view an even larger (screen-size) image, click on the "Large URL" link in the database record.
3. The database record may provide additional information about the work, such as medium and present owner. If the creator of the work has a biographical entry in the Grove Dictionary of Art, clicking the "Bio" hyperlink will display the Grove entry (the online Grove Dictionary of Art is a site-licensed resource, so you may get a log-in screen if you are off campus). Within Grove you also have the option of locating other images (via the "Bridgeman" link) or related articles (such as "Neo-Classicism" in the example below).
4. Database records for architecture and other works (such as archaeological finds) connected to a specific geographic location may also have a "Map" link that opens a MapQuest(TM) search. The level of detail will vary for different parts of the world, but this feature may be useful for contextualizing unfamiliar places. The map can be panned or zoomed.
5. You can test your knowlege of course images in an online flashcard application that is part of the InSitu database. Click on the "Flashcards" link at the top of the course image list. This will open a "Course-Related Search" page that lists available courses and topics. Click on the course number for your class, and the page will refresh with the relevant topic/image lists. Topic Lists in the middle column correspond to the image lists on your course website; lists in the right column are for special purposes, such as images required for examinations. Choose one or more items. Under "How to Display Image List" click "Flashcard Format." Then click the Search button.
6. InSitu will collect the relevant images and display them in random order. Clicking on an image will open a small window with the image description. Clicking on an arrow will advance to the next image (and then clicking on that image will update the description window). Images will be presented in a different random order each time the search is executed.