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ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM): Searchable Fields

The premier source of information on modern and contemporary arts

Look Ups and Browseable Indexes

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) offers three Look ups or browseable indexes, so you can easily find spelling or format variations of, for example, an author's name or a exhibition--this is especially helpful since IBA has non-English content. Look ups are available for the following searchable fields: author, publication title, and subject/artist For a description of these fields, please see the searchable fields table to the right. 

Note: Look ups are also available from the Command Line search (through the Look up terms link).

Once you locate the index term that you would like to add to your search, mark the item, and then click the Add to search button. The index term will now appear in the advanced search form along with the appropriate pull-down menu selection.

Thesaurus

The ARTbibliographies Moden (ABM) Thesaurus is available from the Advanced Search form. Subject terms are found in the subject field and this field is part of the searchable fields table to the right. Subject terms are also commonly known as descriptors, controlled vocabulary, and sometimes classification terms.

The thesaurus allows you to find subject terms to narrow or broaden your search and is available from the Advanced and Command Line forms.  If you want to run a search on a subject, but you do not know what term to use, use the thesaurus to search the controlled vocabulary. A hierarchical display is available and will give suggestions on the appropriate subject terms to add to your search.

If the Explode feature is available, this will allow you to search for the sub-topics of your particular search term as well.  When there is an icon next to the search term, it indicates that there are sub-topics.  

Searchable Fields

Field Name

Label

Search Examples & Explanation

Abstract

AB

AB(tintype)

This will reveal all results with tintype in the abstract.  

Accession Number

AN

AN(0000152155)

Searches both the ProQuest document ID (applied to all documents) and the 3rd party document ID (applied to some databases)

Anywhere

N/A

(portrait)

Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record.

Author

AU

 

AU(maurice, philippe)

Use to find documents written by a particular author. Try searching on both the full first name and initials in order to retrieve all publications by a specific author; Look up available.

Document Feature

DF

DF(illustration)

Use to search for features in an article such as charts, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs.

Document Title

TI

 

TI(digital watermark)

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the article.

Gallery

GA

GA(stratford ontario)

Field to identify resources that include a gallery in the metadata.

ISSN

ISSN


 

ISSN(0020-5508)

This search field looks for the eight digit International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.

Notes

NT

NT(foundation)

Provides results on supplemental data (akin to a description or list of related organizations or notes)

Organizer

ON

ON(foundation)

Often related to a conference sponsor, shows the organization or foundation related to a resource.

Publication Title

PUB

 

PUB(journal of arts management)

Use to search by a specific publication or publications; Look up available.

Publisher

PB

PB(mellon)

Shows the publisher of the result.  In this case, mellon will reveal Carnegie-Mellon University

Subject/artist

SU

SU(pacific ethnic and tribal art)

Use the subject search field to look for articles about a specific subject; Look up available.

Summary language

SL

SL(french)

This field contains the language or languages in which the abstract is written.

Update

UD

UD(2016-12-15)

Provides information on when the information was last updated.  Can use just year or year/month/date.