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Dada and the Avant-Garde: Home


Welcome to my Research Sources page for Dada and the Avant-Garde!

Chao Chen, your class research librarian
Email:; Tel: 617• 627• 2057

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Path of Discovery in JumboSearch, (our book catalog and more)

  1. Find a relevant book (e.g., from your assigned readings?)
  2. Note the descriptive language of the Catalog record.
  3. Use that language in further searches

e.g., Click on Subject Headings in the record to see further results and related topics; and/or combine these subject phrases with other keywords for a more focused search:

Title:: Dada's subject and structure: performing ideology poorly 
Author Pelcher, Brandon
Subjects: Dada

Browse JumboSearch on Themes:

Broader Contexts:

Narrower Focuses:

Sample titles found using the above methods:

Annotated Bibliographies


Journal Articles 

1. All Subjects

2. Film Studies and Related Subject Databases

Tip: Crash the Research Party

Subject-specific databases such as Art & Architecture Source and Film and Television Literature Index. is where art/film historians and scholars are having their research party, sharing with each other their scholarship. Throw names of artists, groups, filmmakers and their works that interest you into the database; then "listen to" the conversations about them: how scholars have studied them? If you don’t yet have specific names in mind, entering keywords of topical themes, and observe what films are being associated with these topics, how and why?