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Art Conservation

Finding Conferences

Use the subheading “congresses” in a Keyword Boolean search for all types of proceedings

icom AND congress* [truncated for singular or plural]

iccrom AND congress*

“canadian conservation institute” AND congress*

"american institute" AND conservation AND congress*

Lacona AND congress* [for lasers in the conservation of artworks series]

textile* AND postprints AND congress*

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Finding Books and Conferences

Search Omni, Queen's Library catalog to find books, conferences, exhibition catalogues and other material formats.Use Boolean search operators AND, OR, NOT to combine terms, do phrase searching or truncate terms. To find examples of theses type "art conservation queen's into Omni and limit to resource type Theses and Dissertations. Links lead to the full text.
Narrow or refine search by adding other terms: e.g.
      painting AND restoration
      art AND conservation AND congresses 
Broaden search using the * symbol for variable word endings or by using OR between similar or possible terms nested in brackets: e.g.
        textile* AND (silk OR cotton) (Note the nested (i.e. bracketed) search for similar terms, in conjunction with AND.
        papermaking AND (hand OR manual*)
        wood AND deteriorat* AND (conserv* OR preserv* OR restor*)
        art AND conservation AND video* (for all types of videorecordings)
        caravaggio AND exhibition* AND ottawa
Use quotes around a phrase or concept: e.g.
         "iron gall ink"
         "material culture" AND (aborigin* OR indigen* OR native OR "first nation*")
Limit large result sets by library location or by using NOT: e.g.
         painting* AND restor* AND oil NOT acrylic*
         glass AND conservation NOT ceramic*
         "material culture" (can further limit to a library - e.g. "Stauffer" or "Art Collection" )
From your Omni results, select useful titles and click on the Subject Headings assigned to find other books on your topic.

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