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FYS Indelible Ink: The Art, History and Culture of Tattoo: Start Here

Start exploring here

Credo is an academic alternative to Wikipedia. It includes a topic page for tattoo and entries from several encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources.

Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub

Citing your work

Books at Smith Library Center

Searching for Information

Think about keywords related to tattooing in general, or a specific style or aspect, to start your search in the library's catalog, WorldCat@SUWhen you find a good book, try the subject links to lead to more resources on the topic.

Try some of these subject headings in WorldCat:

tattooing history | body art | tattoo artists | body image in women | body marking philosophy | tattooing social aspects  | tattooing psychological aspects | Yakuza | tribal tattoos

Oral History Resources

Smith Library Center Resources:

    SU Makerspace Studios: Audio Studio  Bring flash drive or memory card. First come first serve, or reserve time on the calendar. Instructions in room.

     SU Makerspace Studios: Sandbox Media Lab   Open whenever not reserved for class or meeting. Adobe Creative Cloud suite (Audition audio editor), Apple iMovie and Garage Band, Audacity audio editor.

"In the Field" Voice Recording or Transcribing Options:

     PC Magazine: 9 Voice-Recorder Apps that Won't Miss a Second

     Oral History Center, Winnepeg Canada    What to look for when choosing an audio recording app.

     Google Voice Typing   How to enable transcription into Google Docs (Chrome only)

General Guidance:

     The Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide

     What is Oral History? Oral History Center, Winnipeg, Canada. Site contains tutorials and other resources as well.

     Oral History Association Principles and Best Practices

     Oral History Association Web Guides to Doing Oral History

     Sample Release Form from Duke University. Adapt/modify


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