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Finding Reference Sources
Reference sources are useful when starting your research to learn more about your topic.
Oxford Art Online This link opens in a new window
Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single gateway, users can access and cross-search Oxford’s acclaimed, regularly updated art reference works: the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists.
Oxford Reference: Art and Architecture
Coverage comprises information on artists, architects, works, and buildings as well as the terminology, concepts, movements, techniques, and organizations relating to all periods within these fields.
Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart
Contains nearly 150,000 biographies. It is valued for its coverage of otherwise little-known artists, architects, and designers
Bloomsbury Fashion Central This link opens in a new window
A hub for research in fashion and dress. Content is peer reviewed and includes reference works, exclusive articles, eBooks, biographies, textbooks, videos, photos from fashion shows, and thousands of images from museums around the world.
Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms
Contains over 2000 authoritative entries. Covers painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, the decorative, applied and graphic arts from all periods throughout the world up to the present day.