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The Dictionary of Art
Call Number: N31 D5 1996
Publication Date: 2003
BEST PLACE TO START. Covers all the major visual arts. Available in print in the Library.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
THE LIBRARY'S WIKIPEDIA. Database searches many types of encyclopedias and dictionaries. Good place to find Artist Biographies.
If you're looking for information on artists or art movements, Artcyclopedia is a great place to begin.
Recommended Reference Books and Subject Introductions
Schirmer's Encyclopedia of Art
Call Number: N31 L3 2002
Publication Date: 2001
Lots of artist biographies and overviews of major art movements in an easy to read format. Available in print in the Library.
Bess & Frank Gladhill Learning Commons Hours and Location
How to do Research in College
How to do Research Guide
Includes tips on searching databases, finding scholarly sources, evaluating resources, and citing sources.
Virtual Library Orientation
Get an overview of the Library Resources and an interactive introduction to conducting research.
Using Wikipedia for Academic Research
Wikipedia can also be a helpful tool for finding background information on your topic. The video below helps explain how to use it best.
GREAT TIP: Use these same techniques when looking at articles from Library Databases.
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