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Art & Art History

Art images and resources for many topics, including American Art, Medieval Art, Modern Art, Renaissance and Baroque Art, Scandinavian Art, and Women Artists

About Reference Sources

If you're having a hard time getting ideas for your paper topic or you need to look up basic information about an artist or movement, try looking at one of the reference works listed below.

Dictionaries and encyclopedias provide concise, detailed, scholarly descriptions of artists, movements, specific works, and more. Use them for background information and to find effective search terms for online databases.

The works on this page are general in nature. For more specialized encyclopedias, reference works, and websites, see the following topic pages:

Online Reference Sources


Print Reference Sources

Print reference books can be found in the Reference Section, near the Learning Commons on the first level of the library.