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Research Guides


Why Use Reference Materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.)?

for a quick overview of a topic

to develop vocabulary or keywords for searching

for suggestions for further sources

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Search Oxford Art Online

The most authoritative and extensive encyclopedia for Art is Grove Art Online (available through Oxford Art Online) .

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Search Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies are research guides in a variety of subject areas. Combining features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource directs researchers to top scholarship across a wide variety of topics.


Selected Art Reference Materials

Selected Reference Works - Iconography and Iconology

Selected Architecture Reference Materials

Guides to Research & Writing in the Discipline of Art

Subject Librarian

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Brooke Henderson
Art Library, Jewett Art Center
Phone: 781-283-3258