Guides and Encyclopedias
Getting started in Art History
To research topics in art and art history, a wide variety of library resources are necessary. Art research encompasses the study of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, design, graphic arts, and it draws on other subjects such as geography, anthropology, and mass media.
Navigate through the tabs at the top of this guide to discover and gain access to reference encyclopedias and dictionaries, books, journals, research databases, and web resources. You will also find helpful tips and strategies on searching databases and evaluating information you find over the internet. The tab for Images offers links to many online sources of images which you can incorporate in your coursework.
***Several significant portions of this guide were created by Claire Dannenbaum and Dan Macnaughtan of Lane Community College.
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