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Art: Background / Encyclopedias

Research resources for the visual arts.

Blogs, Open Websites, Videologs

RECOMMENDED Art Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Start with OXFORD ART ONLINE, or another encyclopedia or dictionary to find biographies and dates of artists, definitions of art terms, background on cultures or styles, and a concise bibliography to get you started.

Important Reference Works Across the Disciplines

Colby Museum Catalogs and other Print Sources for American Art Reference

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