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Encyclopedias and Reference Tools
Grove Art Online This link opens in a new window
Grove is a great place to get background information on an artist, period or style from prehistory to the modern era and is one of the most significant arts reference sources available. The print version is titled The Dictionary of Art. Part of Oxford Art Online. Limited to 8 simultaneous users.
Oxford Art Online This link opens in a new window
Gateway to an impressive collection of art reference titles including Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.
Access note: Limited to 8 simultaneous users.
Benezit Dictionary of Artists This link opens in a new window
The Benezit Dictionary of Artists contains almost 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and it also has thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. Two notable strengths are its coverage of obscure artists and its inclusion of images of artists? signatures, monograms, and stamps.
Access note: Limited to 3 simultaneous users.