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Art Research Guide: Reference Sources

Resources for beginning research in art and art history. Includes guidance for finding books, articles, images, and media in the library and online.

Art Reference Sources Available in Campbell Library

Research Guides

    • Arntzen, Etta, and Robert Rainwater.  Guide to the Literature of Art History.  Chicago: American Library Association, 1979.  [Ref. Z 5931 A67]
    • Jones, Lois Swan. Art Information and the Internet : How to Find It, How to Use It.  Phoenix: Oryx Press, c1999.  [N 59 .J66 1999]
    • Kleinbauer, W. Eugene.  Research Guide to the History of Western Art.  Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.  [N 380 K56 1982]
    • Marmor, Max. Guide to the Literature of Art History 2. Chicago: American Library Association, 2005. [Z 5931 .M374 2005]
    • Pollard, Elizabeth B. Visual Arts Research : a Handbook. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986. [N 85 .P55 1986]
    • Van Keuren, Frances.  Guide to Research in Classical Art and Mythology.  Chicago: American Library Association, 1991.  [N 7760 .V3 1991]

      Bibliographies

      Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

      • Dictionary of Art. 34 vols. New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 1996. [Ref. N 31 .D5 1996]   Available online as: Grove Art Online
      • Dictonary of Women Artists.  London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.  [Ref. N 8354 D53 1997]
      • Encyclopdedia of Aesthetics. 4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998 [Ref. BH 56 .E53 1998]  Available online as part of: Oxford Art Online
      • Encyclopedia of World Art.  15 vols.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959-1987.  [Ref. N 31 .E533]
      • Guide to Art.  London: Bloomsbury, 1996.  [N 33 .G85 1996eb]  Available online as part of Credo Reference
      • Lucie-Smith, Edward.  The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms.  London: Thames & Hudson, 2003.  [N 33 .L75 2003eb]   Available online as part of Credo Reference
      • Morgan, Ann Lee.  The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. [Ref. N 6505 .M59 2007]
      • Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, c2003. [Ref. DE5 .O9 2003] 
      • Oxford Companion to Western Art. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. [N 33 .O923 2001]  Available online as part of: Oxford Art Online
      • Oxford Dictionary of Art.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1988 [Ref. N 33 .O93 1988]
      • Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History.  New York: Penguin, 2001  [N 5300 .F64 2000]
      • Pierce, James Smith.  From Abacus to Zeus: a Handbook of Art History.  Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1998  [Ref. N 33 .P5 1998]

      History

      • Atlas of World Art. edited by John Onians. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. [Ref. Atlas Case G1046.E1 O9 2004]
      • Oxford History of Western Art.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000  [N 5300 .O946 2000]
      • Wölfflin, Heinrich.  Principles of Art History.  Trans. by M.D. Hottinger. New York: Dover, 1950  [N 5300 .W82]

      Technical Manuals

      • Mayer, Ralph. The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques.  5th ed.  New York: Viking, 1991. [ND 1500 .M3 1991]

      Writing Handbooks

      • Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing About Art. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2008. [N 7476 .B37 2008]
      • Sayre, Henry M. Writing About Art. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2009. [N 7476 .S29 2009]