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ART RESEARCH GUIDE: Reference Sources

Start here for research help with art, photography, art history or any other art-related topic. Recommended databases are included, as well as information on how to contact the Art Librarian is also here.

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Reference Encyclopedias:

Oxford Reference Online > Art & Architecture: Includes the following titles:

Art & Architecture

  • The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
  • A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Art
  • A Dictionary of Modern Design
  • The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
  • The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
  • The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
  • The Oxford Companion to the Garden
  • The Oxford Companion to the Photograph
  • The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
  • A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art
  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art

Citing Images

The following link takes you to a site with great examples of how to cite images using Chicago Manual of style in your papers.  You can also consult the Chicago Manual in sections 12.31 - 12.51 for directions on how to write captions and credit lines.

Visual Resources Librarian

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Jeannine Keefer
W201F (Parsons Music Library)

Subjects:Art, Images