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Electronic Sources for Art : Getting Started

Written to address the Covid-19 research

Starting Out


Visual Studies Librarian

During the Covid-19 closure, use these exclusively-digial sources for your topics.
I will be available for help during regular business hours (8-5 EST).  Please email me and I will help you as much as I can.
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Box 90727
Lilly Library

Beginnings - Reference Sources


Art Encyclopedias


Artists' Dictionaries (biographies of Artists)

Specialized Reference

Keep in mind that specialized Dictionaries can answer many simple art questions.

Period Dictionaries - Classical

The Grove encyclopedia of classical art & architecture [electronic resource and book]

Decorative Arts

Grove encyclopedia of decorative arts  [electronic resource and book]