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  Reference works

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks are important sources of information. Use them for definitions and explanantions of key concepts of a topic. They can provide important background information such as the theoretical foundations and academic terminology for a topic.

They are a very good starting point for reseaching an essay topic.

Print format reference works are held in the Reference Collection of libraries; however, some are online (e.g., Artcyclopedia--see link below).

Be judicious in your use of free reference material on the internet. For example, Wikipedia is a collaborative online encyclopedia to which anyone can contribute. Information in Wikipedia is not necessarily accurate nor authoritative. However, Wikipedia can be a starting point to identify keywords which relate to your research topic. Do not cite or reference Wikipedia in an essay.


Selected reference works

Cover Art
The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art - Jane Turner (Editor)
Call Number: N 6370 .E53 1999 Ref
ISBN: 1884446027
Publication Date: 2002-01-01

Cover Art
St. James Guide to Hispanic Artists - Thomas Riggs (Editor); Association of Hispanic Arts Staff (Contribution by); Association for Latin American Art Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: N 6538 .H58 S7 2002 Ref
ISBN: 1558624708
Publication Date: 2002-03-01

Cover Art
Contemporary Women Artists - Laurie Collier Hillstrom; Kevin Hillstrom
Call Number: N 8534 .C66 1990 Ref
ISBN: 1558623728
Publication Date: 1999-04-01


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