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Art Research: Encyclopedias

For students of art history and art appreciation and studio fine arts classes that require library research.

Why use reference books?

We collect reference books so that you can have access to high-quality, factual information.   Reference books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and almanacs.  Reference books are a good place to go if you need facts, background information on a topic, or statistics.

Reference books do not circulate--that means you cannot check them out--but you are welcome to use them while you're here in the library.  The reference section is located behind the reference desk, which is the desk straight ahead of you once you enter the library.

Reference Books

The Art Reference books are in the N section behind the Reference Desk.

These are good resources for looking up facts, definitions and information on your topic.  Here's a sampling of things available:

Reference Databases