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Fine Arts

This guide contains library resources on the Fine Arts, as well as links to internal and external sources on these subjects.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Art in China

Reference Collection (First Floor)

A Century of African American Art

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

The Dictionary of Art

Reference Collection(First Floor)

Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture

Electronic Resource
Volumes 1-3

Larousse Encyclopedia of Renaissance and Baroque Art

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Recommended Image Databases

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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