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The Dictionary of Art
Location: 1st floor Print Reference Collection N31 .D5 1996
Often referred to as 'Groves Dictionary of Art',  it is the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia.  Includes peer-reviewed articles from scholars all over the world.

Highlighted Art Journal

Woman's Art Journal 

Location: Current issues in the Unbound collection on the 1st floor.  Older editions in the Bound periodicals collection on the 2nd floor.

Reference Ebooks

Dictionary of Modern Art and    
Contemporary Art (3rd ed.) 


The Oxford Companion to Western Art 

Written by 100 distinguished art historians and scholars, here are 2600 alphabetically arranged entries, almost half of them covering artists from classical times to the twentieth century. Other entries discuss art styles and movements, art forms (such as battle painting, landscape, caricature, or stained glass), specialist terms, and materials and techniques in all media. There is strong emphasis on location as a focus for art.

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The International Handbooks of Museum Studies                        The Art Collector's Handbook: a guide to collection
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