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Research Guides

Art History

This research guide provides a highly selective list of major reference resources in the field of Art History.

Using Encyclopedias

Use encyclopedias both for broad overviews of topics and to identify the major works written about those topics. In addition to the list below, there are many print encyclopedias that focus on the lives and work of specific artists, painters, architects etc. e.g. Dictionary of Canadian Artists; Victorian Painters; Contemporary Architects; etc.

Other Useful Art Enclyclopedias