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Research Guides

VPHC41 - Carolingian and Romanesque Art and Architecture - Summer 2021

A guide that will help you complete your research for your course on Carolingian and Romanesque Art and Architecture

Encyclopedia - FAQ

Why use encyclopedias?  

To find:

  • definitions of terms, keywords
  • background information
  • ideas to start your search

Why avoid encyclopedias?  

Encyclopedias are only meant to give you basic background information to help you understand your topic.

Why use artists/writers' websites? 

To find:

  • Information on artists that are very contemporary
  • links/citations to additional sources about the artist
  • Canadian artists 

How are library encyclopedias different from Wikipedia? 

Online and print encyclopedias from the Library have been checked for accuracy and quality.  Wikipedia hasn't.  

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Bibliographies for Art History

Cahors Cathedral

Printed image of Cahors Cathedral

Cahors Cathedral, Internet Archive Book Images, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons