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Art History Research Guide

A guide to Library and web resources to begin your study and research in art history.

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Relevant Call Numbers

AM Museums. Collectors and collecting

GT500-2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion

N Visual arts

  • N7433 Artists' Books
  • NA Architecture
  • NB Sculpture
  • NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
  • ND Painting
  • NE Print media
  • NK Decorative arts
  • NX Arts in general

TR Photography

  • TR845-899 Cinematography. Motion pictures

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Reference Resources

Start here to expand keywords, and to find basic information (about artists and movements) as well as images, photographs, and sketches

Selection of Art Reference Sources
Benezit Dictionary of Artists Oxford Dictionary of Art Grove Encyclopedia Grove Encyclopedia Oxford Companion to Architecture