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ARTH 390 - The Arts in Italy - Iggy Beerbower: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Art Encyclopedias

Subject encyclopedias are good sources to find background information on your topic, and good place to identify keywords to use when searching databases and looking for books. Crumb Library has several encyclopedia collections that should be useful:

Dictionary of Art (Ref. N31 .D5 1996) 34 volumes

This work is newer than the classic listed in the right hand box, but it does not replace the older work.  Depending upon your artist/work/timeperiod/etc, you may find better information in the older work.  Check both.

Encyclopedia of World Art (Ref. N31 .E533) 22 volumes

This classic encyclopedia is older than the work listed in the right hand box, but it contains material that the newer item does not.  Depending upon your artist/work/timeperiod/etc, you may find better information in the newer work.  Check both.

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