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Art Encyclopedias:

  1. Artcyclopedia
  2. Gale Virtual Reference Library - hundreds of online encyclopedias, many on art and ceramics
  3. Oxford Reference Online Core Collection - set of general and subject-specific dictionaries and encyclopedias.

General Encyclopedias:

Reference Books

Excellent source for basic information

Reference Books (the low shelves directly across from the Circulation and Reference Desks):

  • Current Biography, 1968 - 2011.  Reference CT 210.C98
  • Notable American Women, three volumes.  Reference CT3260.N572
  • Dictionary (it's an encyclopedia, not an actual dictionary) of Art, volumes 1-34.   Reference N31.D5
  • Encyclopedia of World Art, volumes 1-17.  Reference N31.B543
  • Oxford Dictionary of Art & Artists.  Reference N33.C59
  • Biographical Dictionary of Artists.  Reference N40.B53
  • Dictionary of Twentieth Century Art.  Reference N6490.P46
  • Encyclopedia of American Folk Art.  Reference NK805.E6