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Art History: Encyclopedias & Reference

Guide to the key resources and research methods of art history. Art History Guide.

Core Online Reference Sources

Artists' Biography


Bibliographies can quickly inform you about the literature of a topic and point out sources that may be otherwise difficult to find. Art bibliographies in books are shelved in the Art & Architecture collection in the Z's.

Major Corpora


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Art & Architecture Librarian

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Alex Watkins