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ART 582 Art Writing  

Spring 2016
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Course Information

 Professor Amelia Carr

 Librarian: Cynthia burton

 Remember that you can book an appointment with a reference librarian as often as you choose.


Finding Books

Allecat Review:


  • Start with a keyword search that is relevant to your topic

  • Use the Subjects to find other books 

  • If the library does not own the book, is checked out or lost use EZBorrowto borrow a copy from another library

  • You can search by title and author as well

 Formula for a subject search:  Last Name of Artist, First Name ---possible subdivisions (bibliography is a gift!)

Remember to find the form of the name that Library of Congress uses:  

Da Vinci Leonardo 1452 1519 is not used in this library's catalog. Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 is used instead.

Try a search for Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519


Tips for finding bibliographies


Bibliographies at Pelletier:

Art books : a basic bibliography of monographs on artists

Look for bibliographies in book catalogues and in article indexes:

Name of Artist-bibliographies

Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 -- Bibliography

 Links to other libraries:

Vatican Library

The European Library (portal)


Selected Reference Books in Print


The Dictionary of Art R703 D561t (1996)

Encyclopedia of World Art R703 En19 now in Compact Shelving B

The Oxford Dictionary of Art R703 Ox2cb (2004) 

The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists R703 L267y (2000) now in Compact Shelving A

Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s R700 R272o (1993) now in Compact Shelving B

Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art R704.946 H143i (1994)

The Dictionary of Symbols in Western Art R704.946 C23d (1995) Reference and EBOOK

Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art R709.024 Zi68h (2008)

Encyclopedia of Visual Art R709 En19 (1983) now in Compact Shelving B

World Painting Index R750 H299

Renaissance Titles:

Encyclopedia of women in the Renaissance : Italy, France, and England R305.48 En19 r 

Extraordinary women of the Medieval and Renaissance world : a biographical dictionaryR 920.72 Ex87 L

 Encyclopedia of the Renaissance  940.21 En19 g volumes1-6

Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art R709.024 Zi68h (2008)



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