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This resource guide was designed to provide you with assistance in locating good sources of information as you do research on art topics.
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Table of Contents
Includes selected databases and journals for art topics.
Includes selected print books and subject searches for books.
Includes e-book databases and selected e-books.
Provides reference books and articles on art topics.
Includes art and design occupation information and internet websites on art topics.
Includes DVDs, VHS, and streaming videos about art.
Art Majors & Minors at Columbia College
Provides information on the art majors and minors.
Art Mind Map
Use Credo Reference's brainstorming tool to find related terms and expand your search.
Art Research Starter
Art is the visual expression of human imagination in an attempt to create an object that carries an aesthetic or emotional impact. The definition of what constitutes art is often subjective but generally includes painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, printmaking, photography, and filmmaking. These forms are often called visual arts to differentiate them from other types of artistic expression, such as music and literature.
The Grove Dictionary of Art by
Call Number: R 703 D561t v1-34
Publication Date: 1996
This is one of the best print reference sources on art.
Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms by
Call Number: Credo Reference
Publication Date: 2003
An essential reference work embracing the vast vocabulary of art in all its forms. Contains over 2000 authoritative entries. Covers painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, the decorative, applied and graphic arts from all periods throughout the world up to the present day: there is even a table of the dynasties of Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, China, India and Japan.
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