Art 110: World Arts: The Western Tradition (pre-history to modern) : Reference Resources

Cover of textbook on Western Art

Dictionaries
keywords: art and dictionaries

The concise Oxford dictionary of art terms / Michael Clarke.
Location: REFRM N33 .C575 2001
From abacus to Zeus : a handbook of art history / James Smith Pierce.
Location: REFRM N33 .P5 2001
Yale dictionary of art and artists /Erika Langmuir.
Location: REFRM N33 .L353 2000

Encyclopedias    
keywords: art and encyclopedias

Oxford Dictionary of art (34 v.)
Location: REFRM N31.D5 1996 and online
Encyclopedia of architecture (5 v.)
Location: REFRM NA31 E59 1988.
Encyclopedia of world art (17 v. 1968)
Location: REFRM N31 E533
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Art (5 v.)
Location: FLOOR3 N33 M33

Images and Video

ARTstor
Database of over 500,000 images which serve to illustrate art, history, sociology, journalism and other scholarly research.
Making Greek Vases

Typology of Greek Vase Shapes

Perseus Project

SJSU Digital Art Lobby

What are Reference Books?

Reference books include encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, guides and style manuals. They can help you find quick factual information and are a good place to get background information.