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Reference Sources

Credo Reference - Art

African American Art and Artists
REF N6538.N5 L38 2003

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras 5 vols.
REF NX440 .A787 2004

Dictionary of Art 34 vols.
REF N31 .D5 1996

Dictionary of Women Artists 2 vols.
REF N8354 .D53 1997

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art
REF NK805 .E6 2004

Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography 2 vols.
REF N7560 .E53 1998

Encyclopedia of World Art 16 vols
REF N 31 .E4833

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes Through World History
REF NA7105 .S74 2009

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture 2 vols.
REF N5610 .G76 2007

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture 3 vols.
REF N6260 .G75 2009

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
REF N6505 .M59 2007

The Oxford History of Classical Art
REF N5610 .O84 1993


Art Museum Network 

The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library 
Site includes a virtual tour of the Frick Galleries, updates on current exhibitions, a link to the reference library homepage, membership information, recent news about or concerning the Frick Museum and general information.  The site also includes tour information and a calendar of events.  

Art images from museums around the world

The Louvre
Site includes a virtual tour of several of the Louvre's galleries, information on the history of the museum and its collections, visitor's information, and a link to recent and/or current activities such as temporary exhibitions and lectures, films and other activities to be held in the auditorium.  Some of the information is available in French only. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Site includes information on collection, special exhibitions, events and programs, educational resources, a "create your own virtual Met" site, an online collection, a virtual tour of selected galleries, information on membership, tours, lectures and concerts to be held at the Met and resources on Art History, the Provenance Research Project and news of or related to the museum and its collections.  Also, the site includes access to the museum store, a calendar of events, and new in the fall of 2004 the Timeline of Art History.


The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
A fledgling site of a very important museum, this Hermitage museum site is available in Russian or English and includes an excellent Quick Search feature.

Tate Gallery
Site provides links to various Tate collections and affiliated museums.  Also, the site makes a collection of paintings of selected painters available online.  A search engine allows users to search the database by collection or subject.  An archive, a library of resources and a picture library are also available.  A link to "Tate Connections," which includes an Art Projects Online site is also included.  


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