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Reference Books

Cover Art
Arts & Humanities throughout the Eras
Call Number: NX440 .A787 2005
ISBN: 078765695X

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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Call Number: CB9 .N49 2005
ISBN: 0684313774


Reference Books

    Reference books are a great way to start your research. Reference sources provide you with the necessary background information to give you a fundamental understanding of your artist and the context surrounding this individual's work.

    Use the gold Library of Congress classification sheet to find reference books. Or use the library's catalog and limit results to "Reference Sources."


    • Gardner's Art Through the Ages REF N5300 G27
    • Dictionary of Art REF N31 .D5
    • (in general, peruse the section)


    • Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature  REF  PN41 .G36 2009
    • World Literature and its Times  REF PN50 .M625 2001
    • Critical Survey of Poetry PN1021 .C7 2011
    • Dictionary of Literary Biography  REF PS129 .D5 (near "Periodicals" shelves)


    • New Grove Dictonary of Music and Musicians  REF ML100 .N48


    • Critical Survey of Drama REF PN1625 .C74 2003

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