For information about Canadian artists, you may wish to consult the following print dictionaries and encyclopedias located in the reference collection at The D. B. Weldon Library:
Contemporary Canadian artists / Roger Matuz (Ed.)
DBW reference NO LOAN N6548.C66 1997
A dictionary of Canadian artists / Colin S. MacDonald
DBW reference NO LOAN N6548.M26 1997
A to Z of Canadian art, artists & art terms / Blake McKendry.
DBW reference NO LOAN N6540.M275 1997
Art Image Databases
Both of the following databases offer high-resolution images and include information about the creator, medium, size, current location and copyright.
Search the VISION database and the Artstor
Digital Library to find over two million high-resolution images. The database includes the Visual Resource Centre's Vision Database, and contributions from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates from all over the world (read the full list here: http://www.artstor.org/collections
). To download images, create an account with your Western email.
Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.
RACER is an online Interlibrary Loan system used to search for material and place requests not available locally. To access RACER you must have an account. To create your account, you need to register. If you have already registered, simply login. Remember that your University ID number is used as your login and your password is created by you.