Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Cambridge Histories Online
Provides full text online access to the complete 250-plus volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
Oxford Reference Online
...an online collection of authoritative language and subject reference works (such as: dictionaries, encyclopedias and thesauruses) from one of the world's biggest reference publishers: Oxford University Press.
The Dictionary of Art by
Call Number: N31.D5 1996
...offers its readers authoritative and comprehensive global coverage. A resource for both art and cultural studies, the Dictionary serves as a unique guide to all the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, printmaking, as well as the decorative arts.
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics by
...a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts--from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.
Literary Theory traces the history of literary theory and criticism from Plato to the present. It contains over 800 works by more than 350 writers. Among the works included are: formal treatises on criticism, essays and manifestos, literary prefaces, theories of imagination, taste and aesthetics, and major examples of contemporary theory.