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VAS 1020 The Foundations of Art

The Foundations of Art


  • Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
  • Artstor The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images with tools for teaching and research. Its collections comprise contributions from outstanding 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). The collections encompass a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more (find sample subject guides here: http://www.artstor.org/subjectguides).
  • Oxford Art Online Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.
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Writing and Citing

Background Information

Reference Universe allows you to search by keyword to find sources and information contained in reference material that we have either available online or in print in the library.  This is a great place to find sources that will help give you an overview of a topic and lead you to other key sources.

Oxford Art Online This reference resource is devoted to art and is another great place to begin learning more about a topic specifically related to the world of art and artists.

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