These are great resources for finding background information on an artist, topic, or historical period.
- Grove Art Online (Oxford)
Also includes the Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Entries for artists, media, countries, and more.
Extensive bibliographies are usually included.
- Contemporary Artists Reference N6490 .C6567 2002
- Artist biographies (search PacifiCat for the LAST name of the artist, and add “and biograph?” to the search.)