These are great resources for finding background information on an artist, topic, or historical period.
- Grove Dictionary of Art Reference N31 .D5 1996
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.)