Franklin &  Marshall College Library

ART 170: How Ideas Become Form

Selected Reference Resources: ART (Ref N31... to NX650)

Grove Art Online
Ref N31 .E533
Excellent "first-step" resource; includes links to reliable image sources, as well as links to Oxford Companion to Western Art content.

St. James guide to Black artists
Ref N40 .S78 1997
Entries include thorough bibliographical information including exhibition records, collections, publications by and about.

Art books: a basic bibliography of monographs on artists, 2nd ed.
Ref N40 .Z4 F73 1997

Art in world history (vol. 2)
Ref N5300 .H674 2004 v.2
Overview of art in a cultural and social context.

Lives of the great 20th-century artists
Ref N6489 .L83 1999
Individual artists and their respective historical contexts; minimal bibliographical information.

Contemporary artists
Ref N6490 .C6567 1996
Artists whose most significant work was created after 1960.

North American women artists of the twentieth century
Ref N6503 .N67 1995

Index to 19th century American art periodicals
Ref N6510 .S35 1999
Vol. 1 = citations; Vol. 2 = author/subject index. Good primary-source locator.

Jacobsen's biographical index of American artists
Ref N6536 .J33 2002 v.1

A biographical dictionary of women artists in Europe and America since 1850
Ref N6757 .D86 1989

Neo-impressionist painters
Ref ND547 .C54 1999
Artists' entries include brief biography, chronology (birth to death), primary and secondary bibliographies, exhibition lists.

Nineteenth-century painters and painting: a dictionary
Ref ND190 .N67 1977

Victorian painters
Ref ND467 .W66 1995
Vol. 1, text; vol. 2, historical survey and plates.

Timelines of the arts and literature
Ref NX447.5 .B76 1994
Synchronous cultural events in the context of world events.

A dictionary of the avant-gardes
Ref NX456 .K67 2000
Covers music, film, visual arts, dance, theater. End of each entry includes bibliographical information, works, Web sites.

Twentieth-century artists on art: an index to writings, statements, and interviews...
Ref NX456 .R59 1996
Excellent source for locating primary-source materials.

Encyclopedia of the romantic era, 1760-1850
Ref NX452.5 R64 E53 2004
Cultural encyclopedia covering first half of 19th c. in Britain, Europe, Americas.

Selected Reference Resources: 19th & 20th Century History

(Art in context: politics, geography, economics, social norms, gender, religion, family life)
Chronology of world history
Ref D11 .M39 1999

Encyclopedia of world history
Ref D21 .E577 2000

Dictionary of 20th century European history
Ref D424 .T685 1999

The dictionary of the First World War
Ref D510 .P66 1995

Europe since 1945
D1058 .E8754 2001

The 1890s: an encyclopedia of British literature, art, and culture
Ref DA560 .A18 1993

Encyclopedia of contemporary German culture
Ref DD290.26 .E53 1999
In the library catalog do a "words or phrase" search for encyclopedia of contemporary culture to find volumes for other countries.

The encyclopedia of the Victorian world
Ref DA550 .E53 1996

Encyclopedia of American cultural and intellectual history
Ref E169.1 E624 2001, vols. 1, 2, 3

Encyclopedia of the United States in the nineteenth century
Ref E169.1 .E626 2001

Oxford Reference Online

The Library Catalog

Search the catalog to find out what books, journals, newspapers, videos, maps, CDs, music, etc., the library owns.

NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

To find any kind of information on a particular artist, conduct a words or phrase search for the artist's name: john singer sargent

To find sources about a particular artist, conduct a BROWSE Catalog Search by subject for the artist's last name: sargent, john singer

To find sources by a particular artist, conduct a BROWSE Catalog Search by author for the artist's name: sargent, john singer

Online Resources

Art Full Text
Variety of international English-language arts publications. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1994 to present. Also available, Art Index - Ref Index Area/Microforms Room - Indexing: 1929-1982

Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields. Covers 1984 to the present. Also available, Humanities Index - Ref Index Area - Indexing: 1974-1982.

BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art)
Covering European and American art from late antiquity to the present, the Bibliography of the History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals. Covers 1973 to the present.

Readers' Guide Full Text
Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Covers 1983 to the present.

Readers' Guide Retrospective
Comprehensive indexing of 500 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The complete database covers the years 1890 through 1982.

Excellent source for full-text, to-date reviews and critiques of artists and exhibitions.

The OCLC Online Union Catalog. Over 50 million records of many types of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries around the world. Updated daily.

Try the Arts & Humanites or Society & Culture. Artists may have their own websites.

Inter-Library Loan

Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a free service through which the F&M library obtains for members of the F&M community materials not owned by F&M. To use ILL, complete the online request form as completely and accurately as possible. You do not have to know at what library the material you need can be found--ILL takes care of that for you. ILL requests typically take between 5 and 10 days to be fulfilled. ILL articles are yours to keep, and will be sent to your campus mail box. ILL books are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk, and circulate for the amount of time indicated by the lending library.

Last updated: 9/6/05 ag, contact Louise Kulp for assistance, 291-4242