Academic encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and online reference tools can be an excellent starting point when researching your topic. They can provide an overview of your topic, definitions, as well as appropriate visual art terminology. Unlike Wikipedia, because academic dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks are written by scholarly experts, you can use them in your assignments.
For help locating dictionaries and encyclopedias see the Search Smart links on the right.
Below are just some of the Visual Art encyclopedias and dictionaries available in the Library.