Use encyclopedias both for broad overviews of topics and to identify the major works written about those topics. In addition to the list below, there are many print encyclopedias that focus on the lives and work of specific artists, painters, architects etc.
Permits access and cross-searching to Oxford art reference works in one location. Includes: Grove Art Online, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Benezit Dictionary of Artists.
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