A.P. Studio Art, Advanced Art, and Intermediate Drawing and Painting


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Encyclopedias and Reference Books

  • Dictionary of art. Ref N 31 .D5 1996 34 Vols
  • Dictionary of art terms and techniques. Ref N 33 .M36
  • Dictionary of twentieth-century art. Ref N 6490 .C5317 1998
  • Encyclopedia of world art. Ref N 31 .E4833 17 Vols
  • Great events in history: arts and culture series. Ref NX 456 .G72 1993 5 vols
  • McGraw-Hill dictionary of art. Ref N 33 .M23 5 Vols
  • Oxford companion to art. Ref N 33 .O9 1970 (Circulating copy in Main Collection)
  • Yale dictionary of art and artists. Ref N 33 .L353 2000

Taft Online Databases

Journal Subscriptions

  • American Craft On Shelf: three years current; Indexed in: InfoTrac OneFile 2/1980 – current
  • Art in America On Shelf: three years current; Film: v.56 (1968) - v. 86(1998
    Full Text: Academic OneFile 1/1993 - current; EBSCOhost 11/2002 – current
    Indexed in: Readers Guide 1/1968 - 12/1982; Academic OneFile 1/1977 – current
  • ARTnews On Shelf: two years current; Indexed in: Academic OneFile 1/1977 - current
    EBSCOhost 1/1984 – current)

Websites recommended by L. Chickadaunce

A list of sketchbook websites for inspiration:

Also recommended by the Library

  • ArtCyclopedia: the great guide to art on the internet ("We have now indexed over 2300 art sites, and offer over 95,000 links to an estimated 180,000 artworks by 8200 renowned artists")
  • ArtSource (a selective guide to art and architecture resources on the web, including image collections, art journals online, electronic exhibitions, and more)
  • World Wide Arts Resources ("Discover over 100,000 works of contemporary art. Search by medium, subject matter, price and theme…research over 200,000 works by over 22,000 masters in the in-depth art history section. Browse through new art blogs")

Updated: 10/24/07