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This guide provides basic search strategies, recommended books, research databases, and websites for your projects in this course.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Art at ASU

Department of Art
232 Herbert Wey Hall
ASU Box 32020
Boone, NC 28608 Ph: 828.262.2220 Fx: 828.262.6756
Department website:

Turchin Center
423 West King Street
PO Box 32139
Boone, North Carolina 28608


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Room 008, Lower Level Belk Library & Information Commons.

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Related Library Guides

The following list of Library Guides for Research will provide additional information for resources for art related fields. A complete list of library guides can be found at Library Guides for Research.



The scope of this guide is to help you begin the general research process by providing online sources, print sources, and search strategies as starting points for your research.


Oxford Art Online (excellent starting point for background information)

Search Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online -
includes the following resources:

  • Grove Art Online
    The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, (1996, 34 volumes),containing more than 45,000 articles contributed by 6,700 scholars from 120 countries.
  • Oxford Companion to Western Art
    Contains more than 2,600 entries, and provides discriminating and reliable coverage of over 1,700 artists and their work.
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
    Featuring more than 600 articles by more than 500 globally recognized art historians, philosophers, and theorists, this encyclopedia provides coverage of historical accounts and critical discussions on the subject.
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
    Provides 1,800 entries on art terms, critical periods, and styles in the visual arts.

More Online/Print Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

Cover Art
Art 21: Art in the 21st Century
Call Number: N6512 .A6685 2001

Cover Art
Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art
Call Number: N7560 .H34 2008

Cover Art
Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
Call Number: ASU MAIN STACKS NK28 .G76 2006
Available in print and online

Cover Art
Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
Call Number: ASU Main Stacks N8510 .G76 2008
Available in print and online

Cover Art
Handbook of Art and Design Terms
Call Number: ASU Main Stacks N33 .E38 2004

Cover Art
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Art
Call Number: ASU Reference N31 .L3 2002

Cover Art
The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms
Call Number: ASU Main Stacks N33 .L75 2004
Available in print and online

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Belk Library & Information Commons
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Belk Library and Information Commons

218 College Street • PO Box 32026 • Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828.262.2186


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