Last Updated: Feb 8, 2012
- Oxford Art Online
Simultaneously search several important art encyclopedias, including Grove Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Dictionary of Art Terms.
- Oxford Reference Online
Oxford University Press reference books online
- Biography in Context
Biography in context may be helpful if you are looking for information on non-art people. Information is pulled from reference books and often includes links to related journal and magazine articles.
As you probably know, ANYONE can edit Wikipedia -- so take what you read with a grain of salt. That said, studies have shown that Wikipedia content is often quite accurate. Best bet: Use as a starting point; verify and cite any important facts using more standard sources. Tip: check out the Discussion and View history tabs to see how the Wikipedia editing community is handling a topic.
- Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Looking for a definition or the etymology of a word? Look no further!