Reference materials, including encyclopedias and dictionaries, can be used when you are starting your research to get background information.
They are great for giving you keywords that you can use when you start searching for articles on your topic in the library databases or on the web.
American Art Directory - Z5937 .A78
Artspeak: a guide to contemporary ideas, movements, and buzzwords, 1945 to the present - Ref N6490 .A87 1997
Dictionary of Women Artists — Ref N31 .G76
Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography -- Ref TR9 .E53 2008
The Encyclopedia of Sculpture — Ref NB198 .E53 2004
Encyclopedia of twentieth-century photography -- Ref TR642 .E5 2006
Encyclopedia of World Art — Ref N31 .E4833
From Abacus to Zeus — N33 .P5
Illustration Index 1977-1981 — N7525 .I44 1977-81
Illustration Index 1982-1986 — N7525 .I44 1982-86