Kendall College of Art & Design Library - Library Basics: Reference Resources
Kendall College of Art & Design Library
About Reference Resources
Reference resources are a good place to begin basic research on a subject or topic. These sources will include general & subject specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri. They will provide a general overview and key information on a given subject or topic.
A good place to start for authoritative historical information on art & architecture is Grove Art Online, available through Oxford Art Online.