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Art: Reference Resources

This guide provides starting points for research in Art.

What is a Reference Resource?

Reference resources are usually encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals and other books that you would refer to when wanting to know a definition of a word or concept, a general overview of a topic, specific information about a certain period of time or event in history.

eReference Sources for Art & Fine Art

Book Cover Book Cover Book Cover Critical Terms for Art History The Encyclopedia of American Folk Art If the Paintings Could Talk


eReference Resources

Print Reference Sources

This is just a sampling of the books available to you in BCC Library System.  Books may be located in Attleboro, Fall River, or New Bedford. The location is noted in the Call Number.  Use Interlibrary Loan to get books at other campuses.

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