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Library Electronic Reference Sources

The EMU Library subscribes to a growing collection of online reference resources which include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, company information, style guides, etc.

This site contains links to over 400 online reference titles, organizes them by discipline, and allows you to browse descriptions of the titles. Disciplines include subcategories. For example, biology includes subcategories for botany, genetics, molecular and microbiology, zoology and animal resources. Multidisciplinary titles are usually listed under multiple disciplines.

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To search the content within a specific title, you must first go to that title by clicking on its link and then use the "search" option found on its homepage.

The following publisher web links allow you to directly search the content of multiple electronic reference books and then display the associated content from those titles:

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    Main Subject: Art


Art and Design: Smithsonian Encyclopedia
A broad range of topics from African art to Fashion Design and Textiles are covered in this subset of the Smithsonian Encyclopedia. Content includes images, suggested readings, artifacts, etc.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms provides 1,800 entries on art terms, critical periods, and styles in the visual arts. The quick reference format includes materials, techniques, and foreign terms essential for navigating the current visual climate. Authors: Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke. Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, c2003.

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics features 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. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Encyclopedia of Postmodernism
Title: Encyclopedia of postmodernism [electronic resource] / edited by Victor E. Taylor and Charles E. Winquist. Edition: Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.

Harlem Renaissance: an Annotated Reference Guide for Student Research
The Harlem Renaissance [computer file] : an annotated reference guide for student research / Marie E. Rodgers. Publisher:Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1998. Description: xvii, 139 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Harlem Renaissance --Bibliography. African American arts --New York (State) --New York --Bibliography.

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: a Biographical Dictionary
Title: North American women artists of the twentieth century [electronic resource] : a biographical dictionary / edited by Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller. Publisher: New York : Garland, 1995.

Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online)
Oxford Art Online provides an innovative new gateway into art research and the access point for Oxford art reference subscriptions and publications. Search the following publications: Grove Art Online Oxford Companion to Western Art Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Oxford University Press: 2008 Oxford Art Online 45,000 articles on the art and culture of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific from prehistory until today with links to images and further information in museum and other art-related web sites. Updated continuously. NOTE: Up to 3 users at a time. Try again later if you cannot connect. Formerly known as the Grove Dictionary of Art

Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture
Title: The Oxford companion to Christian art and architecture [computer file] / Peter and Linda Murray. Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. Description: xi, 596 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.

Oxford Companion to Western Art
The 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. Articles give fresh treatment to topics of contemporary interest, including art movements, theory, and criticism. In addition to thorough regional and cultural surveys, this publication lists all relevant museums and galleries under the city of their location, such as Barcelona and Moscow. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.