DICTIONARIES (general or subject-specific) can be useful for tracking down unknown or obscure words and terms, and for related terms.
CATALOGUES RAISONNÉS present the complete works of an artist, often accompanied by a comprehensive bibliography. Search of these in OskiCat orMelvyl.
SEARCH FOR BOOKS & EXHIBITION CATALOGS. Search by author, title, or subject in OskiCat and Melvyl.
ART-RELATED PERIODICAL INDEXES lead to both popular and scholarly articles in the journal literature. List of Indexes.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCE SOURCES
BOOK REVIEWS written by authorities in the field can help evaluate scholarship.
DISSERTATIONS can be found in OskiCat or Dissertations & Theses.
EXHIBITION CATALOGS contain scholarly essays and high quality images. Search in OskiCat and Melvyl.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES can be useful when searching for current artists and exhibition reviews. Search in News Databases.
PRIMARY SOURCES represent first-hand accounts, such as oral histories, personal interviews, an artist's archives, etc. The Bancroft Library, the Berkeley Art Museum, and art museums are excellent sources for finding original source material. Search WorldCat and limit to Archival Materials.
VIDEOS can provide documentaries on artists and can be viewed in the Media Resources Center, Moffitt Library.
INTERNET resources can be useful, but should not be relied upon as a sole-source for research, especially in the field of art history.
By Kathryn Wayne, 2015