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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Art & Design: Basic Sources

This resource is not intended to be an exhaustive list of resources in the specified areas. On the contrary, it serves as a starting point for research and a guide to important and substantive works in respective areas.

About this Guide

This resource is not intended to be an exhaustive list of resources in the specific areas. Rather, it serves as a starting point for research and a guide to important and substantive works in respective areas.

In this Guide...

General Resources

  • Guides to the literature
  • Abstracts and Indexes
  • Directories and Guides
  • Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
  • Biography
  • Reproduction Indexes
  • Sales Records (current or retrospective)
  • Iconography

Basic Texts & Surveys for Artistic Periods & Styles

  • Prehistoric to Modern
  • Ancient
  • Early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • 17th and 18th Centuries
  • 19th Century
  • 20th Century
  • Non-Western
  • Sources and documents
  • Dissertations

Library Catalogs

For a list of all of the library catalogs, click here