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Suggested reference sources
These two general reference tools are great for beginning your research regardless of your topic.
Suggested art databases
This list of art databases will lead you to articles, essays in collected works, exhibition catalogs, etc., in the literature of art history. The first title listed is an online art encyclopedia that may provide general information about your artist, the artist's time period or school, or the theme or subject of your art work.
News and contextual databases
Your research may branch out from strictly art-related material. The following databases are recommended.