This first reference tool is a great starting point for beginning your research and is multidisciplinary in nature. The Oxford Art Online, as the title suggests, is the premier resource for beginning your art and architecture research.
A great starting point. Contains the full text of five reference works: Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Encylopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. The Grove Art Online entries feature essays with bibliographies.
SearchWorks is the name of the Stanford Libraries catalog. It contains records for books, ebooks, DVDs, journals, archival material and more. It does not contain records for articles. SearchWorks uses relevancy ranking in displaying search results, much like Google. For tips on searching for books, see the "Find books" guide at the top of the page.
SearchWorks records include linked Subject terms which describe a particular item. Below are some Subject terms which relate to this class. Note how a main heading may further subdivide by subheadings like Social aspects, Environmental aspects, Case studies, Psychological aspects, etc. Linked headings will help you discover more material on your topic.