Art: Reference Sources
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Princeton University Cataloging Documentation

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General guidelines

   Subject subdivisions

  SCM memos

Special topics
  Art Catalogs
  Individual works of art
  Architects & firms

  Artist names
  Church names

Reference sources

  French (doc)
  German (doc)
  Italian (doc)
  Spanish (doc)


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Useful reference sources for cataloging art

Dictionary of art (published by Grove) ((DR) N31.D5 1996)
  (also available online as Grove art online; see below)

Enciclopedia italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti ((DR) AE35.E5q)

Encyclopedia of world art  ((DR)N31.E4833)

Grande dizionario enciclopedico UTET ((DR) AE35.E5q)

International directory of arts  ((DR) N50.I61)
  (also available on the dictionary/atlas stand in 1st floor cataloging) 
A serial, issued yearly, covers museums, galleries, associations, institutions and companies, persons, etc. Vol. 1. Persons -- vol. 2. Institutions and companies--vol. 3 Indexes.

Oxford companion to art  ((DR)N33.09 in Ready Reference)
  (also available on shelf behind art cataloger’s desk in Technical Services)

Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites  ((DR)DE59.P7)
  (also available online; see below)

Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon

Oxford art online

Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites