A good place to begin your search is in art dictionaries or encyclopedias. These can provide valuable background information on basic concepts and ideas as well identify specific artists associated with certain art movements. Though the terms "dictionary" and "encyclopedia" are at times used interchangeably, dictionaries are primarily short definitions or descriptions of the topic whereas encyclopedias have lengthier articles on the topic. For complete holdings, search OneSearch by subject for: "art dictionaries" and/or "art encyclopedias." Selected examples below.
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art encyclopedias in OneSearch
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Selection of art terminology resources. Top see more examples, search the library catalog (by subject) for:
You'll find dissertations and theses for which Baylor owns copies treated as books in BearCat. The link below provides access to specialized databases that focus exclusively on theses and dissertations.