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USSY 287X: Paris in the Arts

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Online Catalog Searching for Reference Collections

University-level libraries offer a wide variety of topical and subject specific reference collections.  Many of the entries for terminology, key concepts and topics, people, ...etc. in these works include multi-page essays and bibliographies.  Make sure to take full advantage of these collections, both in print and online.

Types of reference works include:

  • subject handbooks
  • subject guides
  • topical encyclopedias
  • biographical dictionaries
  • directories (for people and associations)
  • historical atlases and almanacs
  • statistical compendium
  • subject bibliographies

Use the names of reference types in keyword searches to find the sections of Case Libraries reference collection that address your topic.

  • Online catalog keyword search example = (“encyclopedia/dictionary/handbook”) + (research topic keywords)

If the reference source is not available electronically, make sure to note the location of the print reference source in the catalog entry.

Comprehensive Electronic Reference Collections

Researching Contemporary Artists

Check out the reference and research tips from this Cleveland Institute of Art research guide.  Many of the sources, print and online, are available on site at the CIA Library.  Also note the link to the CIA Library website for further information.

Topical Reference Sources

Below are examples of topical reference materials from our Case Libraries collection.

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