Key resources are an entry way into a style, period, artist, subject, etc. and includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks.
The key resources in print are found in the North Reference Room on the Main Level of the library. They are organized by call number and include all of the Ns and TR. Most of the encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks in the reference room cannot be found online.
Many of the library's electronic resources are available from off campus by Reed community members. To access resources from off campus you will need to set up your web browser to prompt you for your network username and password when you access Reed's resources remotely. You will need to use these instructions for setting up the Automatic Proxy.
- Oxford Art Online
Use this site to access Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Oxford Companion to Western Art and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. The Grove Dictionary of Art is also in Reference, N31 .D5 1996.
- Credo Reference
Search and access the full text of selected reference books, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, covering a wide range of subjects.
- Oxford Reference Online for Art and Architecture
A basic starting point that includes reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, and companions) about art, artists, and art terms.
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
A timeline of art history from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Mother of All Art & Art History Links Pages
University of Michigan's compilation of art history departments, research resources, image collections, museums, and online exhibitions.