Welcome to the research guide for your art course. This guide describes databases and search tools that you can use to find images and information on subjects such as painting, textiles, and ceramics at the duPont-Ball Library and online. It also offers search tips and information about library services.
Consider using encyclopedias and other reference sources when you begin researching a topic. Some encyclopedias will provide more in-depth information than others, but any general encyclopedia is a good source to consult for background information of your chosen subject area. Most encyclopedias provide the following: