Literature Guides & Research Methods


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General

Balay, Robert. Guide to Reference. (Online (2008)
Online version to Guide to Reference Books, a long respected annotated bibliography on reference tools in all subjects. 

Art History

Freitag, W. Art Books: a Basic Bibliography of Monographs on Artists. (1997)
Avery Reference N35 F881 (copies available in multiple locations)
Notes existence of catalogues raisonnés with a CR.

Jones, L.S. Art Information and the Internet: How to Find It, How to Use It. (1999)
Avery Reference N59 J71 (copies available in multiple locations)
Could be considered a revision of title below, except that it replaces much material with tips for searching for materials on art and art history on the Internet.

Jones, L.S. Art Information Research Methods and Resources. 3rd ed.(1990)
Avery Reference N 35 J7211 (copies available in multiple locations)
Good introduction to art resources. Two sections: research methodology and annotated bibliography. Includes definitions of corpora and festschriften (p. 49-50), and catalogues raisonnés and oeuvre catalogues (p. 23-24). Author/title/profession index.

Marmor, Max and Alex Ross. Guide to the literature of art history 2. (2005)
Avery Reference N35 M34
The standard annotated bibliographic guide in art history.
This is a supplement to: Arntzen, E. and R. Rainwater. Guide to the Literature of Art History. (1980) [Avery Fine Arts Reference N35 Ar664 (copies available in multiple locations)]