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ART205 - Introduction to Art History - 500 to 1789: Get Started

Researching art history, 500 to 1789

Symbols in Art

Getting Started

The Dictionary of Art is a great place to start. It is available in print only in the library on the Salem Campus.

General Art Reference Books

statue of saint barbara

Saint Barbara. North French. Painted & gilt limestone Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art  under a Creative Commons Zero (public domain) license.

Getting Reference Help

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