A word about the Browse feature. . .
At the very top of the library's Advanced Search page is one of the catalog's least-known features, the Browse option. Each book in the catalog has several subject terms assigned to it, which help delineate that book's coverage. Using the Browse option lets you search the catalog by those subject terms, using different controlled vocabularies. This allows you, in effect, to search by what a book is actually about, rather than hoping to find that term in a general search result. The advantage is focus: Browse results are books associated specifically with those subject terms, while the same basic search from the library home page will simply return every result with those terms in it, requiring you to weed out extraneous items. You'll still have to consider your Browse results carefully, but it will be much, much easier.
The texts, journals, and other sources listed on the following pages should not be thought of as comprehensive; it would be impossible to list all of the library's relevant resources on this or any topic. Rather, they should be considered as examples of scholarship that can help you find your own way and guide your own research.
These are basic reference texts for art and art history, as well as general titles with information specific to some of the course topics. If you are unfamiliar with the discipline or with specific artists, genres, or terminology, these can provide basic background information and act as guides to more focused research.
A great place to start for concise, authoritative information, especially if you're unfamiliar with the discipline or with a specific topic.
Also includes online access to the Benezit Dictionary of Artists