Searching within term: Reference

The items below have been associated with the term listed above. The type of content is listed below each row and links to either a searchable interface for that collection (e.g., May Show Database, Exhibition History Database) or a browsable listing of all content of the same type.

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1.  Fabulous Beasts and Imaginary Places
Though the library perches atop the Breuer Building, our clerestory windows peaking out into Wade Oval, off the Art Detour unless you make a wrong turn, we manage to attract quite a few tourists. We gladly welcome all visitors to the library, if only to walk through for a few minutes, visit our magazine racks and sit on the sofas, or to browse the reference collection.
Collection/Type: Blog entry
2.  Happy Birthday Norman Rockwell
Reference librarians talk to many people. My day is often predicated, punctuated even, by little conversations. By telephone, email, and in person, I answer questions. Often, those questions are directional. At some point someone will ask you where the restroom is, or why the elevator has delivered them to the library and not the galleries, or what painting is where.
Collection/Type: Blog entry
3.  Place-Name Changes Since 1900
At the far end of the reference room, a small orange volume is tucked between historical atlases.
Collection/Type: Blog entry
4.  The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography
For a reference librarian, a new encyclopedia is an exciting acquisition, a new source of information. Suddenly there's a new trusted ally in the fight against the unknown. Okay, really, it's just a book. But we spend a lot of time sitting at a desk surrounded by books.
Collection/Type: Blog entry
5.  Animal & Sporting Artists in America
Newly arrived in the reference collection is this large tan volume by
Collection/Type: Blog entry
6.  One Thing Leads to Another… candle pictures and knavery.
Describing a painting seen on the British Antiques show, my co-worker Marsha reminded me of a conversation we had about masters of candlelight painting, and of Godfried Sch
Collection/Type: Blog entry
7.  Pilkington's Dictionary of Painters
Collection/Type: Blog entry
8.  A.C.I. Art Catalogue Index
This index is the type of reference text that librarians and researchers rejoice over.  The A.C.I. was compiled and realized by Noelle Corboz and Cécile de Pebeyre under the direction of Marc Blondeau and Thierry Meaudre.  The subtitle defines it succinctly, "Catalogues Raisonnés & Critical Catalogues of Artists 1780-2008," and further, "Painting, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints,
Collection/Type: Blog entry
9.  The Grove Encylopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
This recently published three volume set is, like so many previous Grove volumes, immediately essential.  The Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture fills in an unoccupied space in the reference collection, covering topics heretofore not published in a single volume or set.  Entries are concise but thorough, with up to date bibliography.  Illustrations and photogra
Collection/Type: Blog entry
10.  Dictionary of Art Historians
Newly added to the Library's electronic resources list is the Dictionary of Art Historians.  This source serves as a starting point for researching major figures in art history, both active and
Collection/Type: Blog entry

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