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Grove Art Online is the electronic version of Grove’s Dictionary of Art and the Oxford Companion to Western Art, both available in the Ingalls Reference Collection. General in scope and depth, Grove Art Online is a great first stop in art research. Accessing this resource at Ingalls Library is easy, after logging in, click search collections, and then click view online resources. Use the starts with box, to skip ahead to the databases beginning with G. There are numerous methods for searching this resource. A full text search is available. Simply enter a concept and go. This field defaults to concept mode, wherein the form assumes similar terms that also relate to your subject. There are also options for Boolean and pattern searching. The latter provides alternate spellings of a term. If you are looking up a specific artist, the biographical search is exceptionally useful. In this manner, the form provides numerous fields for searching, including birth, death, nationality, and occupation. Both print sources contain numerous illustrations. It is possible to search only the accompanying text of these images, with the caption search page.