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COML 1126.104: Aesthetics for Beginners (Fall 2017): Find
the Basics

A library research guide for students in Klas Erik Molde's Comparative Literature 1126 class.

Reference Collections

The Fine Arts Library print reference collection is located in the temporary home of the Fine Arts Library (B56 Sibley Hall). In Olin Library, the print reference collection is located on the first floor.

Examples of resources in print and online include: bibliographies, directories, dictionaries (of symbols, terms, techniques, etc.), a few catalogues raisonnés, subject encyclopedias, guides, handbooks, manuals...

Subject Encyclopedias are great for: choosing a topic, educating yourself quickly, perspective on a topic, variant spellings, vocabulary, terminology, bibliographies of critical sources.

How to Read Citations

Learning how to interpret citations you find in scholarly books and articles is a critical research skill and essential to efficiently finding the material you need for your assignments. Watch this video to learn how.

Art Reference Sources

Philosophy Reference Sources