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Fine Art: Reference Sources

The Fine Art Subject Guide is a launch pad for scholarly research in the field of Fine Art. Here you will find tips for searching the web more effectively along with annotated lists of primary and secondary source materials.

Reference Works (Reference Sources)

A reference work is a work such as a book or periodical (or its electronic equivalent) to which one can refer for information. The information is intended to be found quickly when needed. Reference works are usually referred to for particular pieces of information, rather than read beginning to end.

Some Useful Online Reference Sources

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Research Starters: After entering your search terms/Keywords into Search All, the first result is often a Research Starter - a feature which gives quality, factual background information on a topic as well as providing links to authoritative and concise articles/information.

Newspapers, News Sources & Popular Magazines

Dictionary of South African English

Dictionary of South African English


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