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Spencer Art Reference Library—Research Guides

Library research guides are available to assist in conducting art research at the Spencer Art Reference Library (SARL). Most of the guides are especially targetted for beginning students of art history and independent learners. Other guides are aimed for advanced researchers.  SARL call numbers are listed for items in the library’s collection. The online resources listed in the guides are available in the Reading Room.

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Research guides are listed below (and may be downloaded in PDF format):

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