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Wilson Library: Art and Artist Research


Powerful encyclopedia for background information.


Select “Student” option. "Advanced" will have more results at more complex reading levels.

Home username: natick

Home pswd: worldbook


Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


The Fine Arts & Music Collection places over 10 million articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Searchable New York Times articles going back to 1985.

Project Resources

*** If you use a website, be sure it's accurate and doesn't conflict with the databases. Or if it talks about in the artist in a different way, include both pieces of info. GOOGLE is NOT a source-- it's how you get sources.

Website Template:

Author lastname, Author firstname. “Title of article or page.” Name of Website, link to page. Publisher (only if different from website title), date published. Accessed Today’s Date.