Learn how to use the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art! This is a great resource for finding reference material about art, artists, art genres and more! This is a short 2 minute video tutorial

Video Transcript:

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art is a great resource for finding overviews of artists, art movements and art genres. There are a number of ways you can find information in the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. For example, you can search for entries alphabetically by artist last name or alphabetically by art movement or genre.

For instance, to find information about Robert Indiana, we go alphabetically to the I’s to Indiana, Robert and click on the entry. We can also look for specific art genre’s such as AFRICOBRA by going alphabetically to the A’s and scrolling through to the entry. You can also search for a particular term in the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art by typing that term, keyword, artist, etc. in the search box on the left hand side of the screen.  For example, to search for the artist Man Ray, type in ‘Man Ray’ in the search box and go to the entry.

On the left hand side of the screen you can find content related to a particular topic, in this instance Dada is closely associated with the artist Man Ray. You can click on this topic for an overview of this art movement.

Finally if you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask a librarian!