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Researching Artists: Artist Information

Briggs During COVID-19

You can still get help from the library even if you're not on campus. Librarians are still answering phones, email, and instant chat and doing consultations over Zoom. We can get you the information you need so don't hesitate to contact us! 

For more information on using the library from a distance, check out our Library Services guide at

Finding Artist Biographical Information

There are a number of online and print resources that contain information on artists and their lives and work. To search some of these resources from off-campus, you must sign in.

Contact us if you have any problems.

The following books can be found either in the Reference Collection on the Main Level or in the Book Collection on the Upper Level of Briggs Library.

If you have a problem locating or using them, please ask us for help.

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Finding Catalogues Raisonnés

When searching for these master-lists of an artist's work, you may need to include the term "catalogue raisonné" or "catalog raisonné" in your search terms. 

Depending on the artist's nationality, you may need to instead use the corresponding term from the target language.

  • Spanish: Catalogo Razonado
  • Italian: L'Opera completa
  • German: Oeuvre-Katalog or Werkverzeichnis

Interlibrary Loan

Although Briggs Library has an extensive collection, you may need items that are not available at the Library. No worries! You can request those articles, books, and other materials through Interlibrary Loan.

Keep in mind that the process may take from a week to ten days. Start your research early!

Many of our databases have an Interlibrary Loan Request button for articles not available in that particular database. Before submitting the loan request, be sure to check our Journals List for the title of the source or periodical (i.e. New York Times).

Art Librarian

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Kristin Echtenkamp
Office: SBL 123
Phone: 605-688-5958

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