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Researching Artists: Artist Information

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 in the Reference Collection on the Main 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).

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Research Help

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Contact your Subject Librarian for Help!

Art Librarian

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Elizabeth Fox
Briggs Library, Box 2115
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007-1098
Room 019 (lower level, north side of the room labeled Government Documents)
Skype Contact: elizabethatsdsu
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