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Online Reference Sources for Basic Biographical Information

Search the Library Catalog

Enter an artist's name in quotes -- "Adrian Piper" -- to find books or exhibition catalogs that include their work. You can also try searching for an artist's name using the "words in subject" option to find books in which they are the main event.

Museum and Archive Websites

National Museum of Women in the Arts - Link to their online resources, which include a bibliography of online website about women artists, and their database of women artists on the web, which includes websites by women artists and women artist organizations.

Getty Union List of Artist Names - Includes basic biographical information about artists such as birth / death dates, place of birth / residence.

New York Art Resources Consortium - includes a library catalog that allows you to select from freely available online resources (do a search and then look for the "Digital Collections" links on the right side of the results page).

MoMa Learning Site

Whitney Museum

Google Search Strategies

One way to narrow Google search results when you're trying to locate credible information about a contemporary artist's is to limit your search to ".org" addresses (you can also limit to .com, .gov, etc.) Your search will look like this:

"Adrian Piper"

Databases for Art Research