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University of California Berkeley Library.
Covers scholarly vs. popular publications, primary vs. secondary resources, authority, and other criteria for evaluating print and online sources.
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
Cornell University Librarary 2016.
Focuses primarily on "traditional" scholarly sources.
Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
Covers "all aspects of materials, techniques, conservation, and restoration in both traditional and nontraditional media, including ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, digital art, and more."
CAMEO: Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online
Developed by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
"The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials."
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Art Reference ND1500 .M3 1991
Mayer, Ralph. The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques. New York: Viking Press, 1982.
ND1500 .G4 1966
Gettens, Rutherford J. Painting Materials: A Short Encyclopaedia. New York: Dover Publications, 1966.