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Online encyclopedias provide a good starting point and overview for your research in art and architecture.
Oxford Art Online
Use the primary search box at the top of the page and look for the Grove Art Online essay in the results. Longer essays include an expandable table of contents to the left for easier navigation. Also note the citations at the bottom.
Wikipedia is a compendium of user-created information which can often provide a useful overview of a topic. Wikipedia text itself should not be cited, but the entries often include citations and links which lead to reputable resources such as books or articles in our library or .gov, .edu, .org information.