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Background and Context: Online Reference Sources: Humanities

This Guide features useful online encyclopedias and other reference sources organized by subject.

Art and Architecture

Cross section of a colorful impressionist painting, flowers in a field


Wall decoration depicting the capital of an Ionic order column

Language and Literature

Cross section of an ancient Latin text

Foreign Language Dictionaries

Historical flags of several nations, including Switzerland and Samoa

Music, Performing Arts, and Film

Cropped, indistinct, black and white photo of several female ballet dancers


Narrow section of drawing depicting Euclidean geometry


Cross section of a decorative surface that contains Arabic script

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