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Through Credo Reference (formerly xrefer) researchers can gain access to any of a possible 3,140,951 entries, from 275 titles and 57 publishers covering subjects as diverse as medicine, art, Shakespeare, and technology. There is a specific portal for the arts which includes A Biographical Dictionary of Artists, Andromeda, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists, and many others.
Contains biographical profiles of people from all centuries as well as all countries and regions worldwide. Compiles biographical articles from printed reference works published from the 16th to the 20th century, and reproduces these original documents as facsimile images on the screen.
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The standard thesaurus of artists' names, based upon the several operating programs of the Getty Information Institute (formerly the Art History Information Program). Increasingly used in cataloging art objects, image collections, etc. Useful to the scholar for tracing variant forms of artists' names.
he AAT is a structured vocabulary of around 34,000 concepts, including 131,000 terms, descriptions, bibliographic citations, and other information relating to fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture.
The TGN is a structured vocabulary containing around 912,000 records, including 1.1 million names, place types, coordinates, and descriptive notes, focusing on places important for the study of art and architecture.