Search by title of the work
To locate books, or a chapter on a specific work within a collection of essays, search by keyword using the object's exact title.
example: Sunday on La Grande Jatte
Find museum and gallery catalogs
Search the catalog by author using the name of the museum that owns the work. Within this list, look for a handbook, guide to the collection or exhibition catalogs covering the time period, style, medium, or artistic movement as your object.
example: Art Institute of Chicago
To locate general museum handbooks, use a keyword search adding "handbook," "guide" or "collection" to the name of the museum.
example: Smart Museum of Art collection
Find books about the artist
A catalogue raisonne is a comprehensive catalogue of an artist's work. To find catalogues raisonne do a keyword search for the artist's name plus the word "raisonne".
example: picasso raisonne
If a catalogue raisonne doesn't exist for your artist, try a keyword search using complet* or complete works to find the most comprehensive catalog or monograph on the artist.
example: duchamp complete works