This page contains the following sections:
- Art and art history;
- European literature;
- Film & media studies;
- Philosophy and aesthetics.
1. ART & ART HISTORY
Oxford Art Online. Covers art-related theory and history. Includes Grove Art Online.
2. EUROPEAN LITERATURE
France, Peter ed. The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995.
Garland, Henry B, and Mary Garland eds. The Oxford Companion to German Literature. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Hainsworth, Peter, and David Robey eds. The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
The Literary Encyclopedia. Online database.
Ward, Philip ed. The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978.
3. FILM & MEDIA STUDIES
Oxford Art Online. Includes A Dictionary of Film Studies, A Dictionary of Journalism and A Dictionary of Media and Communication.
Grove Music Online covers a broad range of music including classical music, jazz, opera and popular music. It includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Oxford Handbooks Online: Includes a broad range of musical topics such as computer music, film music, dance and theatre, and musicals.
5. PHILOSOPHY & AESTHETICS
Robert Audi ed. Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Ebook in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Edward Craig ed., The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 12 vols. London: Routledge, 1998.
Ted Honderich ed., The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, 2nd ed. in Oxford Reference.
Michael Kelly ed., The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. 4 vols., 2nd ed. in Oxford Reference.
Oxford Handbooks Online: Includes a broad range of philosophy handbooks including The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics and The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature.
*The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. One of the best freely available resources and as good as any commercial encyclopedia in its field.