Research and Related Resources
Don't know where to begin:
Look at the
& Art History subject guide to learn more about the study of Art, how
art historians do research, and special tips for specific topics and classes.
Looking for biographic information:
Art Online. This resource provides access to and cross-searching of premier
reference books: Grove Dictionary of Art, Benezit's Dictionary of Artist's,
the Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art
Terms, and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Written by scholarly
experts, the first three books provide biographic information with
bibliographies to get you started on your research. Links to images, including
ARTstor, are available through Benezit's Dictionary of Art.
Take a look at
Abstracts. This comprehensive resource for art information features subject
access to an international array of publications, this database is a
comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as
photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.
scholarly articles as well as images:
and Architecture Complete the definitive research database for the study of
art and architecture. This comprehensive database provides full-text coverage of
hundreds of periodicals and books, as well as cover-to-cover indexing and
abstracts for nearly a thousand academic journals, magazines and trade
publications and books. The database also provides an immense Image Collection
provided by Picture Desk and others. Full-text coverage dates back 75 years.
Looking for information on Artist's careers, a dissertation or a
Full Text database is an unmatched resource for Art information. Researchers
are able to track the careers of artists and review their materials and methods,
and can find books by and about artists, as well as interviews, profiles and
much more. Indexing of nearly 200,000 art reproductions provides examples of
styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists. It also includes
indexing of over 13,000 dissertations.
Looking for exhibition catalogs
Modern is your premier source of information on Modern and Contemporary
Arts. Dating from the late 19th century onwards, it includes citations and
abstracts to English and foreign-language journal articles, books, exhibition
catalogs, dissertations, and reviews of books and exhibitions.
for an image to use in your paper or thesis:
is a digital library that provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts.
This community-built collection comprises contributions from outstanding
international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and
artists and artists' estates. It includes a program,
for Academic Publishing (IAP) which makes available publication-quality
images for use in scholarly publications free of charge.
Check out a list of
Art Databases in Research Port.
Resources On Campus