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Research Guide: Art & Art History

  • Getting Started

    Oxford Art Online
    Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location. The Grove Dictionary of Art contains a growing number of articles on every aspect of the visual arts, from prehistory to the present day. (more info)
    Oxford Reference Online - Art & Architecture
    Full text editions of all of the Oxford Art References, across a broad range of art and art history topics. (more info)
    Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
    Considering both fine arts and crafts, without designating crafts as a lesser art form, the alphabetically arranged articles begin with a definition of the material or technique, with related terms cross-referenced. Entries conclude with extensive updated bibliographies of print works, many published within the last 10 years. (more info)
    Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History
    A chronological, geographical and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection
    Mother of All Art & Art History Links, Online
    An annotated collection of links to art history sites on the Web. Compiled and maintained by the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.
    CAA Reviews, open access journal
    Founded in 1998, publishes timely scholarly and critical reviews of studies and projects in all areas and periods of art history, visual studies, and the fine arts, providing peer review for the disciplines served by the College Art Association. Publications and projects reviewed include books, articles, exhibitions, conferences, and other works as appropriate. It also publishes essays on these subjects, as well as on art education and policy and related topics.  (more info)
  • Images

    ARTstor
    ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of millions of images across a variety of subjects, contributed by museums, artist estates, and a variety of institutions. View, present, and collect images with ARTstor for research and intstruction. CHECK OUT Lewis & Clark's collections on your home screen! (more info)
    Bridgeman Art Library
    With images from over 8,000 collections and more than 29,000 artists, Bridgeman provides a central source of fine art and historical images for users. (more info)
    accessCeramics
    A growing collection of contemporary ceramics images from artists around the world, created through collaboration between Watzek Library and Ted Vogel, Lewis & Clark's Studio Head of Ceramics.
    Art.sy Education
    Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Below are some ideas for using Artsy as an educational resource. To explore the entire Artsy site, visit our homepage. (more info)
    Luna Commons
    A new project incorporating over 200,000 Collections. A free public resource for discovering quality primary source materials with authoritative descriptive data. (more info)
    Flickr Commons
    Provides access to the treasures of the world's public photography archives - includes the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian, the Getty, and Oregon State University Archives.
    National Gallery of Art | NGA Images
    A repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. More than 20,000 open access digital images up to 3000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use.
    Notre Dame's List of Subject-Specific Image Databases
    A full list of subject-specific image databases, put up and maintained by Notre Dame's Visual Resources Collections. (more info)
  • Arts Databases

    Art Full Text
    Offers full text, abstracts, and indexing of an international array of publications. It now includes the Bibliography of the History of Art, 1975-2007. In addition to articles, includes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Art Index Retrospective and Art Museum Image Gallery included in Art Full Text. (more info)
    Art Index Retrospective
    Cites articles and reproductions of works of art from periodicals. (more info)
    ARTbibliographies Modern
    Provides abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, performance art, and the practice of art fields, including curating, arts education, and art therapy. Full coverage begins in 1974, but articles date back to the late 1960s. (more info)
    Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
    The Getty provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Repertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA) for no charge on its Web site at http://library.getty.edu/bha. The databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007. For material published after 2007 see the International Bibliography of Art (IBA) (more info)
    International Bibliography of Art
    The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is the definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art, and is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). (more info)
    Index of Christian Art
    The Index records works of art produced without geographical limitations from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400 (extended in the case of the Morgan and Princeton Library projects to include manuscript holdings up to the end of the sixteenth century). There is a particular emphasis and focus on art of the western world. Seventeen different media are represented in the archive, and these include manuscripts, metalwork, sculpture, painting, glass, and so forth. (more info)
  • Multidisciplinary Databases

    Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a comprehensive, scholarly, and multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 12,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,700 peer-reviewed journals. (more info)
    Project Muse
    A unique collaboration between libraries and the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, providing 100% full-text, online access to over 400 titles from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals and nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Browse by discipline and select folklore under social sciences (more info)
    JSTOR
    Use the advanced search function to search within a specific discipline.   (more info)
    ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    A citation database for journal articles and books pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for reviews of books, review articles, collections of essays, and many other types of resources are included. Updated daily. ITER also provides access to other databases, such as the Early Theatre database and the Medici Archive Project. (more info)
    International Medieval Bibliography
    An interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 300-1500 A.D. (more info)
    America: History and Life
    Indexes the scholarly literature on the history of the U.S. and Canada. Includes links to full text of the articles also included in JSTOR. (more info)
    Historical Abstracts
    Indexes the scholarly literature on the history of the world, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes article abstracts and citations of books and dissertations on world history from 1450 to the present. See "America: History and Life" for U.S. and Canadian history. (more info)
    New York Times - Historical
    Provides access to full text articles, photos, and advertisements in the New York Times from 1851 through 2009. (more info)
    American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I
    Facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. (more info)
  • Medieval & Renaissance Art Resources

    ART 333: Visual Perspectives on the Divine Comedy
    ART 451 - The Art and Culture of Sandro Boticelli
    ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    A citation database for journal articles and books pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for reviews of books, review articles, collections of essays, and many other types of resources are included. Updated daily. ITER also provides access to other databases, such as the Early Theatre database and the Medici Archive Project. (more info)
    International Medieval Bibliography
    An interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 300-1500 A.D. (more info)
    Web Gallery of Art (Europe)
    A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries. Includes guided tours of museums, interactive, full-screen views of artworks, and a glossary, among other resources. (more info)
    The Medici Archive Project
    A free, online, searchable database of letters and primary documentation from the Medici Grand Ducal Archive. (more info)
    Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists
    A project to present the full, unabridged, English translations of Giorgio Vasari's 'Lives of the Artists.' Each 'Life' will be supplemented by images and a bibliography.
    Mapping Gothic France
    With a database of images, texts, charts and historical maps, this project allows exploration of the parallel stories of Gothic architecture and the formation of France in the 12th and 13th centuries, in three dimensions. Beautiful images accompanied with 360 degree views accesible through interactive maps. Also includes interactive floor plans. (more info)
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