Subject Guide - Art


Selected Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

The Pergamon dictionary of art
HQBrown Reference    N33 .M5 1965

A dictionary of art and artists
HQBrown Reference    N31 .M8

Encyclopedia of world art
HQBrown Reference    N31 .E533

Online Reference Resources

Credo Reference
An online reference library that provides access to reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, books of quotations, as well as a range of subject-specific titles

Grove Art Online (via Oxford Art Online)
Includes access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.), The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

EBSCO eBook Collection [off-campus]
Electronic books (e-books) with an imprint earlier than 2005 on many academic subjects. This collection was formerly known as NetLibrary.

Indexes/Abstracts & Online Databases


Art Index
HQBrown Reference    Z5937 .A78

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature
HQBrown Reference    A13 .R48 

Fine Arts and Architecture Index


Art Full Text [1984 - ] (EBSCO Interface) [off-campus
Index, abstracts, and full text for articles in art.

Art Index Retrospective [1929-1984] (EBSCO Interface) [off-campus]
Index and abstracts for articles in art.

Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals [off-campus]
Index to articles from 42 art periodicals published in 19th century U.S.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Index and cited references for articles in the arts and humanities

Academic Search Complete [off-campus]
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.

Images and Digital Media

.Art and Architecture Digital Resources
Art and architecture digital images from licensed sources, plus contributions from Ohio museums, libraries, and universities.

Saskia Art History Images
Digital images of works of Western Art.

Selected Web Resources

Timeline of Art History
"The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.The Museum's curatorial, conservation, and education staff—the largest team of art experts anywhere in the world—research and write the Timeline, which is an invaluable reference and research tool for students, educators, scholars, and anyone interested in the study of art history and related subjects. First launched in 2000, the Timeline now extends from prehistory to the present day. The Timeline will continue to expand in scope and depth, and also reflect the most up–to–date scholarship."

Art History Resources on the Web
Provides access to a range of sites dealing with Art.

American Memory
A project by the Library of Congress to make available collections of primary source and archival material relating to American culture and history.

Smithsonian American Art Museum - Collections & Exhibitions
Provides access to over 4,000 images, Helios (an online photography center) and virtual exhibitions.

Web Gallery of Art

A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.