Research by Subject
CAMIO Art Database: 95,000+ images from the history of art. (See Plough Library's Using CAMIO PowerPoint for instructions on how the database works.)
Films on Demand - Art and Architecture: Streaming videos on art history, art appreciation, photography, and applied art (drawing, painting, sculpture).
VAST - Academic Video Online: VAST includes over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis.
Search additional Humanities databases (includes Art).
Find Journals on Art.
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(For more, search the Library Catalog)
Atlas of World Art, New York: Oxford University Press, (2004), R700.9 O94 2004.
Bridgeman Art Library Archive, London: Bridgeman (2008), Credo eBook. Includes 15,000+ images.
Encyclopedia of World Art. 17 vol., McGraw-Hill (1967), R703 M178.
Grove encyclopedia of classical art and architecture. Oxford University Press, (2007), R722 G76 2007.
Grove encyclopedia of materials and techniques in art. Oxford University Press, (2008), R703 G76 2008.
Hutchinson Dictionary of Symbols in Art (2005), EBSCO ebook.
World Art History and its Objects (2008), EBSCO ebook.
Art & Architecture Thesaurus: AATO contains 125,000+ terms covering “fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture." Extensive and still growing, it includes historic and contemporary terms.
Art Babble: source of online videos from museums and art organizations about art and artists. VIDEOS.
Art Deadlines List: Art contests and competitions, grants, scholarships
Artjob.org: Comprehensive listing of career and employment opportunities.
ArtLex: Art Dictionary: Provides over 2600 definitions of terms covering all aspects of art, along with quotations, pronunciation notes, illustrations, and links to related websites.
AskART.com: Information on over 34,000 North American artists, including biographies, books, and articles on artists.
Journal of Contemporary Art: Interviews with and projects by contemporary artists.
WolframAlpha Colors: Compute properties of colors using RGB, CMYK, HSV, and other values. (TIP: anywhere you see a >>, you can click on it for more examples.)
Archives of American Art: (Smithsonian) Access the largest collection of documents on the history of visual arts in the United States.
Bibliography of the History of Art: the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing on western art, freely available from the Getty.
SmartHistory: Online, interactive art history website; browse by time, style, artist, or theme; includes video files.
Timeline of Art History: Chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of history of art from around the world, as illustrated by Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection
TIP: See the Images subject guide for links to and descriptions of image galleries from government agencies, museums, and more.
Art Images for College Teaching: Images of art and architectural works in the public domain for free-use basis to all levels of the educational community.
Art Project (powered by Google): Virtually enter major musems and see art as displayed. Zoom in to view works in incredible detail. Museums include the Freer, the Frick, MoMA, London's National Gallery, Versailles, the Hermitage, the Tate, the Metropolitan, the Rijksmuseum, and more.
Artcyclopedia: Comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
Museums & Galleries
Art Museum Network: The world’s largest and most prestigious art museums collaborate on AMN to provide information about their collections, exhibitions, and news.
State Hermitage Museum: St. Petersburg, Russia
World Art Treasures: Information and images of art treasures around the world.