Email or Text Us

Email or text us at ask.us@fandm.edu
Email Archives & Special Collections at archives@fandm.edu

Chat With Us

Ask us a question using the chat window to the right. Online hours:
Sunday - Thursday 10:00am - 2:00am
Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 12:00am

Frequently Asked of Us

Check our FAQ for research tips and answers to popular questions.

Visit or Call Us

Stop by the Ask Me desk at Shadek or the Circulation desk at Martin, or call at:
Shadek-Fackenthal (717) 291-4217
Martin Library (717) 291-4331

Meet With Us

Students can meet with a librarian for one-on-one, expert research assistance.

Grad Schools & Jobs

Students can consult with a librarian to research prospective employers and explore graduate school opportunities.

JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.

Research Resources: Subject Guides: Art


Contents

  1. Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases
  2. Subscription Image Collections
  3. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks
  4. Selected Online Resources

Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases


Subscription Image Collections


Dictionaries & Guides


Selected Online Resources for Art & Art History

ATLA (American Theological Library Association) Digital Resources
A joint project of the American Theological Library Association and the Association of Theological Schools offering access to digitized unique local collections. Items represented include woodcuts, photographs, slides, coins, maps, postcards, llithographs, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.

Architecture.com
Online home of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), whose mission is to "further the cause of architecture in politics and culture, in the UK and internationally." Site includes RIBApix, an image library devoted to architecture.

Archives of American art
Supports the study of visual arts in America through digital access to thousands of photographs of artists and art-world figures, letters, sketchbooks, diaries, printed materials, ephemera, and other documents from the Smithsonian Institution's archives collections.

CAMEO: conservation and art material encyclopedia online
An electronic database that compiles, defines, and distributes technical information on terms, materials, and techniques used in the fields of art conservation and historic preservation as an extension of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Finding Images on the Web: An annotated guide to multidisciplinary resources
Image resources chosen by Shadek-Fackenthal's Visual Resources division; coverage includes Art History, Architecture, Photography, Artists' Books, Humanities, Social Sciences, Area Studies, and Science.

Life Photo Archive Hosted by Google
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

Nineteenth-century art worldwide
Free e-journal of 19th-century painting, sculpture, graphic art, photography, architecture, and decorative art. Geographic coverage is extensive, and contents include scholarly, illustrated articles and book and exhibition reviews. Published by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association.

A Treasury of World's Fair Art & Architecture
Art- and architecture-related images, virtual tours, and essays from the World's Fair Collection at the Architecture Library, University of Maryland.

Visual Information Access, Harvard University Libraries
Web union catalog of visual resources representing Harvard's repositories (archives, museums, libraries, and other collections) and documenting "the arts, material culture, and social history." Some records allow access to larger-scale images that are adequate for teaching and research.


Last updated: 5/16/14 ks

 

©2010 Franklin & Marshall College Library | 450 College Ave | PO Box 3003 | Lancaster, PA 17604 | 717-291-4223