Research Resources: Subject Guides: Art
- Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases
- Subscription Image Collections
- Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks
- 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.
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.
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
Art- and architecture-related images, virtual tours, and essays from the World's Fair Collection at the
Architecture Library, University of Maryland.
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.
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