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Visual Arts


Dictionaties & Encyclopedias

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art
Also available in print at the E.J. Pratt Library in the reference collection on the main floor.

Oxford Companion to Western Art
Also available in print at the E.J. Pratt Library in the reference collection on the main floor.

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Art History

Grove Art Online
Contains articles on all aspects of the visual arts including biographies of artists, collectors, dealers, writers, and scholars. Thousands of art images are included with the articles.

Periodical Indexes

Art Full Text
A major database for art information. Art Abstracts covers fine, decorative and commercial art, photography, folk art, film and architecture. A unique feature of the database is the indexing of art reproductions to help researchers focus on a single artist or find individual works.

International Bibliography of Art
An index that includes more than five hundred journals, plus monographs, essay collections, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues.

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
A database that covers journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogues, dissertations, and exhibition reviews.

Digital Collections

ARTstor
A fully searchable resource providing more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. The community-built collections comprise contributions from international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates.

created by: Colin Deinhardt & Agatha Barc | updated: 27 September 2017