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Journal Articles

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

Bibliography of the History of Art Unrestricted Resource
The Getty Research Institute provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA) for no charge. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.
Note: Full text is not available from this site. Ask a librarian if you need to obtain a copy of something you find in this resource.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of open access, peer-reviewed journals.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

MasterFILE Premier Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
A general, interdisciplinary database that contains an index and full-text for periodicals, primary source documents, and ebooks. Periodicals coverage is from 1975 to the present.

Project Muse Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of a variety of journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press; covers 1995-present in most cases.

Publications in the Field

Find a Publication Unrestricted Resource
Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Dictionary of Art On campus use only
This 34 volume work is the definitive reference guide to art history, and contains detailed entries by over 6000 renowned art experts.  Each entry includes a bibliography for further reading.
Call Number: REF N31 .D5 1996

Encyclopedia of World Art On campus use only
This classic 17-volume encyclopedia covers virtually every topic in art, art history, and architecture.  Each volume includes many plate illustrations in addition to the textual entries.
Call Number: REF N31 .E533

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics On campus use only
Includes more than six hundred essays, alphabetically arranged, on approximately four hundred individuals, concepts, periods, theories, issues, and movements in the history of aesthetics.  Each entry includes a bibliography for further reading.
Call Number: BH56 .E53 1998

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Covers the cultural history of biblical texts, themes, characters, images, and the Bible itself in the literary, visual, and musical arts.

Images

Art Institute of Chicago Collection Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Freely available images of artwork in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. Also available through this interface are books, writings, reference materials, and other resources.

Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) is a royalty-free image exchange resource for the educational community.

Artstor Library Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Free access to the public collections on Artstor.

Getty Digital Collections Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Provides access to digitized images and books on art subjects held by the Getty Research Institute.

Google Arts & Culture Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture, created by Google Cultural Institute.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made available about 400,000 digital images of items in their collections. Browse by Artist/Maker/Culture, Object Type/Material, Geographic Location, Date/Era, or Department, or search for images. Images with "OASC" below them are free to download.

New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
NYPL's Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

Public Art Archive Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Free online resource about public artworks and art intended to be readily viewed by the public. It offers standardized and highly rigorous metadata structures, controlled taxonomies, advanced mapping features, and sophisticated search and filter tools.

Saskia Art Images Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
The Saskia digital archive collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. The images can be displayed and downloaded in high-resolution format.

Web Gallery of Art Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of Western (European) fine arts of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism periods (1000-1900), currently containing over 31,800 reproductions. It is intended to be a free resource of art history primarily for students and teachers.

Yale University Art Gallery Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Thousands of images of works in the Gallery’s collection believed to be in the public domain are available for free download through the Gallery’s website. To download open-access images, simply click the “download” link beneath the display image in the individual object record.

Also available for searching is the Yale Center for British Art.

Ebooks

Getty Publications Virtual Library Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
These publications, the earliest of which dates from 1966, span the Getty’s rich publishing history, and include collection catalogues that highlight masterpieces from Getty collections, translations of groundbreaking texts on the visual arts, essential works of art historical research, exhibition catalogues, journals, and publications that serve as key resources in the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

Websites

Internet Archive Moving Image Archive Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
This library of free movies, films, and videos contains over a million digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of the videos are available for free download.

Logobook Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
A website showcasing a collection of black and white logos, symbols, and trademarks.

Smithsonian Archives of American Art Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
With over 20 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives is the world’s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America.