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Art Research Guide   Tags: art, art_history  

Last Updated: Apr 6, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Use the Library Catalog to search for books, journals, DVDs and CDs in the Wabash College Library.

Consult JSTOR - the historic full-text archive of scholarly journals that includes the arts.

Remember EBSCO Research Databases - which provide access to general article database across many disciplines with full-text articles available for dowloading.

 Use WorldCAT to search for books and other publications not available in the Wabash Library, but held in other institutions around the world.

Use ILLiad our interlibrary loan system, to order materials held by other libraries.  Sign up here, if you don't already have an account.


Key Databases for Art


Art and Architecture Complete An index of over 700 journals, with full text access to more than half of them

Bibliography of the History of Art Free access through the Getty to this citation website, providing abstracts of books, conference proceedings, dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs and articles on Western fine arts, and the history of art and architecture.  (Access also includes RILA)

College Art Association North America's association for artists, art historians and other visual arts professionals.  Publishes the Art Bulletin and the Art Journal and  online. Click on titles here, for instant access.

Getty Research Portal. An online search platform which provides global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain.

Grove - Oxford Art Online In addition to a vast array of images, this encyclopedia includes artist biographies, surveys of art by location , artistic styles, schools and movements, art patronage, materials and techniques.

New York Times (1851-2009--ProQuest) Excellent resource for contemporary reviews of artists and their exhibits, and critical essays regarding current movements in the world of visual arts.



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