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Archives of American Art
    Primary source material available through the Smithsonian

Art Inventories Catalog
    From the Smithsonian, the Inventory of American Paintings and the Inventory of American Sculpture providing information on over 400,000 artworks in public and private collections worldwide. The paintings inventory covers artists active up to 1914; and the sculpture inventory covers from colonial through contemporary times.

Art Source
    Full text access to over 210 unique journals on fine, decorative, and commercial art, architecture, and design. Indexes and abstracts for thousands of additional journals and books. International in scope. Inhouse direct access. External access requires login/password.
    Fine Art database and Decorative Art database available. Access requires login/password.

Arts: Search Research Guide #1
    Free access websites containing biographical information on designers, architects, craftspeople, painters and sculptors.

Arts: Search Research Guide #2
    Free-access, digitised art, architecture, design and craft journals on the Internet

Arts: Search Research Guide #3
    Free access online art history journals, newsletters, and blogs

    Biographical and auction information on primarily American artists. Full access requires login/password.

Berg Fashion Library (Login required - click here)
    Includes Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, eBooks, reference works, images and more. Direct access inhouse. External access requires login/password.

BHA - Bibliography of the History of Art
    The Getty provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA) for no charge on its Web site. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.

Biblioteca Digital Mexicana
    the Mexican Digital Library - a digital collection of historical documents from the National Council for Culture and Arts, the National Institute of Anthropology, the National General Archives, and the Centro de Estudios de Historia de Mexico.

CAA - Contemporary Applied Arts UK
    Contemporary Applied Arts is a charity that promotes British contemporary craft. Website includes bios of current and past exhibitors, as well as photos of many of the works.

CAMEO-Conservation & Art Material Encyclopedia Online
    From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston website.

CLARA- Database of Women Artists
    From the National Museum of Women in the Arts website

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (Login required - click here)
    Covers wide range of terms from the visual art world, including materials, techniques, and important styles and periods.

Crafts Council Research & Information
    "An online hub of research and information presenting the latest thinking and perspectives on the sector. Essential reading for makers, students, researchers and anyone with an interest in contemporary craft. "

Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture
    Digitized documents, primary and secondary sources, and images as well as additional resource links for the decorative arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Login required - click here)
    Comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts—from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture

Encyclopedia Smithsonian- Art & Design

FAMSI - Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies
    The Research Department is composed of a Mesoamerican-oriented library, access to the Kerr Photographic Collections, the Schele and Montgomery Image Collections, and access to the Bibliografía Mesoamericana. Projects funded by the Foundation are not restricted to investigations conducted on the Foundation premises.

Getty Vocabularies Online
    Includes Art & Architecture Thesaurus and Union List of Artist Names

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
    From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Full text journal and magazine articles and primary resources. Inhouse access only.

Mint Wiki
    The Mint Museum Library's Wiki of Exhibition Resources

The National Archives UK Design Registers
    Database of the National Archives UK, it features 300 mid-Victorian ceramic designs and other curiosities. Items can be viewed by register/date order, object, or proprietors.

North Carolina Arts Council "Find an Artist"
    NC Arts Council's online index of visual and performing artists in the state

Oxford Art Online (Login required - click here)
    Includes Grove Art Online. Additional resources previously available through this link have separate links: The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Direct access inhouse. External access requires login/password.

Oxford Companion to Western Art (Login required - click here)
    Provides in-depth coverage of Western Art with entries on artists and their works, styles and movements, art forms and art terms, combined with more modern methodologies, focused on patronage, taste, theory, and criticism, and the scientific examination of materials and techniques

Voice of the Shuttle -Art Resources
    Art Links