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Art Full Text
This database offers indexing for 500+ journals (from 1984-) and full text to nearly 200 journals, plus abstracts (starting in 1994), of an international array of peer-selected publications—including expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Areas covered include Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles, Video.
Academic Search Premier
An interdisciplinary database that provides full text articles. ASP includes and indexes 122 art journals with full text available for many of these art journals.
JSTOR Arts and Sciences III Collection
The Arts & Sciences III Collection includes journals in language and literature, as well as important titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.
Access to information on a broad range of topics including general interest, business, health, and multicultural. Designed specifically for public libraries, it provides indexing/abstracting for over 2,600 journals/magazines, with full text for 1,749. The database also includes over 96,600 full-text biographies, approximately 130,250 full-text primary source documents, and 495 full-text reference books.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection
Access the content of more than 100 Oxford reference books online with a single search. Includes the Oxford art and architecture dictionaries and a timeline.
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) will be available free of charge on the Getty Web site. BHA on the Getty Web site offers both basic and advanced search modules, and can be searched easily by subject, artist, author, article or journal title, and other elements. Note that the database search includes both BHA (covering 1990-2007) and the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), covering the years 2008 and part of 2009. The Répertoire de la litterature de l’art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA, with records that cover 1975-1989, will be online by May 1, 2010.
Art History Resources on the Web
A very comprehensive gateway to art history resources on the Internet. Well organized and easy to navigate.
Timeline of Art History
An excellent site from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Superb text supported by images of pieces in the museum's collection.
Web Gallery of Art
This site provides easily available digital reproductions of 8500 paintings and sculptures from 1150-1800. Also included are 13 "Tours" on topics such as basic introductions to Italian painters to specialized topics like the Sistine Chapel. A companion website gives information on more recent Hungarian artists to the mid 20th century. Easy to search and navigate.
Web Museum Network
Includes a compendium of artists' biographies with numerous examples of their work
Includes more than 3,000 categorized art resources
College Art Association (CAA - for post secondary art educators)
National Art Education Association (NAEA - any art educator)
By subject search
Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog that apply to your area of study. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the “Subject” tab in Foxtrax. For more information on “power searching” by subject, ask your reference librarian.
By call number
If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.
|CLASS N - FINE ARTS|
|N61-72||Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts|
|N81-390||Study and teaching. Research|
|N400-3990||Art museums, galleries, etc.|
|N5198-5299||Private collections and collectors|
|N7560-8266||Special subjects of art|
|N8350-8356||Art as a profession. Artists|
|N8510-8553||Art studios, materials, etc.|
|N8554-8585||Examination and conservation of works of art|
|N8600-8675||Economics of art|
|N8700-9165||Art and the state. Public art|
|NA100-130||Architecture and the state|
|NA1995||Architecture as a profession|
|NA2000-2320||Study and teaching. Research|
|NA 2599.5-2599.9||Architectural criticism|
|NA2695-2793||Architectural drawing and design|
|NA2835-4050||Details and decoration|
|NA4100-8480||Special classes of buildings|
|NA4100-4145||Classed by material|
|NA4150-4160||Classed by form|
|NA4170-8480||Classed by use|
|NA7100-7884||Domestic architecture. Houses. Dwellings|
|NA7910-8125||Clubhouses, guild houses, etc.|
|NA8300-8480||Outbuildings, gates, fences, etc.|
|NA9000-9428||Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying|
|NB60-1115||History Including collective biography|
|NB1120-1133||Study and teaching|
|NB1160-1195||Designs and technique|
|NB1199-1200||Restoration of sculptures|
|NB1272-1291||Mobiles, color, sculpture gardens, etc.|
|NB1750-1793||Religious monuments and shrines|
|NC1-1940||Drawing. Design. Illustration|
|NC50-266||History of drawing|
|NC390-670||Study and teaching|
|NC845-915||Graphic art materials|
|NC930||Conservation and restoration of drawings|
|NC997-1003||Commercial art. Advertising art|
|NC1280-1284||Printed ephemera. Imagerie populaire|
|NC1300-1766||Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.|
|NC1860-1896||Greeting cards, postcards, invitations, book jackets, etc.|
|NC1920-1940||Copying, enlarging, and reduction of drawings|
|ND1115-1120||Study and teaching|
|ND1385-1388||Sports. Hunting, fishing, etc.|
|ND1400-1403||Flowers. Fruit. Trees|
|ND1470-1625||Technique and materials|
|ND1630-1662||Examination and conservation of paintings|
|ND2889-3416||Illuminating of manuscripts and books|
|NE1-978||Printmaking and engraving|
|NE 218-(330)||Engraved portraits. Self-portraits|
|NE380||Conservation and restoration of prints|
|NE400-773||History of printmaking|
|NE970-973||Study and teaching|
|NE1330-1336||Linoleum block prints|
|NE1350-1352||Other materials used in relief printing|
|NE1940-2232.5||Etching and aquatint|
|NE2690||Engraving on glass|
|NE2800-2880||Printing of engravings|
|NE3000-3002||Copying art. Copying machine art|
|NX1-820||Arts in general|
|NX280-410||Study and teaching. Research|
|NX440-632||History of the arts|
|NX650-694||Special subjects, characters, persons, religious arts, etc.|
|NX700-750||Patronage of the arts|
|NX760-770||Administration of the arts|
|NX775-777||Voluntarism in the arts|
|NX798-820||Arts centers and facilities|
|CLASS T - TECHNOLOGY|
|TR287-500||Photographic processing. Darkroom technique|
|TR550-581||Studio and laboratory|
|TR624-835||Applied photography Including artistic, commercial, medical photography, photocopying processes|
|TR845-899||Cinematography. Motion pictures|