Art: A Research Guide
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To use the links in this guide off campus go to The High Library web page and click on Database access from outside E-town network.
These are only some of the sources that may be useful to you. For further help with your research, AskUs at the High Library, or call the Reference Desk at ext. 1461.
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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Biographies
Art Information and the Internet: How to Find It, How to Use It. Lois Swan Jones, 1999. Ref 025.067 J77a
Contemporary Artists, Joanne Cerrito, ed., 1996. Ref 709.2 C761 1996
Contemporary Women Artists, Laurie Collier Hillstrom and Kevin Hillstrom, eds., 1999. Ref 709.22 C761
The Dictionary of Art, Jane Turner, ed. Groves, 34 vols., 1996- Ref 703 D554
Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists, Paul Cummings, 1994. Ref 709.22 C971d6
Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Art, Jane Turner, ed., 1999. Ref 709.803 En56
Encyclopedia of World Art, 1957-1987, 17 vols. Ref 703 En19
International Dictionary of Art and Artists, James Vinson, ed., 2 vols., 1990. Ref 703 In61
The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture, Peter and Linda Murray, 1996. Ref 704.9482 M983o
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-century Art, Harold Osborne, ed., 1981 Ref 709.04 Ox98
The Oxford Dictionary of Art, Ian Chilvers and Harold Osborne, eds., 1988 Ref 703 Ox982
Visual Arts Research: a Handbook, Elizabeth B. Pollard, 1986 Ref 707.2 P771v
The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists, Erika Langmuir, 2000. Ref 703 L989y
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Indexes and Abstracts
Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database indexes over 8100 journals and provides full text for 4700 journals.
Covering about 200 journals, this index gives citations to articles in art, architecture, art history, industrial and interior design, film, photography and related fields. It is located in the index area of the Reference Room.
Essay and General Literature Index
An index to essays published in collections, this work covers the arts, linguistics, literature and other areas of the humanities. It is located in the index area of the Reference Room.
Humanities International Complete. 1925+. Find articles covering literature, philosophy, the arts, history, and culture.
JSTOR I and III
This database has the full text of journals from volume one until the past 3 to 5 years. The Arts & Sciences I collection contains 119 titles and Arts and Sciences III contains 150 titles 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 and architecture.
Find Internet Sites
To use the links in this guide, go to: http://www2.etown.edu/library/art.htm
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Art History Resources on the Web A comprehensive site covering all time periods and including examples of artists' works.
Artlex Art Dictionary. Art-related definitions with examples and illustrations.
Image collections and online art
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online
Metropolitan Museum of Art
MOMA: Museum of Modern Art
National Gallery of Art
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
SILS- University of Michigan
Timeline of Art History A complete history of art with links to each time period with examples.
VADS: the online resource for visual arts
Boston University - Finding Images on the Web An excellent and well-researched guide to finding images on the web.
High Library citation resources
Course Guides Art 270
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