Research Databases

Online Art Resources

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
A bilingual, international bibliographic database on the history of post-classical Western art, architecture, and decorative arts. It covers art history from late antiquity to the present. The database provides citations to material published between 1975 and 2007.

Women Artist Archives National Directory (WAAND)
Directory of U.S. archival collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945.

On-Site Resources

art source
Developed from a merger of Art Index, Art Abstracts, Art Full Text, and Art & Architecture Complete,  Art Source features full-text articles and citations for art and architecture journals and books published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch. It also includes an image collection and art reproduction records.

Provides full text of selected scholarly journals in a number of fields in PDF format. Note: Journals in JSTOR usually do not include the most recent three to five years. For more recent articles, use one of the other indexes listed in this section.

Oxford Art Online
A comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide, from prehistory to the 1990s. Includes information from Grove Dictionary of Art and Benezit Dictionary of Artists. (Note: Maximum three concurrent users)

artbibliographies modern
Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. Covers current art history literature on modern art, photography, and design from Impressionism to the most recent works and trends in the late twentieth century. A particular emphasis is placed upon new and lesser-known artists and on foreign-language literature.

Librarian-Only Resources

Art Sales Index
Includes over three million auction sales, since the 1970s, from over 500 international auction houses for paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, sculpture, and miniatures. Only works bringing an auction price of over £250 are included; this value changes over time.
Features a collection of resources on art, presented by the ArtNet Worldwide Corporation. Offers access to images and includes categories, such as art and antiques, artists, auctions, magazines, and books. Contains a site search engine. (Note: Staff-requests only)
Lists approximately four million international records for fine art auction sales since 1700. Includes prices for paintings, prints, posters, drawings, miniatures, sculptures, installations, photographs, and tapestries, as well as biographical information and artist signatures.