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Selected Image Databases
ARTstor This link opens in a new window
A digital library of more than one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
Oxford Art Online
A gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location, including a "search for images only" option.
SIRIS Image Gallery
The Image Gallery includes over 210,500 electronic images from several archival repositories and museums at the Smithsonian.
Visual Collections: Images of Art, History, and Culture
Explore over 300,000 images from Over 50 collections
View maps, fine artwork, photographs. Almost all of the collections represented here—from the fine art of MOAC (Museums & the Online Archive of California Collection) to the historic maps of the David Rumsey Map Collection—are available for free, public access.
Web Gallery of Art
a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 22.600 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available.
Selected Electronic Resources
Art History Resources on the Web
Comprehensive site providing links to information covering Prehistoric Art to Contemporary Art.
The Tate's online glossary contains definitions, most with illustrations, of over 400 terms including artist groups and art movements, techniques, and media.
Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online
A database of 34,000 concepts, including 131,000 terms, descriptions, bibliographic citations, and other information relating to fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture.
Getty Union List of Artist Names Online
Database includes over 375,000 names and biographical and bibliographic information about artists and architects, including a wealth of variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
Iter Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance This link opens in a new window
Created for the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) , ITER resources include Milton: A Bibliography for the Years 1624-1700 and Early Theatre (volume 1) 1998 to the present.
Selected Reference Resources in Print