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WorldCat is a database that allows researchers to search the combined catalogs of hundreds of libraries around the world. It contains more than 52 million records for books, journals, audiovisual materials and more. This source can help researchers find items, verify citations, and identify which libraries hold a particular title.
Artspeak includes more than 115 entries explain the who, what, when, and where of art since 1945. Entries discuss specific art movements, concepts, as well as describing various media and approaches to art-making. Not online
The best modern encyclopedia of world art, searchable by concepts as well as by artists' and architects' names. The bibliographies are a worthwhile starting point for further research. Also search the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics from within this interface. Encyclopedia covering the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990s, with articles on the art and culture of Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific. Database includes links to images and further information in museum and other art-related web sites.
The best modern art encyclopedia, searchable by concepts as well as by artists' names. The bibliographies are a worthwhile starting point for further research
Full-text version of Dictionary of Art Terms, and several other reference books.
Full-text version of Dictionary of Architecture, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art and more. Provides access to over 120 language and subject dictionaries, reference works, and biographical directories in a variety of disciplines published by OUP that can be searched individually or in one cross-searchable database.
For background information on collectors, artists and sitters.
Comprehensive biographical database providing short biographical information on 3.6 million persons with a historical coverage. Digital facsimile articles from more than 2,300 reference works are also included for 1.3 persons.