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Art & Art History: Reference Resources
The Art & Art History LibGuide connects you to resources on art, architecture, art history, design, photography, and related areas.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History presents the Met’s collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history. Authored by the Met’s experts—predominantly made up of curators but also of conservators, scientists, and educators—the Timeline comprises 300 timelines, 930 essays, close to 7,000 objects, and a robust index, and is regularly updated and enriched to provide new scholarship and insights on the collection.
Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history. It makes high-quality introductory art history content freely available to anyone, anywhere. Smarthistory is a platform for the discipline where art historians contribute in their areas of expertise and learners come from across the globe. It offers more than 600 videos and hundreds of articles.
The Art Discovery Group Catalogue (ADGC) offers an art-focused research experience within the OCLC WorldCat environment. Researchers may search within this specialized subset of Worldcat data to hone in on a vast trove of art-historical literature held in an ever-increasing number of the world’s finest art libraries. These art library records are searchable alongside additional content from a multitude of sources from thousands of commercial and freely-accessible collections, portals, and repositories.
A subject-specific classification system. It is a hierarchically ordered collection of definitions of objects, people, events and abstract ideas that serve as the subject of an image. Art historians, researchers and curators use it to describe, classify and examine the subject of images represented in various media such as paintings, drawings and photographs.
Print Reference Books
Guide to the Literature of Art History 2 by Max Marmor and Alex Ross
Call Number: N 380 .M37 2005
Location: Olin 3rd floor
If you want to understand how the literature of art history is organized, what the major reference works are, or how to do research in the literature of art history; this is your source.
New Catholic Encyclopedia by Catholic University of America Staff
Call Number: BX841 .N44 2003
Publication Date: 2002-09-13
Location: Olin 1st floor (Reference overflow)
A 15-volume encyclopedia useful for finding information on the lives of the saints.