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KEY RESOURCES FOR ART HISTORICAL RESEARCH

A BRIEF GUIDE

 

Compiled by Kathryn Wayne, Fine Arts Librarian

August 2009
Last Updated January 2011

Library Homepage: www.lib.berkeley.edu

Art History/Classics Homepage: www.lib.berkeley.edu/ARTH/

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS



 

Research Methodology

 

1         Art information: research methods and resources by Lois Swan Jones.  3rd ed.  Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1990.  N85.J64.1990 AH/C Reference 

        Comprehensive guide to understanding art methodology.  Step-by-step guide to the research process.

      

2     The Clockwork muse: a practical guide to writing theses, dissertations, and books by Eviatar Zerubavel.  Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1999.  PN145.Z47 Main Stacks

Designed to help prospective authors develop a workable timetable for completing long and often formidable projects.  Rethinks the writing process in terms of time and organization.

 

3      The Craft of research by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams. 3rd ed.

       Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.  Q180.55.M4.B66 2008  AH/C Reference

Part 1 provides an orientation to the research process. Part 2 focuses on finding a topic, planning the project, and locating appropriate sources, including the Internet.  Part 3 explains the art of making an argument and supporting it.  Part 4 covers drafting and revising, and offers new information on the visual representation of data.  Part 5 provides an updated discussion of the ethics of research, as well as an expanded bibliography.

 

4      How to find out about the arts; a guide to sources of information by Neville Carrick.  1st ed. Oxford; New York: Pergamon Press, 1965.  N18.C27 AH/C Reference

Comprehensive overview, still relevant.  Includes chapters on types of art reference books—bibliographies, encyclopedias, etc.—as well as the various art forms and their principal information sources. 

 

5      A Manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations by Kate L. Turabian. 6th ed. 

       Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. LB2369.T8 1996 Doe Reference 

This standard reference source offers comprehensive and detailed guidance to authors of research papers—term papers, theses, and dissertations. 

 

6      The Modern researcher by Jacques Barzun and Henry F. Graff. 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, c2004. LB2369.B28 2004 Doe Reference

Written for history graduate students, but much of the text is applicable to any humanities-related scholarly discipline.  Covers topics such as effective note taking, how to use the library, preparing a manuscript, verifying facts, etc. 

 

7      A Short guide to writing about art by Sylvan Barnet. 9th ed.  Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson, 2008. N7476.B37 2008 AH/C Reference

 

8      Visualizing research: a guide to the research process in art and design by Carole Gray and Julian Malins. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004. NK1170.G68 2004 AH/C Reference

 

9      Writing the winning thesis or dissertation: a step-by-step guide by Allan A. Glatthorn, Randy L. Joyner.  Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press, 2005. LB2369.G56 2005 Doe Main Stack

Provides a step-by-step approach to the writing process. 

 

General Art Bibliographies

 

10   Art books: a basic bibliography of monographs on artists edited by Wolfgang M. Freitag. 2nd ed. New York: Garland Pub., 1997. N40.A12.F731.1997 Doe Reference and AH/C Reference 

Authoritative source on 2,148 artists from all historical periods and from all countries.  Includes treatises, published dissertations, biographies, catalogue raisonnés and other works.

 

11   Fine arts: a bibliographic guide to basic reference works, histories, and handbooks edited by Donald L. Ehresmann. 3rd ed.  Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1990.

        N5300.A12.E37.1990 AH/C Reference 

        Excludes dissertations and exhibition catalogues.

 

12   Guide to art reference books edited by Mary W. Chamberlin.  Chicago: American Library Association, 1959. N18.C4  AH/C Reference 

Good reference for historical materials.  Updated by GLAH (see entries 14 and 15).

 

13   Guide to reference books edited by Robert Balay. 11th ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996.  Z1035.1.G89 1996 Doe Reference and AH/C Reference 

Core reference sources for all fields.  Art and architecture included under section entitled “Humanities.”  Good source to use if you are looking for major reference sources for other disciplines.

 

14   Guide to the literature of art history edited by Etta Arntzen, Robert Rainwater.  Chicago: American Library Association, 1980.  N380.A12.A67 Doe Reference and AH/C Reference

Comprehensive bibliography to the reference sources in art history, covering all periods.  Includes subject index. 

 

15   Guide to the literature of art history 2 edited by Max Marmor, Alex Ross.  Chicago: American Library Association, 2005.  N380.A12.M3 2005 Doe Reference and AH/C Reference

Comprehensive supplement to the 1980 edition (see entry 14).

 

16   Information sources in art, art history and design edited by Simon Ford. Munchen: K.G. Saur, 2001. N58.I646 2001 AH/C Reference

        Guide to core reference sources primarily from a UK perspective. 

 

17   La Letteratura artistica: manuale delle fonti della storia dell'arte moderna by Julius Magnino on Schlosser, 3rd ed.  Florence: La Nuova Italia, 1964.  N5300.S23.1964 AH/C Room 308G 

Originally published as Die Kunstliteratur (Vienna, 1924).  Covers late antiquity through the early 19th century with emphasis on the Renaissance.  Noted for inclusion of primary source material.

 

18   A Library research guide for art history graduate students by Ilene Rose Schechter.  Thesis (M.A.). Michigan State University, 1978.  N5300.S324 1978 AH/C Reference 

Masters thesis from Michigan State covering core reference sources. Still useful for its historical coverage. Includes author, title and subject indexes.

 

Subject Bibliographies.  Note that there are topographical art bibliographies (e.g., Annual Bibliography of the History of British Art), bibliographies of art movements (e.g., Futurism and the Arts), medium-oriented bibliographies (e.g., Print Reference Sources: a Selected Bibliography 18th-20th Centuries), bibliographies of an art-historical period (e.g., Literature on Byzantine Art, 1892-1967), artist bibliographies (e.g., Picasso: a Comprehensive Bibliography), bibliographies on special art subjects (e.g., Color Theory a Guide, and interdisciplinary bibliographies (e.g., The Relationship of Painting and Literature: a Guide to Information Sources). 

 

Art Biographical Sources

 

See also the more comprehensive guide, Art Biographical Reference Works: A Selected Guide on the AH/C Web page under Art History Resources/Research Guides

 

19   African Americans in the visual arts by Steven Otfinoski. 10 vol. New York : Facts on File, 2003.

N6538.N5.O86 2003 Doe Reference/Biographies

Covers painters, sculptors, illustrators, installation artists, performance artists, film and video artists, mixed media artists, and others.  Each entry provides a brief biographical sketch of the artist and goes on to address the major achievements, events, and contributions of the artist's career. A general bibliography, two subject indexes (one by medium/area of activity, one by year of birth), a general index, and approximately 50 black-and-white photographs complement the text.

 

20   Thieme-Becker.  Allgemeines lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart.  Leipzig, W. Engelmann, 1907-1950.  37 vol. N40.T4 Doe Reference and AH/C Reference

        Comprehensive dictionary covering artists and architects from late Antiquity to late 19th century.  Entries include bibliographies.  Note that “I” and “J” are interfiled.  For guide to abbreviations see:  Index of the most common German abbreviations used in Thieme-Becker’s Künstler-Lexikon by Valerie Meyer (1972) N40.T4 index AH/C Reference

 

21   Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon: bio-bibliographischer Index A-Z = The artists of the world:

bio-bibliographical index A-Z = Encyclopedie A-Z.  München: Saur, 1999-2000. 10 vol.

N40.A632 1999  Doe Reference

This 10-volume title is an alphabetical preview of the AKL, classifying the entire body of entries long before the actual completion of the AKL.

 

22   Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon: die bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker (new ed.) München; Leipzig: K.G. Saur, 1992-2003-  N40.A63 1992  Doe Reference/Biographies 

Sixty volumes are expected.  The current volume goes to “Gordon.”  Succeeds Thieme-Becker (37 volumes published from 1907 to 1950) and Vollmer (6 volumes, 1953-1962), the AKL has been published by Saur since 1991.  Every ten volumes, an index structured by countries and artistic professions supplements the edition.  The print version is accompanied by a CD-ROM edition (published after every second volume) which represents both a comprehensive biographical reference work and a unique index to the three great standard works of art history:  Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, and AKL. 

 

23   Allgemeines Künstler Lexicon=World biographical dictionary of artists (CD-ROM ed.) in both German and English.  Available on all Library Public Computers via the Networked CD-ROM Databases.  

 

24   Allgemeines lexikon der bildenden Künstler des XX. Jahrhunderts, Hans Vollmer. 5 vol.  Lepzig: E.A. Seemann, 1953-62.  AH/C N40.V6 AH/C Reference 

        Includes artists born after 1870, same format as Thieme-Becker.  Updated version is AKL (see entry 22).

 

25   Biographical encyclopedia of artists edited by Sir Lawrence Gowing.  4 vol. NY: Facts on File, 2005.

Basic introduction.  Includes color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, index, glossary, chronology.   Provides bibliographies.

 

26   Biography and genealogy master index indexes current reference sources as well as the most important retrospective works that cover more than 13 million individuals, both living and deceased, from all fields and all nationalities. Biographical subjects indexed range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities. Includes a variety of well-known artists, historical and contemporary, e.g., Cindy Sherman, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/Locate by Title

 

27   Contemporary artists. 5th ed. Detroit: St. James Press, 2002. 2 vol.  N6490.C6567 2002 Doe Reference

        Covers over 850 artists, mostly living, provides chronological list of one-person shows, selective list of group shows, a bibliography of writing by and about the artist.                

 

28   Dictionary of artists by Emmanuel Benezit.  14 vol. Paris: Grund, 2006. English lang. ed.    

N40.B47 2006 AH/C Reference 

This is the English edition of the monumental French biographical dictionary covering painters, sculptors, designers and graphic artists of Eastern and Western art from 5 B.C. to the present.  Includes over 170,000 entries with brief biographical data, locations of some art works, facsimiles of artists’ signatures and monograms, auction records.  Also includes tables on the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar since 1912, the British pound since 1901, the French franc since 1901, and the euro since 2002 (36 currencies listed).  The dictionary was first published in France in three volumes in 1911, with subsequent French editions, the latest in 1999 consisting of 14 volumes (see entry 31).

 

29   A Dictionary of twentieth-century art by Ian Chilvers.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. N6490.C5317 1998  AH/C Reference and a more up-to-date online version is available via the Art History/Classics Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

        Good general reference for artists of the twentieth century.

 

30   The Dictionary of women artists edited by Delia Gaze. 2 vol. London; Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997. N8354.D53 1997 Doe Reference/Biographies, AH/C Reference

Covers all periods.

 

31   Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et gravures by Emmanuel Benezit.  Nouv. ed.  14 vol. Paris: Grund, 1999.  N40.B47 1999 Doe Main Stack

        French edition of the comprehensive biographical artists’ dictionary.  See entry 28 for English ed.

 

32   Encyclopedia of Arab American artists by Fayeq S. Oweis. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2008.  N6538.A73.O94 2008 AH/C Reference

        Covers approximately 100 twentieth and twenty-first century Arab American artists. Entries include

artist’s dates of birth and death, birthplace, preferred media, education, location of artwork, and selected bibliography.

 

33   Encyclopedia of artists edited by William Vaughan. 6 vol. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 

        N31.E53 2000 AH/C Reference

Illustrated introduction to Western art and artists from the Middle Ages to present day.  Volume 6 provides articles on the principal artistic styles and movements over the past 1,000 years.

 

34   Encyclopedia of Asian American artists by Kara Kelley Hallmark. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007.  N6538.A83.H35 2007 AH/C Reference

        Highlights the lives and work of 75 twentieth and twenty-first century Asian American artists. Entries includes artist’s dates of birth and death, birthplace, artist’s preferred media, Asian country to which the artist is connected, location of artist’s work, and selected bibliography.

 

35   Encyclopedia of Jewish American artists by Samantha Baskind. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007.  N6538.J4.B37 2007 AH/C Reference

        Covers 85 twentieth and twenty-first century Jewish American artists. Entries include artist’s

dates of birth and death, birthplace, preferred media, where to locate artwork, and selected bibliography.

 

36   Künstlerlexikon der Antike.  München: Saur, 2001-2004, 2 vol. N5333.K84.2001 AH/C Reference

        Supplements the AKL (see entry 22) listing all known artists of the ancient world from A-Z. 

 

37   Latin American and Caribbean artists of the modern era: a biographical dictionary of over 12,700 persons by  Steve Shipp. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland  & Co., 2003.

        N6502.4.S45 2003  Doe Reference/Biographies and AH/C Reference

       Comprehensive reference book to more than 12,700 painters, sculptors, graphic artists and architects in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America) and the Caribbean region active during the 19th and 20th centuries.  Entries include the artists’ dates, countries and bibliographies. Also included are brief biographical information, stylistic notes, a record of each artist’s exhibitions and a list of collections where works can be seen. There are 89 photographs of selected works that supplement the entries. The introduction includes brief informative background essays on the individual countries and their artists.

 

38   Modern Chinese artists: a biographical dictionary by Michael Sullivan. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2006. 

        N7348.S85 2006 AH/C Reference

Concise biographies on primarily 20th century artists born and raised in China, or trained in China, and whose works likely appear in collections, exhibitions and auctions abroad. Entries include dates of birth and death, birthplace, education, training, and preferred media and subjects. Artist names appear both Romanized and in Chinese characters. Includes bibliography.

 

39   Nürnberger Kunstlerlexikon: bildende Künstler, Kunsthandwerker, Gelehrte, Sammler, Kulturschaffende und Mäzene vom 12. bis zur Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts edited by Manfred H. Grieb. 4 vol. München: Saur, 2007. 

        N6886.N9.N87 2007 AH/C Reference

Over 20,000 entries on visual artists, literary figures, publishers, musicians and patrons who worked in Nuremburg from the 12th to mid-20th century. Entries cover careers, years of birth and death, number of marriages and children, details of working and living conditions, and economic and private circumstances. Where known, the buyer who commissioned a piece of work is noted , including prices of some pieces. Chronological index and glossary.

 

40  Oxford dictionary of national biography (DNB) in association with the British Academy: from the earliest times to the year 2000 edited by H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 60 vol. DA28.O95 2004  Doe Reference, Biographies.

Illustrated collection of 50,000 biographies of men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past, from the 4th c BC to 2000.  Includes people in any walk of life who were connected with the British Isles, excluding living people. Grove Art Online also links to DNB. Online version via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/By Types/Biographical Sources.

 

41   Reallexikon zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte.  Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler, 1937-2005-.

N6861.S4 Main Stack. 

        Covers art history from the early Middle Ages to the mid-19th century.  Bibliographies include important English-language references.  The latest volume (10) covers up to “Fortuna.” 

 

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

 

42   Complete dictionary of symbols edited by Jack Tresidder.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.

        AZ108.C66.2005 Doe Reference

Comprehensive guide to more than 2,000 major themes, figures and symbols that are commonly found in myth, art and literature.

 

43   Concise Oxford dictionary of art terms by Michael Clarke. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.  N33.C575 2001 AH/C Reference and online via Find Information/Electronic Resources/Locate by title/Oxford Reference Online

 

44   Dictionary of art (print edition).  New York: Grove, 1996 34 vol. N31.D5 1996  Doe Reference & AH/C Reference

        Major 34-volume encyclopedia that includes extensive articles on major artists, bibliographies, and a list of works.  Includes biographical information on all but the most obscure artists current through about 1993. Online edition  available (see entry 56, Grove Art Online).

 

45   Dictionary of South and Southeast Asian art by Gwyneth Chaturachinda, Sunanda Krishnamurty, Pauline W. Tabtiang. 2nd ed. Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, c2004.

        N7300.C475 2004  AH/C Reference

 

46  Dictionary of subjects and symbols in art by James Hall.  2nd ed. Boulder: Westview Press, 2008.  N7560.H34 2008 AH/C Reference

Covers classical and biblical themes in Western art.

 

47   Dictionary of symbolism: cultural icons and the meanings behind them by Hans Biedermann; translated by James Hulbert. New York: Meridan Book, 1994.

        AZ108.B5313 1994  AH/C Reference

Explores the meanings of over 2,000 symbols culled from the worlds of mythology, archaeology, psychology, The Bible, literature, fairy tales, folklore and history.

 

48   Dictionary of symbols in Western art by Sarah Carr-Gomm.  New York: Facts on File, 1995.

        N7740.C29 1995 Doe Reference    

       A-to-Z guide is invaluable to the understanding and appreciation of Western painting and sculpture.      

 

49   Dictionary of women British artists by Sara Gray. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2009. N6796 .G73 2009 AH/C Reference

        Contains brief entries, including some bibliographical references, on 600 of the most accomplished women painters in Britain from the 1500s to the 20th century.

 

50   Encyclopaedia of Hindu iconography: early Medieval edited by Raju Kalidos.  Delhi: Sharada, 2006. BL1215.S9.K355 2006 AH/C Reference

4 volumes covering Visnu, Siva, Sakti goddesses, Ganpati and Skanda-Murukan, Brahma and other deities. Includes bibliography and indexes.

 

51   Encyclopedia of aesthetics.  4 vol.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. BH56.E53 1998 Doe Reference and AH/C Reference & online (see entry 60 Oxford Art Online)

Surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture and society—from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory.  Includes 600 original articles by scholars from many fields.  Contains articles on major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses and value of all the arts from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.  Includes in-depth surveys of non-Western traditions and theories of art.  Includes bibliographies and index.

 

52   Encyclopedia of American folk art by Gerard C. Wertkin.  New York: Routledge, 2004.

        NK805.E6 2004 AH/C Reference and Doe Reference

This comprehensive, scholarly A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing not only painting, but also sculpture, basketry, ceramics, quilts, furniture, toys, beadwork, and more, including both famous and lesser-known genres.  Illustrated.

 

53   Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century photography edited by John Hannavy.

       New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2008.  2 vol.  TR9.E53 2008 AH/C Reference

Includes key figures, e.g., Daguerre, Talbot, Fenton, Herschel and Brady, as well as inventors, manufacturers, organizations and supporters of the medium. Includes 1,197 entries: 610 major entries plus 587 shorter entries on minor and emerging figures. Alphabetic and thematic lists  of entries. 

 

54   The Encyclopedia of sculpture edited by Antonia Bostrom.  3 vol. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004. NB198.E53.2004 AH/C Reference
International in scope, this fully illustrated reference spans the entire history of sculpture, from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. Features over 750 entries, written by some 300 experts in the history of art and sculpture.  Illustrated.   Includes bibliographical references and index.

 

55   Encyclopedia of the romantic era, 1760-1850 edited by Christopher J. Murray.

       New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004.  2 vol.  NX452.5.R64.E53 2004  AH/C Reference

Includes 770 contributed articles on individuals, specific works of literature, art, and music, national developments in cultural areas, and themes, concepts, and events that are significant to the Romantic era. 

 

56   Encyclopedia of twentieth-century photography edited by Lynne Warren. 3 vol.  New York: Routledge, 2006.  TR642.E5.2006 AH/C Reference

        Explores the vast international scope of 20th c. photography covering the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force.  Presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography.  Includes black and white illustrations with a color plate section in each volume.  Includes glossary of terms.

 

57   Encyclopedia of world art. 16 vol.  New York, McGraw-Hill, 1959-1983.

        N31.E482 Doe Reference and AH/C Reference

Covers all periods and geographical areas.  Heavily illustrated.  Comprehensive, signed articles.  Excellent coverage of art movements, periods in art history, and art in geographical areas.  Articles on special subjects “The Picturesque,” “Perspective,” “Dealing and the Dealers” are particularly good.  Includes hundreds of artist biographies, with bibliographies.  

   

58   Grove art online. Oxford University Press, 1999-

Provides online web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (see entry 43) with annual additions of new material and updates to the text, plus over 40,000 image links to important art images in galleries and museums around the world from the web as well as the Bridgeman Art Library.  Also provides access to all of the articles from The Oxford Companion to Western Art.  Access via the Art History/Classics Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.

 

59   The Grove encyclopedia of classical art and architecture edited by Gordon Campbell. 2 vol. New York: Oxford University Press, c2007. N5610.G76 2007 Doe Reference

Encompassing over 4,000 years and with over 1,000 entries, spans every art form, medium and civilization, from Cycladic, Minoan, Helladic, and Etruscan art to the fall of the Roman Empire. Features in-depth articles, including biographies and thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture. Art historical and cultural information about art forms, artists, rulers, philosophers, architecture, renowned works of art, archaeological sites and stylistic developments. May also be accessed online, UCB only, at http://www.oxford-classicalart.com/.

 

60   The Grove encyclopedia of materials and techniques in art edited by Gerald W. R. Ward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. N8510.G76 2008 AH/C Reference

Provides comprehensive coverage of historical and current uses of materials and techniques, from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art. A-Z coverage of virtually every material used in art as well as information on techniques used to create and preserve art.

 

61   Historical dictionary of Baroque art and architecture by Lilian H. Zirpolo. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2010. N6415.B3 Z57 2010 AH/C Reference

Entries on significant European painters, sculptors, architects, patrons, themes, techniques, technical terms and major works of art. Data includes dates of birth and death, birthplace, and short biography.  A chronology and subject- and geography-specific bibliography are provided.

 

62   Historical dictionary of Renaissance art by Lilian H. Zirpolo. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2008. N6370.Z57 2008 AH/C Reference

Entries on significant European painters, sculptors, architects, patrons, themes, techniques, technical terms and major works of art. Data includes dates of birth and death, birthplace, and short biography.  A chronology and subject- and geography-specific bibliography are provided.

 

63   McGraw-Hill dictionary of art.  5 vol.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969. N33.M23 AH/C Reference

Contains signed articles on the art of all periods and places.  Full biographical entries on French and Italian artists.  Illustrated with brief bibliographical data.   

 

64   Oxford art online

Gateway to art research and access point for Oxford art reference resources, including Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

 

65   Oxford companion to western art (online) edited by Hugh Brigstocke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Searchable online version provides in-depth coverage of Western art with entries on artists and their works, styles and movements, art forms and art terms, combined with more modern methodologies, focused on patronage, taste, theory, and criticism, and the scientific examination of materials and

techniques. Includes information on over 1700 artists from classical times to the 20th century.  Includes bibliographical references and index.  Access via the Art History/Classics Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.

 

66   The Oxford dictionary of American art and artists edited by Ann Lee Morgan. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. N6505.M59 2007 AH/C Reference

Concise biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism, with 945 alphabetically arranged entries. Each biographical entry provides dates of birth and death, birthplace, professional training, places of residence, etc. Covers painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, those working in new and mixed-media; collectors, critics, curators, art dealers, art historians; institutions, organizations, schools; techniques, styles, and movements.

 

67   The Oxford dictionary of art edited by Ian Chilvers. 3rd ed. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. N33.O93 2004 AH/C Reference

Includes chief terms and brief biographies.  

    

68   Symbols and allegories in art by Matilde Battistini, translated by Stephen Sartarelli.  Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.  N7740.B2913.2005 AH/C Reference

        Divided thematically into four sections featuring symbols related to time, man, space (earth and sky), and allegories or moral lessons.  Margins contain a summary of the essential characteristics of the symbol in question, the derivation of its name, and the religious tradition from which it springs.

 

69   The Thames & Hudson dictionary of art terms by Edward Lucie-Smith.  2nd ed. New York: Thames

& Hudson, 2004. N33.L75.2004 AH/C Reference

Covers painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, the decorative and applied and graphic arts from all periods throughout the world up to the present day.  Includes a table of the dynasties of Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, China, India and Japan.

 

Book Catalogs

 

70   Bibliothèque Nationale.  Catalogue général des livres imprimés: auteurs.  Z927.P222.1972 Gardner Stacks, Level D 

An alphabetical author catalog including only entries under names of authors, with cross-references.  Occasionally includes notes of contents.  An important reference feature, in the case of authors whose works are voluminous is the detailed alphabetical title index under the author’s name, which indicates in what volumes or editions a given work may be found, and also indicates alternative and changed titles.  In addition to its comprehensive coverage of French publications, the catalog is particularly strong in other Romance-language and classical materials.  The BN’s online catalog has French and English versions: http://www.bnf.fr/en/tools/lsp.site_map.html

 

71   British Library.  The British Library general catalogue of printed books to 1975. Z921.B8542.1975 Gardner Stacks, Level D 

Catalogue for England’s depository library. The British Library was founded in 1973 by combining several institutions with the British Museum Library, which had a collection dating from the 18th century.   Alphabetically arranged author catalog with a comprehensive system of cross-references.   Access the BL’s online catalog at: http://blpc.bl.uk/

 

72   The European Library. 

Catalog listings and digitized items from the national libraries of Europe.

Access the European Library at: http://search.theeuropeanlibrary.org/

 

73   Melvyl®.  The Online Catalog of the University of California Libraries.  Includes records for all UC campuses.  Access via Library Homepage under the category Library Catalogs.

 

74   National Union Catalog.  Z733.U57.C227 Doe Library, Gardner Stacks, Level D

A cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries during the period of its coverage.  It constitutes a reference and research tool for a large part of the world’s production of significant books.  Supersedes the basic LC Catalog of Books.  Most, if not all, records appear in LC’s online catalog: http://catalog.loc.gov/

 

75   OskiCat.  The online catalog for UCB only. Provides access to the holdings of most campus libraries excluding Law and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Use OskiCat to locate and request books and journals, view course reserve lists and renew books.  Access via Library Homepage under Library Catalogs.

 

76   WorldCat. The most comprehensive catalog available. Over 95 million records from the OCLC® Online Union Catalog for books, internet resources and websites, periodicals, films and slides, maps,

        manuscripts, musical scores, etc., in a variety of languages.  Coverage:  Before 1000 B.C. to present, updated daily.  Includes records for books that have not been published yet.  Note that Worldcat does not include artist archives that can be found in the RLG Union Catalog.  Access via the Library Homepage under Library Catalogs/Other LibraryCatalogs.

 

To locate library catalogs for major museums or other institutions worldwide go directly to that institution’s webpage.

 

Dissertations

 

For an exhaustive overview on finding Dissertations, see the research guide:  Finding Dissertations in Art History: a Guide on the AH/C webpage under Art History Resources/Research Guides. 

 

Note that the indexes ARTbibliographies Modern (see entry 76) and Bibliography of the History of Art (see entry 79) also include dissertations in their coverage.

 

77   Current Research@ UC Berkeley.  Provides full-text access to UC Berkeley dissertations filed since 1996 and citations for those filed prior to 1996. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Types/Dissertation and Theses Databases.

 

78   Digital Dissertations and Theses.  Provides access to the entire Dissertations Abstracts International database via the web. It includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester; those published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts, written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts.  The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. See the database Current Research@UC Berkeley (see entry 73) for free access to the full text of nearly all U.C. Berkeley dissertations filed 1996 onward.  Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

Art Periodical Indexes

 

79   Art Index Retrospective and Art Full Text.  New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1929-present.

 

Art Index Retrospective is a bibliographic database that cumulates citations to the printed volumes of Art Index (Volumes 1-32) published between 1929-1984.   It indexes journals published in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, computer applications and graphics, crafts, film, folk art, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, painting, photography, sculpture.  Citations do not include abstracts or text. Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

Art Full Text provides full text (with images) for approximately 20% of the journals from 1997 to present.  There are approximately 325 journal titles currently indexed covering the fields mentioned above. Emerging areas of art research have also been expanded, including non-western art, contemporary art, feminist art criticism, crafts, costume, and textiles. The citations found in this index also include abstracts (50 to 300 words describing the content and scope of the article) from 1984 to the present. Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

80   ARTbibliographies Modern. Bethesda, MD: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, c1999-

ABM is an excellent resource on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, and including photography since its invention. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends. Coverage is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.  The database includes abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, exhibition reviews as well as web sites.   Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

81   Arts & Humanities Citation Index.   Philadelphia, Pa.: Institute for Scientific Information. 1975-

A multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals. Coverage includes 1975 to present. Contains unique implicit citations that refer you to actual representations of a book, a work of art, a music score, or anything else.  Since January 2000 the index contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts (as available) for the new articles entered into the index. Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

82   Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.  Bethesda, Md.: CSA Illumina [distributor]

Created by the Getty, this index covers architecture, landscape architecture and city planning related topics such as furniture and decoration, vernacular architecture, etc. Coverage spans the years 1930s to the present, with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s.  Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

83   BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art.  Santa Monica: J. Paul Getty Trust.

The name BHA has been used informally to refer to a group of databases: RAA, RILA, BHA, and IBA. The data available on the Getty Web site as of April 1, 2010, comprises two databases: BHA and IBA. BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art/Bibliographie d'histoire de l'art) covers the years 1990-2007; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in French or English and all subject terms in French and English. IBA (International Bibliography of the History of Art) covers 2008 and part of 2009; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in English and all subject terms in French and English. A third database will be added to the Getty Web site during the coming months: RILA (Répertoire de la litterature de l'art), which covers 1975–1989. At present, the Getty has no plans to add RAA (Répertoire d'art et d'archéologie), which covers 1973–1989.  Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

84   Dyabola.  Munchen: Biering & Brinkmann.

This database provides searchable databases of classical art works and the literature of ancient archaeology. The German Archaeological Institute in Rome (DAI) Subject Catalog describes one of the world's largest and oldest (founded 1829) collections of research material on Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Archaeology; Byzantine Art; Epigraphy; Numismatics; and Ancient History. It is especially valuable because, in addition to listing its book holdings, it indexes articles in the journals it receives. It is searchable by controlled terms for author, title, journal title, etc. and by keywords in titles and other access points, as well as through use of an elaborate subject tree of controlled terms.  Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

85   Francis. Mountain View, Ca.: Research Libraries Group.

Contains records from more than 3,000 journals, books, dissertations, conference papers and other American and European sources covering the humanities, social sciences, and economics. FRANCIS is produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST). Most citations, abstracts, and subject headings are in French, with about 33% in English. International in scope, it is strong in religion, the history of art, and literature--with particular emphasis on current trends in European and world literature. Coverage includes 1984 to the present. Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

86   Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals.   Madison, Conn.: Sound View Press, 1999.

This periodical database indexes 42 art journals published in the U.S. during the 19th century, providing nearly complete coverage of journals from this period. The Index describes the entire journal contents - articles, art notes, illustrations, stories, poems, and advertisements - and offers information on popular culture and industry, artists and illustrators, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, architecture and design, exhibitions and sales, decorations, and collecting.  Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

87   JSTOR.  New York, NY: JSTOR.

        JSTOR is a full text archive of interdisciplinary scholarly journal literature. It contains journals for numerous disciplines including art history (approximately 60 titles) and Asian studies. Coverage is mostly historical, not current.   Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.  Access via the Art History/Classics Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

88   Project Muse.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University.

        Covers 1993 to present.  Full text for 250 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others. Access via the Art History/Classics Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

General Periodical Indexes

 

89   Academic Search Complete. Comprehensive, scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc..  Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

90   ArticleFirst.  Covers 1990 to present with some full text.  Over 11,000 popular magazines and scholarly journals in the areas of social sciences, humanities, engineering, technology, popular culture, and general interest.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

91   LexisNexus Academic.  Dates vary; full text.  Included are over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. There is wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources, as well as news services like the Associated Press, Agence France Press, El Pais and Xinhua (New China) News Agency. Access via the Library Homepage under  Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

92  PapersFirst. 1993 to present.  Indexes papers presented at conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, workshops, and congresses worldwide in a variety of disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and life sciences, biological and medical sciences, engineering, technology, history, general interest, and reference topics. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

93   Periodicals Archive Online.  Covers 1770-1995.  An online periodical archive that provides access to some 450 digitized journals in the humanities and social sciences. A sister database, Periodicals Index Online, provides additional indexing for articles in over 4,500 periodicals. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

94   Periodicals Index Online.  Covers 1665-1995.  Indexes millions of articles published in over 4,500 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. A sister database, Periodicals Archive Online (see entry 89) provides a full-text archive of some 350 journals. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

95   Readers’ Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982.  New York: H.W. Wilson Company.

       This online database is a partial version of the print index (see entry 92) and covers more than 500 leading American magazines and journals.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

96  Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, 1900-present. (Print resource) New York: H.W. Wilson Company.  AJ3.R4 Doe Reference, Periodical Indexes

Subjects covered include Aeronautics, African-Americans, Aging, Archeology, Astronomy, Automobiles, Biographies, Business, Children, Education, Environment, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Food, Foreign Affairs, Gardening, Health, History, Hobbies, Home, Journalism, Leisure Activities, Literature, Medicine, Music, News, Nutrition, Photography, Politics, Popular Culture, Radio, Religion, Science, Sports, Technology, Television, Travel. 

 

97  Research Library (Proquest).  Indexes more than 2,500 magazine and journals on art, business, humanities, health, social sciences, and sciences.  1971 - present.  Some full text.   Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

98   Web of Science.  1900 to present. Indexes over 8,000 of the leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, providing searching of footnoted citations. Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

Other Discipline-Specific Indexes of Interest to Art Historians

 

99   America: History and Life. Covers 1964 to present. Indexes over 2,000 journals published worldwide on the history of the US and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes all key English-language historical journals; selected historical journals from major countries, state, and local history journals; and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

100   Anthropology Plus.  Covers late 19th century to the present with some full text.  Indexes journal articles, essays, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology as well as ethnology, archaeology, folklore, and material culture. This database combines the resources of Anthropological Index and Anthropological Literature. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

101   Applied Science and Technology Full Text. Covers 1983 to present. Indexes over 400 English language journals, magazines, and trade publications covering research in aeronautics, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, fire and fire prevention, mathematics, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, robotics, space science, and textiles. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

102   Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS).  Contains more than 410,000 records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971-present.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

103   Bibliography of Native North Americans. Covers 1500-present. Indexes books, journal articles, essays, conference papers, and U.S. government documents covering 17 broad regions comprising 290 ethnic groups of native North America. Contains and updates citations from the print counterpart, Ethnographic Bibliography of North America, 1941-1990.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

104 Early English Books Online (EEBO). Indexes over 125,000 volumes of early works printed in England or in English. These works constitute a significant portion of items included in the English Short Title Catalogue. It contains most of the works indexed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection. Full Text. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Book and Text Collections (electronic).

 

105 Guide to Indian periodical literature (Print resource).  Gurgaon, Indian Documentation Service, 1964-present.  Covers over 400 Indian journals.  Arranged alphabetically by author and subject.      

S/SE Asia Library AJ3.G9 Reference (120 Doe)

 

106 History of Science, Technology and Medicine.  1976 to present. Indexes books, journals, proceedings, and dissertations worldwide about research in the history of science, medicine, technology, and related fields. Subjects covered include agriculture, biology, construction, chemistry, energy, engineering, geology, linguistics, mathematics, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, social sciences, town planning, transport engineering, and zoology.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.  

107 International Medieval Bibliography (IMB).  Indexes over 4500 periodicals and 5000 conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften, edited volumes, conference proceedings, and exhibition catalogues covering all aspects of the Middle Ages (400-1500 A.D.) in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. 1967 - present.   Access via the AH/C Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

108 Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance.  This bibliography covers all literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).  Citations for journal articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies are included.  Also included are citations for monographs, and material published in monographs and collections of essays.  Indexes over 1,114 journals. Access via the AH/C Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

109 MLA International Bibliography.  Published by the Modern Language Association, MLA

includes international coverage of materials in the areas of literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore. The database contains over 1 million citations from over 4,000 journals, series, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Coverage includes 1963

        to present.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

110 PsycINFO.  Covers 1840 to present.   Full text.  Indexes over 1300 journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and enriched with literature from psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

111 Sociological Abstracts.  Covers 1952 to present.  Indexes over 1,900 journals, books, dissertations, and reviews in the social sciences on sociological topics as well as selected anthropology, criminology, demography, law, social psychology, and urban development.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

Periodical Indexes Covering the 19th Century

 

112 American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1900.  Contains digitized images of more than 1,100 periodicals. Includes special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically significant magazines.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.  

113 C19: The Nineteenth Century Index. Ann Arbor, Mich.: ProQuest information and Learning Co. c2005-.
Comprehensive source for nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives. The C19 Index incorporates indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.5 million books and official publications, 71,000 archival collections and 16.3 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers.
Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.  

114 Early Periodical Indexes: Bibliographies and Indexes of Literature Published in Periodicals before 1900 by Robert Balay.  Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2000.  PN4801.A12.B35 2000 Main Stacks, AH/C Reference (Print resource)

 

115 HarpWeek.  Covers 1857-1912.  Full text.  Harper’s Weekly was America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper.  Includes full-image reproductions of Harper's Weekly from its beginning in 1857 to 1912.  Provides access to information about 19th and early 20th century advertising, illustrations, culture, history, literature, and notable figures.  Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by type/Archival Collections and Primary Source Databases

 

116 Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals.  (see entry 82 for description)

 

117 Nineteenth Century Masterfile.  Covers 1802-1906.  Important subject index to almost 500 American and English periodicals and newspapers. Enhances Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

118 Nineteenth Century Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, l890-1899, with supplementary indexing, 1900-1922. (Print resource) 2 vol. NY: H.W. Wilson, 1944. AJ3.R39 Doe Reference, Periodical Indexes.  Author, subject and illustrator index to 51 periodicals. 

 

119 Victorian Database Online.  Indexes over 500 journals, books, and dissertations concerning Victorian Britain (defined as 1830-1914), in every field of nineteenth-century British studies including: painting, architecture, and music; philosophy and religion; histories of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and the British Empire; military and naval history; politics, commerce, and economics; sociology, women's studies, law, and education; science, technology, and medicine; and literature, drama, poetry, prose, and fiction. This is an online version of the Cumulative Bibliography of Victorian Studies.   Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases

 

Newspaper Article Databases

 

Newspaper articles can sometimes provide the only existing documentation for a relatively unknown artist, or emerging artist.  Art exhibition reviews can be found in newspapers such as the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, along with numerous other papers found in the following databases. Newspapers are also the source for obituaries.  For additional newspaper sources search the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources by Type/News Databases

 

120 Factiva.   New York: Dow Jones & Reuters. (Date varies)  Full text database providing business news and information from more than 9,000 sources in 22 languages, including influential local, national and international newspapers, leading business magazines, trade publications, and news wires.  Includes New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle.   Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/News Databases.

 

121 Lexis-Nexus Academic.  Full text.  Included are over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. Access via the Library Homepage under  Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/News Databases.

 

122 ProQuest Newspapers.  Indexes the New York Times (1999-present), Los Angeles Times (1985-present), Wall Street Journal (1982-present).  Includes some full text. Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/News Databases.

Historical Newspapers

 

123 Historical Newspapers Online. Covers 1790–1980. Indexes newspapers covering all aspects of British life and world affairs from 1790-1980.  Contains four major historical resources: Palmer's Index to the Times which covers The Times (London, 1790-1905); The Official Index to the Times (1906-1980); The Historical Index to the New York Times (1863- 1922); and Palmer's Full Text Online (1785-1870). Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/News Databases.

124 Historical Newspapers (Proquest).  Full text access and article images for the New York Times (1851-2001), Los Angeles Times (1881-1984), and Wall Street Journal (1889-1986). Access via the Library Homepage under Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/News Databases.

 

125 Victorian Database Online. Indexes over 500 journals, books, and dissertations concerning Victorian Britain (defined as 1830-1914), in every field of nineteenth-century British studies including: painting, architecture, and music; philosophy and religion; histories of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and the British Empire; military and naval history; politics, commerce, and economics; sociology, women's studies, law, and education; science, technology, and medicine; and literature, drama, poetry, prose, and fiction. This is an online version of the Cumulative Bibliography of Victorian Studies. Find Information/Electronic Resources/by Type/Article Databases.

 

Auction Records & Provenance  

126 The AAM guide to provenance research by Nancy H. Yeide.  Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums, c2001. N3999.Y45 2001 AH/C Reference
Guide for tracing the ownership history of works of art. Focused on cultural property looted by the Nazis and others during WWII, it is divided into three parts: Basic Provenance Research and Principles; Holocaust-Era Provenance Research; and Appendixes, which include bibliographies of collections, dealer archives, and “red flag names” compiled by the Office of Strategic Services. Includes index and bibliographical references.

127 Catalogues of Sales: 1734-1945.  Sotheby & Co. 1734-1945. ca. 10,000 catalogs on microfilm. Part I (Reels 1-71; 1734-1850); Part II (Reels 1-148; 1851-1900); Part III (Reels 1-155; 1901-1945). NEWS MICROFILM 16663.Z  (40 Doe Library)
Covering catalogues from the British Museum collection, each catalogue is preceded by a contents card detailing the names of the owners, date of sale, number of pages, lots, illustrations, location of the copy filmed, and the contents of the sale. To facilitate use, the entries in the guides for each part are arranged in the same chronological order as the catalogues in the microfilm collection. Contents are categorized under the following headings: Autographed Letters, Art (Objects), Art (Pictorial), Books, Coins and Medals, Mss. (Western), Mss. (Oriental), and Other.
 

128 Getty Provenance Index. Database that accumulates and disseminates information related to the history of collecting and the provenance of individual works of art (primarily European paintings) gathered from sales catalogues, archival records, and museum files.  Includes the ICONCLASS subject outline.  Available via the Art History/Classics Library homepage under Art History Resources/Art Indexes.

 

129 Hislop's Art Sales Index (CD version)  Surrey, England: Art Sales Index Ltd.
 Contains 2.6 million art auction results worldwide for over 214,000 artists, from 1979 through June 2005. May be searched by artist name or nationality, picture title or description, medium, dimensions, date painted, auctioneer, date of sale, catalogue title, medium, hammer price in pounds or dollars, country and city.  Provides contact details of the auction houses including email and web address.   Available only in the Art History/Classics Library, on the CD-ROM Workstation

Request at AH/C Circulation Desk

130 Lugt's Répertoire Online. Leiden; New York: IDC Publishers.

Online edition of Lugt's Répertoire des Catalogues de Ventes Publiques, fN8650.L8, v.1-4, Art/Classics. Lists nearly 60,000 art sales catalogues dated 1600-1900 from libraries in Europe and the U.S.A. The catalogues provide information on the provenance of art objects, the history of collecting, and historical market trends. Numerous catalogues have been added to the original work and corrections made. Searchable by Lugt number, date, place, provenance, auction house and existing copies. In addition, the Libraries database allows the searching of libraries holding art sales catalogues. Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Auction-Related Information.

 

131 SCIPIO: Art and Rare Books Sales Catalogs.  Mountain View, Ca.: Research Libraries Group, 1977-.

This art and rare book catalog, SCIPIO (Sales Catalog Index Project Input Online) was formed to help researchers identify annually published auction catalogs; in its enriched form it now is a particularly valuable resource for those seeking information on the provenance of art objects and rare books, connoisseurship, the history of collecting and collectors, historical and contemporary market trends, and the relationship between art and economics. Art and rare book auction sales catalogs dating from 1599 to currently scheduled auctions can be searched. Important private sales as well as sale catalogs from all major European and North American auction houses are covered in subject areas of world art from all time periods, books and manuscripts, painting, sculpture, drawing, prints and photographs, furniture, decorative and applied arts, musical instruments, and objets d'art. Access via the AH/C Library Web site under Art History Resources/Auction-Related Information.

 

Image Sources

 

For additional online Image Databases refer to the AH/C Library webpage: Art History Resources/Image Databases

 

132 AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive. State College, Pa.: Accuweather/AP.

        This archive is a primary source database from the Associated Press that contains approximately 700,000 photos, most of which are contemporary, since late 1995. The Archive features two databases: International Photo Archive; Euro/Asian Photo Archive. Also includes a selection of pictures from a 50 million image print and negative library dating from 1884-present. Access via the AH/C Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Image Databases.

 

133 ARTstor. NY: ARTstor.

        ARTstor is a comprehensive image database containing over one million images documenting artistic traditions across many times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture. Access via the Art History/Classics Library Web site under Art History Resources/Image Databases.

 

134 Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance.  München: Biering & Brinkmann, 1999.

        The Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance is an image database of ancient works of art known during the Renaissance, along with information about them: authorship; conventional title; provenance; current and former locations; Renaissance texts discussing them; and some modern scholarship. It includes 10,000 ancient monuments, 20,000 references to Renaissance texts, and 30,000 photographs. Access via the Art History/Classics Library Web site under Art History Resources/Image Databases.

 

135 History of Art Visual Resource Collection, University of California, Berkeley

        HAVRC is the visual online public access catalog to the 35mm slide and photographic print collection of the History of Art Visual Resources Collection at the University of California, Berkeley. The analog collection numbers nearly 400,000 slides and 230,000 photographs. Digital images number approximately 30,000. Access via the Art History/Classics Library Web site under Art History Resources/Image Databases.

 

136 Index of Christian Art Database. Princeton, N.J.: Dept. of Art and Archaeology.

        A thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects to 1400, via Princeton University. Coverage: 1991-present.  Note that the online version does not contain all of the images available in the original card files that are only available for consultation at The Getty and Princeton University.  Images not available are labeled restricted in the record.  Images that are available are referred to as public image.  Simply click to access the image.  Access via the AH/C Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Image Databases. 

 

137 Museums in the Online Archive of California (MOAC)

        The MOAC collection contains a selection of images from 7 California museums and libraries including the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Japanese American National Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, UC Berkeley Bancroft Library, UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. Covers all time periods. Access via the AH/C Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Image Databases. 

138 Picture researcher's handbook: an international guide to picture sources and how to use them  compiled by Hilary and Mary Evans.  8th ed. Leatherhead, Surrey: Pira International Ltd., 2006. N4000.E8 2006 AH/C Reference
Contains approximately 2000 entries, from 86 countries. Entries include description of resource, size of collection plus address, phone number, e-mail address, and web address. Indexed by subject, source name and persons.

139 Slide and Photograph Image Retrieval Online (SPIRO)
SPIRO is the visual online catalog to the 35mm slide collection of the Architectural Visual Resources Library at the
University of California, Berkeley. Contains images of photographs and drawings from approximately 2,000 books, 200 periodicals, as well as postcards, posters, and calendars. Access via the Art History/Classics Library Web site under Art History Resources/Image Databases.

140 UC Image Service Collections.  UCB hosts several image collections:  David Rumsey Historical Map Collection; Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, Farber Gravestone Collection, Hoover Institution Poster Collection, Japanese Historical Maps, Tebtunis Papyri. This collection can be viewed via the Insight Browser or with Luna Insight java client which provides greater functionality but must be downloaded.   Access via the AH/C Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Image Database.

For additional image databases, see the AH/C Library Homepage under Art History Resources/Image Databases.

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