This guide supports the in-class demonstration of available online databases and web resources for students enrolled in ARTH 164 Survey of the Visual Arts, and ARTH 165 Introduction of the Visual Arts, who are currently researching and studying art and related subjects.
General humanities databases provide a wealth of information pertaining to art and related subjects. All links to the proprietary sources are from library's A-Z listing of Databases—Citations, Abstracts, Full Text Articles. You may need to scroll and search for the desired title within the webpage. If off-campus, the link is accessible after authentication.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
search strategy hint: click-on the "subject terms" tab to identify articles using the database's index.
search strategy tool: (1) use the Proquest Smart Search indexing tools, by using their indexing vocabularies in the "Suggested Topic Box" and "Browse Suggested Publications" (2) narrow your search by scholarly journal, magazine, trade publications, newspapers, reference reports, dissertations.
search strategy hint: (1) select "sources" to search for articles in a specific newspaper or journal. (2) narrow the results of your initial search by using the "Focus" field.
The Internet offers a plethora of information on art. The websites listed herein will guide the student, directly, to scholarly resources.
Art and Architecture Thesaurus - As part of The Getty Museum's Vocabulary Program "[the] AAT is a structured vocabulary of around 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."
Art Noir Showcase Afro-Art History 101
The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora
New York University | Africana Studies > Black Visual Arts Resources
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)
Creating Digital Resources for the Visual Arts:Standards and Good Practice
Finding Images on the Web
Searching the Internet for Images
General Art Reference:
Adam: the gateway to art, design, architecture and media information on the Internet
Art in Context
dmoz > open directory project > visual arts
Citing Print and Electronic Resources