Welcome to the Art & Art History Subject Guide.
Audience: CUW undergraduate & graduate students in Art & Art History courses.
Help Available: If you need help finding resources, please contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)
How to Use: Click a tab to learn more about a topic.
What can I find in sources?
Art Specific – Try These First
ProQuest Arts Search
Search across all ProQuest art databases at the same time.
Humanities International Complete (Ebsco)
Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. HIC includes data from American Humanities Index and Humanities International Index plus almost half a million full-text articles.
Gale OneFile: Fine Arts (Gale)
Provides access to more than 10 million articles in drama, music, art history, and film making. More than 250 journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.
Image Collection (Ebsco)
Consists of more than 1 million total of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.
Gale Academic OneFile (Gale)
Academic OneFile provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
1,000+ full-text scholarly journals in such subject areas as History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and many others.
You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).
For General Instructions: Finding Journal Articles
You can search for books and ebooks in Primo.
General Directions: FINDING BOOKS Guide
Library of Congress Call Numbers
N Visual Arts
NC Drawing & Design
NK Decorative Arts
Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library. Need Help? Finding Encyclopedia’s Help Guide
The Oxford Companion to Western Art
|REF N33 .O923 2001|
|Encyclopedia of Artists||REF N31 .E53 2000|
A Biographical Dictionary of Artists
|REF N40 .B53 1995|
|Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art||REF N8510 .G76 2008|
|Encyclopedia of Creativity||Ebook|
Getty Research Portal (Art history texts)
IRIS Consortium (Italian Art History)
The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Khan Academy’s Smarthistory (Introduction to Art History)
Publication Formats In Art History (Rice U)
Free Art Images
Art Discovery Group Catalogue (European Art)
Google Art Project (images organized by artist or museum collection)
ArtSTOR Public Collections
Art Images for College Teaching (AICT)
Web Gallery of Art (European painting and sculpture 12th to mid-19th centuries)
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Europeana Art Database
Internet Archive (images from websites)
Andy Warhol Photography Archives (New York City arts, culture & celebrities 1976-87)