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Art History: Art History Guide

Art History Research Guide

Below, you will find research databases, art and museum databases, reference sources, and web resources that may be useful in art history research. If you need help using any of these resources, check out our help page, or ask a librarian.

Search for Books

Search for books by title, author, or subject in our library catalog

Or, use WorldCat to see what books are available in any library. With Interlibrary Loan, you can order books from other libraries


Citation Resources

Citation Help Guide - Information, tips, and examples of different citations styles

Zotero - A free citation-management tool that keeps sources organized and generates in-text citations and bibliographies

Research Databases

Images and Museum Databases

Maier Museum of Art - The collections of the Maier Museum at Randolph College

Artstor - Thousands of digital images of global art, architecture, and visual culture

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Collection - Thousands of historic images of American art and photography

Louvre Collections - The Louvre’s online collections consists of entries for more than 480,000 works of art that are part of the national collections

National Museum of Women in the Arts - Images of art by female artists from the Renaissance through today

News & Web Resources

Art History News - A highly-read blog about new research and discoveries in art and art history

Smarthistory - Articles, video, and more resources on a wide-range of art history topics

Smarthistory Youtube - Videos that aim to "open museums and cultural sites up to the world"

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