New York: Wilson, 1930–. An author and subject index to more than 400 art periodicals, covering all periods and media, including film and photography. The work is particularly helpful for locating reproductions in periodicals, for research studies, and for news of sales and exhibitions.
Bethesda: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, 1974–. An electronic index containing citations to and descriptive abstracts of articles, books, catalogs, and essays on modern art and photography from the late nineteenth century to the present.
New York: ARTstor, 2003–. A collection of about a million high-quality images of works of art, architecture, and cultural artifacts that can be searched and used for educational purposes.
(BHA). Santa Monica: John Paul Getty Trust,
http://www.artcyclopedia.com. Provides links to art images on the Web. The site is searchable by artist, work, and museum and browsable by subject, medium, or nationality. It includes information about art movements with examples of relevant artworks and a section on women artists. The site was created and is maintained by John Maylon.
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html. Provides links to hundreds of sites related to all periods of art history, from prehistoric to twenty-first century, arranged by period and region. Many links are to museums and galleries or to artists’ pages that provide biographical information and images. The site is maintained by Christopher Whitcombe, professor of art history at Sweet Briar College.
http://www.greatbuildings.com. Offers information on about 1,000 works of architecture and hundreds of architects from all periods and regions. Searchable by building, architect, and place, the site provides biographical information about architects, basic information on works, extensive images, and links to articles published in Architecture Week. The site also provides selected 3-D images and listings of buildings by chronology, building type, and architectural style.
http://www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/mother/images.html. Lists sources of art images by geographic region.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm. A chronology of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, with links to images primarily in the museum’s collections. The site is organized both thematically and geographically and includes an alphabetical index and a search engine.
http://worldimages.sjsu.edu. A source for over 70,000 art images, searchable or browsable in over 650 “portfolios,” that may be used for educational purposes.
http://www.absolutearts.com. A commercial site particularly strong in studio arts and the business side of the art professions, offering information about works by over 24,000 artists and news for the arts community.
Ed. Sarah Pendergast et al. 5th ed. Detroit: Gale Group, 2002. Provides biographies of more than 800 twentieth-century artists from around the world, including information on their work, lists of their exhibits, and bibliographies for further research.
Ed. Jane Turner. 34 vols. New York: Grove’s Dictionaries, 1996. An exhaustive encyclopedia of world art containing scholarly articles on artists, movements, works, and subjects, with bibliographical references and an index.
Ed. Michael Kelly. 4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Includes 600 substantial articles on philosophical concepts relating to art and aesthetics, including overviews of movements, major theorists, national and regional aesthetics, and subjects such as cyberspace, law and art, cultural property, and politics and aesthetics. Each article is followed by an up-to-date bibliography.
Ed. R. Stephen Sennott. 3 vols. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. Offers over 700 illustrated articles on architects and buildings as well as styles, building types, and movements worldwide. The work includes coverage of architecture’s roles in communities and regions.
16 vols. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959–. Includes supplements. Offers thorough, scholarly articles on artists, movements, media, periods, national traditions, and so on. Each volume has text in the front and a section of plates in the back. The entire set is indexed, and supplementary volumes present newer information. Though dated, this set remains valuable for its erudite overview articles and well-indexed plates.
Ed. Hugh Brigstocke. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Provides basic information on artists, movements, forms, materials, and techniques, covering the Western world from classical times to the present.