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Art & Art History  

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Current Art Exhibitions

  • Current Art Exhibitions  Icon
    This site provides you with information about current art exhibitions that are within driving distance of the TRI-CO. Some information is updated daily and other listings of art exhibitions are updated weekly. It also has other features such as links to museums and selected new books the libraries have acquired.


  • ProQuest Research Library  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Citations & full-text articles in a variety of disciplines.
  • JSTOR  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides full-text and page images from many of the top journals in most academic disciplines.
  • LexisNexis  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Thousands of newspapers, magazines, transcripts, & legal materials.
  • WorldCat  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A catalog of the materials held by libraries worldwide.
  • Web of Science  Icon  Icon  Icon
    The Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
  • Google Scholar  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Scholarly literature from all broad areas of research.
  • Credo Reference  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Over 240 reference works in various fields.

Encyclopedias, Bibliographies, Dictionaries

  • Oxford Art Online  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Includes full-text articles on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory through the present. Contains images and provides links to related sites. Draws information from:
    Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Term
  • Oxford bibliographies online. Art history  Icon  Icon
    Provides annotated bibliographies on various topics in the History of Art. Usually updated twice a year.
  • The Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists  Icon
    Western art from 1300 to the present day. It provides information on painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, technical processes, terminology, theory, schools, movements, patrons and collecting, and much more. There are also extended conceptual entries ranging over such subjects as abstraction, allegory, genres, iconography, illusionism, minimalism, realism, and symbolism.
  • Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography  Icon
  • World Painting Index  Icon
  • Benezit Dictionary of Artists  Icon
    Benezit contains thousands of artist biographies, as well as auction records, exhibition histories, museum listings, bibliographies, images of artists signatures and monograms, and links to external websites of research value.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium  Icon  Icon
    Contains more than 5,000 searchable entries covering all aspects of Byzantine history and civilization from the 4th through the 15th centuries, with special depth in subjects such as bureaucratic titles and fiscal terms, urban life, and rural economy.

Journal Indexes

  • Art Index  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Offers abstracts of journals, museum bulletins and yearbooks in the fields of art, architecture, decorative arts and photography. Covers abstracts from 1929-present, full-text articles 1997-present.
  • International Bibliography of Art  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides coverage of scholarship on European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945; visual arts, decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology and classical studies, antiques and architectural history; scholarship from 500 core journals, plus detailed coverage of monographs, essay collections, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues. International coverage, with at least 60% of records from non-English-language publications.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art  Icon
    Offers abstracts of journal articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations and exhibition and dealers' catalogs. Includes European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Covers 1975-2007.
  • ARTbibliographies Modern  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all areas of modern and contemporary art including photography, sculpture and art history and theory. Covers late 1960's-present.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides citations to journals in the fields of architecture, city planning, interior design, historic preservation and archaeology. Covers 1930-present.
  • International Medieval Bibliography Online  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides abstracts and citations to articles on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the period 450 to 1500 for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Periodicals Index Online  Icon  Icon
    Index to journal articles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including some published as far back as 1770. Includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.
  • Index of Christian art  Icon
    Indexes works of art (paintings, manuscripts, sculpture, metalwork, etc.), and covers early Christian art through ca. 1550 AC. Includes bibliography, subject access, and images.

Image Sources

  • ARTstor  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A digital library that provides access to thousands of digital images derived from a variety of museum, library and archival collections. Images support a variety of disciplines including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design. Coverage varies.
  • TriArte: The Art & Artifacts Database of the TriColleges  Icon
    TriArte features art and artifacts from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges.
  • Index of Christian art  Icon
    About 100,000 images available. Early Christian to ca. 1550. Some duplication with images in ARTstor.
  • Tripix  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Images catalogued for B, H, and S teaching. Most, but not all, images in Tripix are also in ARTstor, so check that first.

Art & Art History Librarians

Jeremy Blatchley
Bryn Mawr College
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Camilla MacKay
Bryn Mawr College
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Julie Coy
Haverford College
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