Art Resources Subject Guide LRC@TCC
Arts Center Library
resources for articles, images, and resources for the visual arts.
Call number areas to browse:
N (Visual Arts), NA (Architecture), NB (Sculpture), NC (Graphic Arts),
NK (Decorative Arts), NX (Arts in General)
Keywords to search: art, sculpture, glass, etc., names
of artists, types of art such as Baroque or Celtic, names of countries
Subjects to search (Library of Congress): Art, Italy or Art,
France, etc. Names of places or groups of people and "in art" ex:
Children in art
Books in our catalog:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (r): Arts
and Humanities Through the Eras
Dictionary of Art (REF N31.D5 1996)
Encyclopedia of World Art (REF N31.E4833)
Reference Online: Art & Architecture:
Books Online (over 500 books on graphics)
Library Resources (r):
of Art Museum Images Online
Grove Art Online is now Oxford Art Online
Full Text Select
Artcyclopedia a comprehensive
index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image
archives, and other online resources.
Art Babble was
conceived, initiated, designed, built, sculpted, programmed, shot,
edited, painted and launched by a cross-departmental collection of
individuals at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). It is intended
to showcase video art content in high quality format from a variety
of sources and perspectives.
a concise reference guide to the major art movements and periods,
helping you to learn more about the development and history of art.
Movements of the 20th Century: Brief
overview and study guide of 20th century art movements.
Art source: Web
portal that includes subject areas in various art topics, including
museum information, image collections, electronic exhibits, art events
and art organizations.
Vocabularies: Art and Architecture Thesaurus and Union List of
Artists Name Produced by the Getty Museum, contains 131 thousand
art terms, and 120 thousand bibliographic records of artists.
of Art: Art reference service sponsored by the Smithsonian
Jacques Berger Foundation: Interactive
art web site with digital reproductions covering broad span of various
art epochs, though concentrating in ancient and renaissance art
Index to the Internet: Arts & Humanities Portal
with all sites examined and established by a librarians to be integrity
Art by Region, African American Art, Cartoonists, and genres of
art such as Photography and Pottery.
Library Congress American Memory
Digital Collection: Excellent resource of digitized material
particularly photographs, all of which seeks to serve to document
the various American epochs and movements.
Images to the Art Museum Image Gallery: Compilation of various
American art museums that offer searchable databases in the art
in the United States and Europe: Large compilation of links
to museums in United States, Canada as
well as Europe.
National Foundation for the Arts: Primary
grant and fellowship foundation for work and study in various forms
and mediums of fine arts.
New York Public Library Digital
Collection: Close to half a million of documentary photographs
as well as scanned book material.
Smithsonian Art Inventory
Catalog: Includes an inventory of American painting before
1914, as well as an inventory of American sculpture. The catalog
includes bibliographic information on over 335 thousand artworks,
including where one can find particular work. The catalog does
not include pictures or the work.
Timeline of World Art: Published
by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this resource allows one to search
epoch and schools or art as well as view art produced in that era.
Web Gallery of Art: Virtual database
with over 15 thousand digital images concentrating in renaissance
World Wide Art Resources: The largest site
for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist
and gallery portfolios.