Online Library Resources
Biographies, archives, images and more

Located in the Bloch Building, the Spencer Art Reference Library has four public access computer terminals where library researchers can search the library’s collections in the catalog. In addition to searching the library’s physical holdings the library catalog also provides seamless access to online resources.

LibraryOneSearch – Discover books, digital collections and articles from the library’s physical and online holdings

Basic Catalog – Search the library’s physical collections of books, journal holdings and auctions catalogs

These specialized online subscription databases are available in the library reading room:

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Oxford Art Online – Grove Art Online
Oxford Art Online – Benezit Dictionary of Artists
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: The Metropolitan Museum of Art* freely available resource

Articles: Indexes and Full-Text
Art Bibliographies Modern
ArticleFirst
Art and Architecture Source
Art Index Retrospective
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) * freely available resource
Clase and Periódica: Index of Latin American Journals
International Bibliography of Art
Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
Dyabola: Classical Studies databases
Firstsearch (OCLC Worldcat, ArticleFirst, and other sources)
JSTOR: Archive of full-text scholarly articles
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Images
ARTstor
CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Collection Search* freely available resource

Newspapers
New York Times Online (1851-2009): Proquest Historical Newspapers
The Times of London Digital Archive (1785-current minus five years)

Art Sales
ARTNET
Art Price
AskArt
Invaluable
Lugt’s Répertoire des Catalogue de Ventes
Prices4Antiques

Specialized Resources
Ancestry
Archives Grid* freely available resource * freely available resource
AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature
CAMEO: Conservation and Art Materials Encyclopedia Online
Chicago Manual of Style

Library staff can provide reference assistance to individuals and class groups in using the online catalog and the online resources.

For more information about online resources please contact the Reference Desk: 816-751-1216