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.

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

The below 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
Missouri Remembers: Artists in Missouri through 1951 * freely available resource

Articles: Indexes and Full-Text
Art Bibliographies Modern
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)
Firstsearch (OCLC Worldcat, ArticleFirst, and other sources)
JSTOR: Archive of full-text scholarly articles & 3 million images
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

The British Newspaper Archive *access generously funded in memory of Dr. Roger Ward
New York Times Online (1851-currrent date minus 4 years): Proquest Historical Newspapers
The Times of London Digital Archive (1785-current date minus five years) (1700s-2000s): World Collection

Art Sales
Art Price
Lugt’s Répertoire des Catalogue de Ventes *freely available resource

Specialized Resources
Ancestry * not available off-site
Archives Grid * freely available resource
AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature
Collaborative ART Archive (CARTA) *access generously funded in memory of Dr. Roger Ward
Chicago Manual of Style
Digital Scriptorium *freely available resource

Nelson-Atkins Resources
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Collection Search *freely available resource
Digitized Collections *freely available resource
Search the Museum Archives *freely available resource

For additional information about each of these resources and search tips, please access this guide.

For more information about online resources, please contact the library’s reference desk: 816-751-1216.