Features full-text articles as well as detailed indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books, podcasts and more. Also includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch. Designed for use by art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers. Supersedes Art Full Text and includes all the material available from that database.
Includes abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. Also incorporates book records, including those drawn from the collections of the Tate Library and the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo, Musée LAM. Covers performance art and installation works, photography, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artist's books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.
Users who create an account also gain access to a set of tools for sharing images, curating groups of images, downloading them directly into PowerPoint presentations, and comparing and contrasting images.
Provides access to Oxford’s art reference works, including the Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Before you dive in, think about how to approach your research.
Define your topic - Start to gather information about your topic in order to understand the full range of options you can explore. Gathering background information is helpful. Us the Getting Started page of this research guide to find helpful sources.
Know where to search - Some topics are unlikely to be covered in book form; in these cases, you would not want to spend time searching the library catalog. Instead, take a look at the Art Research page to find databases. Other very broad topics may be well-documented in many books, so a search in IUCAT may be the best approach.
Stay organized - Keep track of all your sources while you are searching. Take notes while you're reading, in order to organize your thoughts in preparation for your work. Learn about art historical writing, and understand citation styles better by looking at the Writing and Citing page.