Databases by subject: Art

Major Indexes

Art Full Text

Find articles on art, art history, advertising art, painting, graphic design, architecture, and museum studies from 1984 to the present.

ARTbibliographies Modern

Find articles, books, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews of modern and contemporary art, artists, art history.


Find images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

Bibliography of the History of Art (includes RILA & RAA)

Find citations and abstracts to scholarly articles, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition and dealer catalogs in art worldwide from 1975 to 2007.

Grove's Dictionary of Art Online

Find articles on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day.

HLAS (Handbook of Latin American Studies)

Find citations and abstracts to books, book chapters, and journal articles about all aspects of Latin American studies, many of them published in Latin America, from 1935 to present.

Oxford Art Online

Full-text of Grove Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Additional Indexes

Art and Architecture in Video

Find a variety of films in the fields of art history and theory with options to search by era and region.

Art Index Retrospective

Find articles on art, art history, advertising art, painting, graphic design, architecture,and museum studies from 1929-1984.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Find full-text English-language and foreign-language titles covering multiple disciplines printed in Great Britain from 1701 to 1800.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)

Find citations to articles and book reviews from the social sciences and humanities about Central and South America, Mexico, the U.S.-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S.

Index of Medieval Art

Explore a thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects to 1400. Formerly known as Index of Christian Art.