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Art and Art History Subject Guide: GETTING STARTED

Art History Reference Sources

Oxford Art Online includes access to additional Oxford art reference titles, including Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (1st edition)*, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art TermsGrove Art Online also includes links to image partners including ARTstor; Bridgeman Education; the British Museum; the Museum of Modern Art (New York); the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Art Images for College Teaching; Art Resource; Artists Rights Society; and numerous international art galleries and artists. Includes a digital image search. Click here for a Guided Tour of Oxford Art Online.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timelines of Art History is a free art history reference and research tool containing 300 chronologies, almost 1,000 essays, and more than 7,000 works of art.  An excellent resource for the study of art history.


CREDO, a research platform with authoritative electronic content spotlights various topics, including  ART HISTORY Visit each Tab to find Credo Topic Pages featuring additional content around this particular subject area. 

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