Art Abstracts indexes an international array of scholarly publications, including art dissertations and art reproductions. It covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture. Subjects include: art history and criticism, archaeology, museum studies, industrial design, interior design, painting, pottery, decorative arts, television and video, advertising art, and textiles.
Among its more than 3,600 terms covering all aspects of art, ArtLex provides basic definitions of art terms, numerous illustrations, quotations, and pronunciation notes, and links to other Web resources. The site defines more than 1,700,000 words found in more than 200 dictionaries and glossaries.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index, available via Web of Science, provides access to bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading arts and humanities journals.It covers a broad array of topics in the humanities from 1975 to the present.
BHA provides a comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of Western art from late antiquity to the present and indexes more than 1,200 journals. Broad in scope, it encompasses fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, and architecture) as well as decorative and applied arts (crafts, graphic arts, folk, and pop art).
Successor to RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art), this rich resource covers the current literature of European art from late Antiquity to the present, and American art from the European discoveries to the present.
A new addition to our Oxford Digital Reference Shelf collection. This reference tool encompasses over four thousand years of artistry and innovation and spans every art form, medium, and civilization from Cycladic,
Minoan, Helladic, and Etruscan art to the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Hekman Digital Archive (HDA) provides a home to digital files that
can be used in the classroom or for personal study on the web. It
currently accommodates 8 unique collections, and includes over 5000
digital images available in a variety of formats.
A major UK web portal for the finest Arts and Humanities web resources for education and research. More than 18,000 sites have been selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists and made available through an intuitive search interface.
JSTOR is a database consisting of full-text articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals from nearly every discipline taught at Calvin. Coverage for each journal begins with the first volume, with coverage ending for most titles three and five years ago. A growing number of journals now have coverage up to the present!
Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, this is an indispensable
biographical and critical guide to American art and artists from colonial times to
contemporary postmodernism. The dictionary also provides entries on people connected with the American art scene and notable American institutions.
Oxford Reference Online is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource. The Hekman Library has purchased the following books as part of ORO:
This guide will help you improve your your writing about art by giving
you ideas about works of art and approaches to art. It also provides
general principles of good writing and short models of good writing.