Falvey Library Catalog
Search and browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more. WorldCat (OCLC)
Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Over 2.4 million dissertations and theses.
Art Full Text (EBSCO)
Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. ARTbibliographies Modern (ProQuest)
The database's scope extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism, in the late 19th century, up to recent works and trends in the late 20th century. It incorporates abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, and exhibition catalogs and reviews. JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals. Use the Advanced Search feature in order to limit to art and/or architecture journals. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (ProQuest)
The single most important bibliographical research tool for research in architecture, urban design, historic preservation and urban planning history. Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA)
Indexes journal articles, books, essays, conference proceedings and exhibition cataloges. Includes European art from Late Antiquity to the present, American art from the European arrival to the present, and Christian and European art in Africa, Asia and Australia. Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)
Indexes art, art history, and architecture journals published between 1929 and 1984.
Newspapers and Magazines
High quality images with detailed meta data about materials used, work types, repositories, and subjects. The Advanced Search interface has a search by creator option. Google Art Project
High quality images with reliable attributions and descriptions. Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. Falvey Library Catalog
National Gallery of Art Images (NGA)
The Library owns a large number of art books with excellent reproductions of art works. The complete oeuvre of an artist is sometimes available in a catalogue raisonne
and can be found in the Library's catalog:
Keyword search example: "catalogue* raisonne*" AND kandinsky
The physical description
field on the description tab
in the Library's catalog identifies whether a book has illustrations: ill.
stands for illustrated and col. ill.
stands for colored illustrations.
Example: ill* AND kandinsky
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts. More than 42,000 open access
digital images up to 3000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use. NGA Images is designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration.
NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more. Yale University Collections
A quarter of a million digital objects from across Yale's collections. Victoria & Albert Museum
Nearly half a million images of objects in the museum's collections. Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship. Getty Open Content Program
The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required. Google Images
A vast collection of images of varying quality. Attributions and descriptions can be incorrect.
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