Exploratory Research


Falvey Library Catalog
Search and browse Falvey Library's collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

Journal Articles

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.

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.

Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)
Indexes art, art history, and architecture journals published between 1929 and 1984.

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.

Philosopher's Index (EBSCO)
Index to a wide range of philosophy journals.

Newspapers and Magazines

New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Complete archive from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most recent two years.

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (EBSCO)
Indexes over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983.

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (EBSCO)
Indexes more than 550 leading magazines.

American Periodicals (ProQuest)
A selection of special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically significant periodicals.


  Artstor (ITHAKA)  Tutorial  Access Instructions

  Google Art Project

  Wikimedia Commons

  Falvey Library Catalog

  National Gallery of Art Images (NGA)

  Getty Open Content Program

  Google Images

Citation Management

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide with examples. The Library's website offers a short introduction and overview to the Notes and Bibliography System commonly used in the humanities.