Falvey Library Catalog
Search and browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.WorldCat (OCLC)
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.
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.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.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 (ProQuest)
Index to a wide range of philosophy journals.
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
Getty Open Content Program
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.
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.
Schedule an Appointment with Jutta
Director of Academic Integration
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for Art History and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.
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