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Books

Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial 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.

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA)
Indexes print and electronic journal articles, books, essays, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues.

Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)  Tutorial
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines including art history.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Use E-ZBorrow or interlibrary loan to request delivery of books not available at Falvey. Expect to wait for about a week.

Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
Over 2.4 million dissertations and theses.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

Articles

Art Full Text (EBSCO)  Tutorial
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
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.

Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)
Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984 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.

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. Covers 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.

Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Covers almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature.

Biographies

American National Biography Online (Oxford University Press)
Biographical resource on more than 18,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press)
A reference work providing almost 60,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2009.

Dictionary of Women Artists

Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects

Encyclopedias

Images

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed images, sound and video clips.

Artstor
ARTstor is a non-profit digital image library with high quality image files.

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.

Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 15.400 reproductions. Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists are available. It can be searched by country, period, and/or profession.

Art Project (by Google)
Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

Olga's Gallery
10,000 works of art on line searchable by artist or country.

 Museums