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Library: Art Resources

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources

Finding Art Resources

The resources on this page including WSA databases and art websites that can be used for research in art and art history. See:

Artstor Across Disciplines
Britannica ImageQuest
Europeana Collections
Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Art Websites

And...a video tutorial on citing everything you find in NoodleTools:

Citing Works of Art, Photographs, and Images in NoodleTools

See other pages in this section to learn about:

Articles from Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers
Museum Resources
Other Online Resources for Art
Book Arts

For information on copyright, see:

Copyright and Image Use in the Artstor Digital Library

Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica ImageQuest video tutorial

Britannica ImageQuest video

General Art Websites

Below are a few resources that may help with introductory information:

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Searching for Information

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Searching


Personal Collections in Artstor

Personal collections are available to all registered users. Personal Collections are a private storage spot for registered users to upload and manage content that can mingle with Artstor content. Uploaded image files can be cataloged, added to groups to be share with others, exported, and cited. 

Supported file types:  .png (with alpha transparency), .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .jp2 / jpeg 2000, .cr2, .gif, .psd, .ai, .bmp, .eps, .nef, .svg, multi-page tiffs

File size upload recommendations:  keep uploads under 20GB

Storage limits:  personal collection storage is limited to 1 GB per user and 100 GB per institution

Artstor Across Disciplines

Guides to Artstor content related to specific disciplines in the visual and performing arts:

Europeana | Europe's Digital Collections

Quick Links

Citing Works of Art, Photographs, and Images in NoodleTools

Watch this tutorial to learn how to use NoodleTools to cite images in art:  photographs or illustrations, "born digital" images like logos or graphics, or works of visual art. 

Tutorial created by Susan Timmons, Upper School Librarian, The Harpeth Hall School, Ann Scott Carell Library, Nashville, Tennessee, September 5, 2018, using Screencast-O-Matic.  


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