All these library databases are also useful for fiinding articles on art history. The Oxford Reference Online collection has several excellent reference works on art, art history and the classics. You can look up definitions, find out about historical figures and eras, and find scholarly background information on your topic.
Art and Art History Databases
You may use these library databases to retrieve images of art objects and artifacts, complete with documentation, as well as articles from scholarly journals.
Art and Art History Websites
A collection of visual resources from museums, libraries and reference sources found on the Internet. Thanks to Dr. Kresten Jespersen, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.
500 Years of Women in Art by Phillip Scott Johnson
This is just for fun, but it does nicely illustrate different periods of art.
Reference books can be useful in helping you decide on an art or artifact to study. They can also give you in-depth information on artists, periods in art history and timelines. These books are housed in the Rush Library, Lee Campus.
Vol 2. Ancient Greece and Rome, 1200 B.C.E.-476 C.E.
Vol 3. Medieval Europe, 814-1450
Vol 4. Renaissance Europe, 1300-1600
Vol 5. The age of the Baroque and nlightenment 1600-1800
The English edition is published by McGraw Hill, c. 1959-1987.
Primary focus is European art prior to WWI.