Art history is a vast discipline, geographically, historically, and intellectually. These bibliographies give concise treatment of large topics such as "Contemporary Art" or "History of Photography" and expert recommendation on the best works available in Art History whether it be a chapter, a book, a journal article, a Website, blog, or data set.
Oxford Art Online is an art reference library that searches Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. This resource contains images, biographies, subject entries, and thematic timelines (antiquity to present).
Covers 2008-present (500+ journals and books, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues). Continues the Bibliography of the History of Art, below. Subjects: European art since late antiquity, American art since the colonial period, global art since 1945, fine art in all media, decorative arts/ antiques, museum studies and conservation, archaeology and material culture, folk art, architectural history. Strong coverage of non-English European languages.
Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all areas of modern and contemporary art including photography, sculpture and art history and theory. Covers late 1960s-present.
Provides abstracts and citations to articles on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and collected essays. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the period 450 to 1500 for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
This link actually combines three databases for medieval and early modern history. To limit results to the Middle Ages (400-1500 CE), uncheck IBHR (International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance) on the search page.
Index to journal articles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including some published as far back as 1770. Includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.
Use this database to search for themes and iconography of early Christian and Medieval art (from the apostolic times to approximately 1400 A.D.). It focuses predominantly on Christian iconography as well as Jewish, Islamic and non-ecclesiastical subjects.