Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Searching Google Scholar is a great way to find electronic journals on the web, free e-books through Google Books and scholarly documents.
British Cartoon Archive
Research centre and picture library, based upon a unique archive of over 85,000 pieces of original cartoon artwork supported by a reference library of books, pamphlets, and AV materials. The Centre's main objectives are to conserve and catalogue cartoons; to encourage research into all aspects and periods of cartooning; to plan and promote exhibitions of cartoon originals; and to service teaching in a variety of disciplines.
Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921
Collection of animated films created with several techniques, including clay, puppet, and pen drawings. Selections demonstrate the connections between newspaper comic strips and early animated films and also offer a glimpse into the social attitudes of the period. Available in RealPlayer, MPEG, and Quicktime formats, the films are searchable by keyword or browsable by title or subject.
Vistas - Spanish American Gallery
Dozens of full-color images. This unique collection includes paintings, sculptures, architectural monuments, and objects of daily life from Spanish America between 1520 and 1820, the period from Conquest to
Each image is accompanied by an interpretive discussion.
Contains examples from all over the world.
The Library is mobile! Click here to find out more.
General Art Websites
Art and Architecture Thesaurus Browser
Searchable thesaurus providing exact and keyword matches, definitions and applications, synonyms and spelling variants.
Art in Context
The purpose of the art in context web site is to preserve and increase the availability of information important for research, education, public awareness and understanding in fine art. Includes indexes of galleries and dealers, museums, artists and current exhibitions.
Art Project - powered 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.
"The fine arts search engine."
An index to art sources
Dia Center for the Arts
Contemporary art organization. Contains exhibitions and information about contemporary art and artists.
Visual Arts Page
An online resource for visual arts.
Art History Resources on the Web
An extensive collection of both imagery and scholarship, this gateway covers art history from the prehistoric to the 20th century. It also has links to research resources, art departments, museums and galleries. Maintained by Chris Witcombe, professor of Art History, Sweet Briar College.
"Smarthistory.org," short for Smart Art History, is a free multi-media web-book. It is designed as a dynamic enhancement for the traditional art history textbook. You can choose to view different works of art by time, style, artist and theme by clicking on the tabs at the top of the webpage.
The Art History Research Center
Tool to facilitate art historical research as well as other arts research on the internet.