4:09 PM, April 4, 2012

The Auburn University Libraries have obtained a new e-resource, Oxford Art Online. For access, go to http://www.lib.auburn.edu/OXFORDART.

The Oxford Art Online home page for subscribers automatically comes up. From the home page, you are able to browse content, quick search the database, click on advanced search, search by source or search for images only.


For example, a quick search for Le Corbusier brings up biography entries, images:



While a quick search for chair includes images like these:


Clicking on Advanced Search brings up a more detailed search form. The Advanced Search allows users to refine their search by subject categories, including Architecture, Design, Graphic Arts, Cityscapes & Urban subjects, Topographical subjects & maps, and many more (see below).


Search results may include articles, subject entries, biographies, images, image links, learning resources, and bibliographies. These resources are pulled from the Oxford Art Online database, which provides access to Grove ArtThe Oxford Companion to Western ArtThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Encyclopedia of AestheticsGrove Art Online was first published as the 34-volume Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, and is considered the foremost scholarly online art encyclopedia.

Key Features include:

  • 45,000 signed articles on every aspect of the visual arts, with more than 23,000 subject entries and 21,000 biographies
  • More than 6,000 searchable images from such outstanding organizations as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as 40,000 editorially selected image links to museums and galleries, provide essential visual support for art history scholarship
  • Learning resources including thematic guides, timelines, and resources for educators designed by the Museum of Modern Art (New York)
  • Content updated three times per year to reflect the latest scholarship, with new articles and images, additions to bibliographies, and corrections


Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, New, Research, World Wide Web | Published on: April 4, 2012 |

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