Articles & Databases : Art
National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC)
A repository that facilitates research on arts and culture by acquiring data, particularly those funded by federal agencies and other organizations, and sharing those data with researchers, policymakers, people in the arts and culture field, and the general public.
Provides access to various art databases, including Alt-Press Watch, ARTbibliographies Modern, and Design and Applied Arts Index.
Oxford Art Online
Includes over 45,000 articles, with selected images, written by over 6,800 scholars on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present. Serves as the access point for Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference resources.
[Oxford University Press]
Art & Design Video Collection
The collection includes over 1,000 videos on subjects in art and architecture and fashion studies. It provides documentaries, interviews and programs which aim to enhance the understanding and significance of the visual arts.
[Alexander Street Press]
Art and Architecture Source
Database covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It provides full text access to journals and books; an image collection, art reproduction records, and includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.
Art Index Retrospective
This resource provides users access to over half a century of art literature covering fine, decorative, and commercial art. Content includes high-quality indexing of nearly 600 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed, and citations of over 25,000 book reviews.
Art Museum Image Gallery
Access thousands of high-quality art images and related multimedia. Drawing on the collections of museums, there are over 165,000 images with covering time periods ranging from 3000 B.C. to the present day. The collection represents art from the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Native American and Meso-American peoples
Specialist bibliography available for the study of modern and contemporary art covering all art forms, including fine art, digital art, crafts, design and photography. Features full abstracts and indexing from art journals published from the late 1960s onwards. Also incorporates book records, including those drawn from the collections of the Tate Library and the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo, Musée LAM.
Contains over 3 million records and images from Canadian museums collections. Includes humanities and natural sciences.
Artnet Price Database: Decorative Art/Fine Art and Design
The Artnet Price Database is a color-illustrated archive of Fine Art, Design, and Decorative Art auction results worldwide, providing objective information and insights on art prices.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
A multidisciplinary database indexing more than 1,700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals and selected items from over 250 scientific and social sciences journals; covers 1975 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
Contains over a million images documenting artistic traditions across many cultures and time periods. Updated frequently, please check back often for updated searches & collections.
Note: ARTstor users must create a free account to save and share images. Users must turn off the popup blocker.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Database is a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture since 1934, covering the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation and interior design and decoration.
Bayeux Tapestry Online Digital Edition
The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered or decorated cloth that is around 70 metres long that represents the events that led to the Norman Conquest of England. Each panel commentary reviews major and minor discussions of the section's historical background, individual artistic details, borders, inscriptions, and restorations.
[Scholarly Digital Editions]
Berg Fashion Library
Provides access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion.
Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
This database includes information for design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability. Covers journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Covers relatively new high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging research fields, from 2005 to present. The journals are being evaluated over a period of time for inclusion in the highly selective Web of Science indexes on the arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
Contains photographs and other documentation from the original Harvard University - Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition (1904 to 1947), from recent MFA fieldwork, and from other expeditions, museums, and universities around the world. Includes the Giza Digital Library of freely accessible monographs, articles, and manuscripts on the Giza Necropolis.
[Boston Museum of Fine Arts]
International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
Coverage: 1973 - Present
Indexes scholarly literature on Western art and is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). The database includes records created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-09, with new records created by ProQuest using the same thesaurus and authority files.
Coverage: coverage varies
Collection of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences digitized in most cases back to the first date of issue. JSTOR also includes selected books, primary sources and other materials for academic work.
lynda.gmu.edu Online Training
Provides Mason faculty, students and staff with free, unlimited online access to 2500+ tutorials and courses in hundreds of subject areas, including office productivity; audio, video, and web software; as well as business and job skills. New courses are added every week. Log in with your Mason NetID username and password. lynda.gmu.edu is available 24/7 from your computer, tablet or mobile device, and is supported jointly by Mason’s ITS Learning Support Services and the University Libraries.
New York Public Library Digital Library
Access nearly a million images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
Paley Center Seminars
Video collection of interviews and panel discussions recorded at The Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television & Radio). The seminars feature industry insiders discussing the processes of television production, the impact of media on contemporary society, etc. Full transcriptions and detailed indexing allow searching for topics, titles or speakers.
ProQuest Research Library
Provides access to more than 4,000 titles from general reference databases, including a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
University of Chicago Press Journals
Access to over 70 journals from the University of Chicago Press presenting original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical sciences.
Most of these electronic resources are governed by license agreements which limit use to the George Mason University Community of students, faculty, staff, and on-site users of George Mason University Libraries facilities. Each user has the responsibility of using these resources only for individual, educational and non-commercial purposes. The systematic downloading, distribution, or permanent retention of significant portions of these databases may be a violation of said licenses or copyright law. Particular resources may have additional requirements for access or restrictions on use. Please consult with a University Libraries Collection Development Officer for details about terms and conditions.