Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online gives access to the most authoritative, inclusive, easy to search online art resources available today. Through a simple elegant gateway it is possible to gain access to, and at the same time search across, a steadily increasing number of Oxford’s recognised art reference works. .
What can I find?
The Library has access to the following reference works in the base:
- Grove Art Online: Grove Art Online is the most prominent scholastic art encyclopaedia covering Western and Non-Western art.
- The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms: contains 1800 entries about art terms, important periods, and styles in the visual arts
- Encyclopedia of Aesthetics: DThis is the most substantial English-language reference work, dealing solely with research into this subject. It contains more than 600 articles, written by more than 500 globally-recognised art historians, philosophers and theoreticians.
- The Oxford Companion to Western Art: Contains more than 2.600 entries and provides discriminating, reliable coverage of over 1.700 artists and their works.
How do I use it?
Access is only via the Library’s computers, or via the Library’s wireless network.
Searching in Oxford Art Online functions very simply with the possibility of choosing whether to search in Grove Art, or just for images/pictures. It is, in addition, possible to do advanced searching, whereby one can choose whether to search in one particular reference work or specify from among the following : Art form, geography, person, style and culture, or period of time.