19th Century Art: Selected Sources
Many books may be located in the USF online catalog using the subject headings: Art, Modern—19th Century. More specific topics may also be located by performing a subject search on narrower terms such as: Art, Modern—19th Century—History; Art, Modern—19th Century—Themes, motives; Asian American Women Artists; or Impressionism (Art). Individual names of artists may also be searched as a subject: Monet, Claude. Consult the USF Library catalog or the Library of Congress Subject Headings books for additional suggestions. Remember, additional titles may be available through interlibrary loan.
Locating Journal Articles:
The Libraries of the USF System subscribe to a vast number of resources that provide journal citations and/or full-text articles. Most databases are subject-specific. To locate relevant resources, go to the main library web site (http://www.lib.usf.edu), and under the “Electronic Resources” category, select “databases.” From there, select the “by subject area” link and select “art.” To get you started, the following databases may be useful for finding articles and information relating to 19th century art and artists:
Art & Humanities Search
This resource provides indexing to more than 1300 arts and humanities journals. This is the electronic equivalent of the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Because of their indexing process, a keyword search is usually more useful than a subject search in this database.
Art Full Text
Provides indexing to journal articles, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Full-text links are provided for selected journal titles.
Art Index Retrospective
An online cumulation of the printed volumes of Art Index from 1929-1984. Like Art Full Text, the database provides indexing to journal articles, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.
Bibliography of the History of Art
This immense database indexes art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and journal articles from more than 4,000 periodicals. Subject coverage includes European and American art from late antiquity to the present day.
Provides indexing to more than 4200 journals in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, Francis covers relevant books, book chapters, conference papers, and exhibition catalogs. One of the strengths of this database is its coverage of art history.
Index to 19th Century American Art
A very focused database, this resource indexes all sections of 42 journals published in the United States during the 19th Century—virtually all the art journals that were published during that time.
The following resources provide links to actual images of artistic works. Additional software may need to be downloaded to your computer to use these resources to their best advantage. Downloading instructions are available on the USF library web site.
Remember: Images obtained from the Internet or through library databases may be copyrighted. Be sure to check each web site for permission notices to determine whether the images may be used for classroom assignments.
This searchable database continues to grow but currently documents over 100,000 artistic works. Images are accompanied by brief information about the creator of the work and an indication of where the original work is located.
Art Museum Image Gallery
More than 90,000 works of art from around the world are included in this searchable database. Images are licensed for non-commercial educational use only.
Grove Art Online
This renowned resource for art scholars includes full-text articles, artist biographies, and links to a vast collection of images.
Saskia. Art and Art History Collection.
Includes more than 3600 images. Emphasis is on the history of Western art.
Selected Dictionaries and Encyclopedias:
Encyclopedia of American Art Before 1914 REF N6507.E53 2000
Signed essays discuss all major artistic events in the United States prior to World War I. Brief bibliographies are included with each entry.
Encyclopedia of Latin American & Caribbean Art REF N6502.E53 1999
Lengthy essays on art and artistic culture of countries in the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and Canada). Time coverage begins at the European conquest and continues through the modern era.
Encyclopedia of World Art REF N31.E533
Lengthy signed essays, with extensive bibliographies on a wide array of subjects relative to the study of art. Approximately half of each volume is devoted to plates (many in color) of the artist’s works. An index is available in volume 15 of the set.
Biographical Dictionary of Artists REF N40.B53 1995
Relatively brief essays on the life and works of major artists throughout history. Longer entries may include a brief bibliography of related works. Color illustrations enhance the text.
Biographies Plus Illustrated. (online)
Contains over 100,000 biographies. Many are enhanced with full-text links and/or photographs.
Biography Resource Center (online)
Full-text access to approximately 250,000 biographies. Multiple search methods allow access by name, occupation, ethnicity, etc.
Dictionary of Women Artists REF N8354.D53 1997
Alphabetical listing of women artists from around the world. Entries average about two pages in length and include a bibliography and a list of selected exhibitions. Chronological coverage is from 975 to the present day.
Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era REF N6502.4.S45 2003
Basic facts on more than 12,000 artists. Entries may include a very brief bibliography as well as information on collections and exhibitions. Supplemental features include a listing of artists by country, a chronology of exhibitions, and lists of museums and galleries that have displayed Latin American art.
Yale Dictionary of Art & Artists REF N33.L353 2000
Brief entries covering the basic facts of an artist’s life. Covers the time period from 1300 to the present.
Prepared by Tina Neville
2004 updated August 2005