- Dictionary of art (Grove's) - Ref N 31 .D5 1996 (34 volumes)
- Encyclopedia of the arts - Ref N 31 .R8
- Encyclopedia of world art - Ref N 31 .E533 (16 volumes)
- Everyman's dictionary of pictorial art - Ref N 31 .G3
- The Oxford companion to art - Ref N 33 .O9
- The Oxford companion to Western art - Ref N 33 .O923 2001
- The Prestel dictionary of art and artists of the 20th century - Ref N 33 .P74 2000
Indexes over 2,700 periodicals as well as books. Access through EBSCO on the Finding Articles section of the Alma College Library home page.
CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
This database contains high-resolution digital images of paintings, photographs, sculptures, textiles, jewelry and other art objects.
Indexes periodicals in performing arts, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, music, and religion. Coverage begins in 1984. Access through the Finding Articles section of the Alma College Library home page.
ProQuest Arts Module
Index of selected journals and magazines covering art, music, dance, theater and cinema.
Art History Resources on the Web
This comprehensive site provides resources on art history from ancient times to the present day. It includes links to research resources, a list of museums and galleries by country, online journals, exhibits, and university art departments. Art of various time periods is divided into countries, cultures, and styles.
Artcyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
A comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources, searchable by artist's name and browsable by movement, medium, subject of art, nationality of artist, or women artists. Each entry includes links to museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
Online version of print journal of the same name.
Index of American Design
"Approximately 18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative arts objects from the colonial period through the nineteenth century."
SIRIS - Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
Resources of the Smithsonian Art Museum to assist researchers in locating American artworks and accessing information about American paintings, sculptures and exhibitions.