Visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day. Includes the Grove Dictionary of Art, the best source for encyclopedia entries on artists, styles, periods, materials or techniques. Entries include extensive lists of sources.
Combined online index to the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) and Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB), standard biographical dictionaries on important personalities in German-speaking Europe from the Middle Ages on.
The Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani is a biographical dictionary published by the Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana, started in 1925 and not yet completed. It is planned to include about 40,000 biographies of distinguished Italians. The entries are signed by their authors and provide a rich bibliography.
This database allows you to search by artist and find group exhibition catalogs and other books they have been included in. This information usually isn't searchable in our library catalog. You can also see lists of every artist listed in an exhibition catalog. It's a great way to explore themes and find artists who work with those themes.