The Beazley Archive Database (BAD) can be used to search for Greek vases in multiple ways.
The entries in the BAD include lists of citations where you can find scholarship and reproduction of the images. It often cites the LIMC and the CVA entries, as well as often including a link to the digitized version of the CVA. It often includes citations to journal literature, check the e-journal finder on the left to see if we have the journal online. Otherwise request a copy via ILLiad.
The core books for the citation of Athenian vases are located in the Art & Architecture Reference Collection at NK4649. B44. These citations form an identifier for particular vases even as they may move from museum to museum. Entries have brief information along with citations to works depicting the vase.
Warsaw, National Museum 142345; ABV 194.1; Paralipomena 80; Addenda2 52; BAD 302548.
Berlin, Antikensammlung F 2298; ARV2 364.52; Paralipomena 364; Addenda2 223; BAD 203844.
Adapted from a worksheet by Kathryn Topper
The CVA is an attempt to reproduce the entire corpus (body) of classical vases. It is organized by country and then by museum. Its publication is still ongoing. The library has the print copy shelved in the art & architecture stacks. Many of the volumes have been digitized and are available at the CVA database. Additionally the relevant pages for a specific pot are usually linked from the Beazley archive database.
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Classics makes extensive use of abbreviations especially for the names of publications and journals. Always check the source for the list of abbreviations.