Art Education

Art Education

References Resources:


Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

Oxford Companion to the Photograph

Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists


Art Images for College Teaching

Digital Imaging Project

Images of Medieval Art and Architecture


Academic Search Complete (one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects)

Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)

Credo Reference (articles from almost 900 reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias)

Britannica Academic Edition (a general encyclopedia aimed at college students)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (a small set of reference resources on various subjects)

Oxford Reference (almost 900 reference resources, such as subject-specific encyclopedias, in all subjects)


Ebook Central (ProQuest) (over 200k academic books)

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (over 130k academic books)

PASCAL Delivers (combined catalog for South Carolina’s college/university libraries)

WorldCat (combined catalog for most U.S. college, university, and public libraries)

Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (2.5 MILLION FULL-TEXT DISSERTATIONS/THESES [1997 – ], as well as 5 million citations to dissertations/theses, from thousands of universities around the world)

OpenDissertations (citations to dissertations/theses from the early 20th to the present; OCCASIONALLY provides a link to the COMPLETE DISSERTATION/THESIS)

Periodical Article Databases


Art Full Text (hundreds of journals, many of them including complete articles, covering art history, interior design, photography, and film)

BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art) and RILA (citations to articles and books from 1975-2007)

ERIC (probably the most comprehensive database in education; covers thousands of periodicals and other resources focusing on the field of education, but, compared to other education databases, does NOT provide a high percentage of full-text journal articles)

Periodicals Available at Converse

Interlibrary Loan/PASCAL Delivers

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