Design

Oxford Art Online contains four major reference works for the fine arts: The Grove Dictionary of Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. These may be searched individually or in combination.

This is an extensive database about the sustainability, function and physical properties of materials used in design and construction.

Tags: Design

“Designinform Research Guides No.2: Free-access, digitized art, architecture, design and craft journals on the Internet.” The site includes descriptions of and links to more than 50 digitized journals from the U.S. and Europe.

Coverage is mostly late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but some journals are from the mid nineteenth century, while others go right into the 2000s.

DAAI indexes more than 500 design and craft journals and newspapers. It also includes two directories–one is a directory of academic design and craft programs in colleges and universities, the other is a directory of design and craft journals.

Coverage: 1973-present
Tags: Art, Design
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ARTStor is a library of digital images, associated information, and software tools designed to enhance teaching, learning and scholarship. It contains a searchable database of more than 500,000 digital images, covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.

For off-campus access, first register with ARTstor from a computer on campus. Then, you may login from off campus with your ARTstor ID by going directly to www.artstor.org. Or, you may use the Client VPN.