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    In Circulation

    In Circulation features in-depth articles and the latest news about the Museum Libraries' wide range of research activities and comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and ephemera related to the history of art.

Free Web Resources

AAT: Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online (Getty Research Institute)

AATA Online (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature)

ALA Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

American Art Resources


Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America

Art Discovery group catalogue

Art Resource

Art:21 / PBS

ArtForum Index (June 1962 – December 1968)

BCIN: The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network

Beazley Archive

Blouin Art Sales Index (BASI) (1970 – present)

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

CAMEO (Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online)

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Degenerate Art (Entartete Kunst)

Dictionary of Art Historians

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals


Farber Gravestone Collection (American Antiquarian Society)


Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Getty Provenance Index

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online

FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Historic Cities: Maps and Documents


IFAR Catalogue Raisonné Database

Images of Early Maps on the Web – Europe


JAIRO (Japanese Institutional Repositories Online)

Japanese Historical Map Collection

Museums of India: National Portal & Digital Repository

National Art Education Association

The Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal Project

NYPL Digital Gallery

PBS Teachers

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Print Council of America

Reallexikon zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte

RKD Databases

Smithsonian Education

Timeline of Art History

ULAN: Union List of Artist Names Online

Visual Collections: images of art, history and culture

Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana

Wellcome Images