Information Literacy is knowing how to find, analyze, and use information; the ability to gather information from multiple sources, select relevant material, and organize it into a form that will allow the user to make decisions or take specific actions.
Oxford Art Online
Provides online access to the entire text of the renowned Grove Dictionary of Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art. Covers all aspects of the visual arts worldwide.
ARTstorSaskia Art Images Saskia Art Images is a digital repository of 30,000 images, which also includes references to 19 major art history texts.
A collection of nearly 500,000 digital images of paintings, photos, architectural works, sculptures, and design pieces from around the world from all time periods. Images appear in a separate window; make sure that any pop-up blockers are disabled before accessing this database.
Books on Your Topic
The "card catalog" of the A.C. Buehler Library. Use this resource to find books, journal titles, movies, and music owned by Elmhurst College, and information about items located in 76 academic and research libraries in Illinois.
Chicagos urban nature : a guide to the citys architecture + landscape/ Sally A. Kitt Chappell. 720.977311 C467c
A Guide to 150 years of Chicago architecture / The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. 720.977311 G946m
The Art Institute of Chicago : twentieth-century painting and sculpture / selected by James N. Wood and Teri J. Edelstein. 708.17311 W876A
Bill Barrett : evolution of a sculptor / Philip F. Palmedo. 730.92 B274p
Chicago / Thomas J. O'Gorman.720.977311 O35a
Chicago : a guide to recent architecture / Susanna Sirefman R 720.977311 S619c
Chicago sculpture / texts and photos. by James L. Riedy.730.977311 R552C
Urban art Chicago : a guide to community murals, mosaics, and sculptures / Olivia Gude and Jeff Huebner. R 709.77311 G922u
Why architecture matters : lessons from Chicago / Blair Kamin. 720.9773 K15w
Subscription Databases for Art Research
Academic Search Complete
Provides abstracts from almost 8,200 periodicals in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multicultural studies, and others, with full text articles from nearly 4,650 titles. PDF's go back to 1975 or further, and almost every topic of study is covered.
Covers the social sciences, humanities, business, general science, as well as current issues. There are over 2,100 sources dating back to 1994. All full text.
Gets you to the full text of the Chicago Tribune (excluding advertisements) from 1985-date.
New York Times
Allows you to access the New York Times, full text from 1980-present.
Web Sites for the Study of Sculpture, Museums, Artists, and Architects.
- Center Stage Chicago Sculpture Galleries
- Chicago's Artists Resource ~ Sculpture
- Millennium Park ~ Cloud Gate
- Navy Pier Walk
- ArtLex Online Art Dictionary
- Chicago Imagebase Search by Architect
- Artnut's Wonderful Listing of Outdoor Sculpture in Illinois
- Individual Sculptor's Pages
- The Mother of All Art History Links
- Art History Resources on the Web
- Scupture at Goodwood
- The Sculpture Center
- Art History Browser
- International Sculpture Center~World Sculpture Gardens & Parks
- Complete List of Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates 1979-2001
- Great Buildings.com
- Le Corbusier
- Eero Saarinen
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Chicago Architecture Foundation
- Chicago Historical Society
- Elmhurst Art Museum
- Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation
- Illinois Art Gallery
- Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University
- National Vietnam Veterns Art Museum
- The University of Chicago Museums & Exhibits
Online Bibliography Makers
Last updated, September 2008, Donna Goodwyn