Databases for Fine Art Research
Online art encyclopedia searchable by artist, work, and movement.
- Art Museums Worldwide
Created by Artcyclopedia, a collection of museums with fine art collections around the world.
- The Getty Research Institute
More than 300 books to read and download for free
- Google Arts Project
A non-profit initiative. Google works with cultural institutions and artists around the world to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere.
A portal to The Met’s comprehensive publishing program with over 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades.
- Smart History
Free, award-winning digital content unlocks the expertise of hundreds of leading scholars, making the history of art accessible and engaging to more people, in more places, than any other publisher.
- Smithsonian Libraries
A hidden national treasure, where experts come to test and expand knowledge and where America and the world can turn for authentic answers.
WikiArt features some 250.000 artworks by 3.000 artists, localized on 8 languages. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, and other civic buildings of more than 100 countries.
- Project Gutenburg- Art Bookshelf
This list highlights selected art books and books about artists, including practical methods and specialties, as well as general works on art and art history, plus visitor guides to art expos, galleries, and museums
- OER Commons
OER Commons provides a curated collection of Art History, Graphic Arts, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts
A curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community
- Lumen Learning – Boundless Art History
Online open textbook covering prehistoric to 20th-century art across the world
- Clarkson University Art Collection
The guiding principles of the University Art Collection are to advance and encourage creative thinking, advance scholarship, generate communication and academic discourse, promote diversity and inclusion, and provide an example of the vital role art plays in culture, society, and education.
- Image Databases Guide
A list of freely available image databases.
- Open Educational Resources
Clarkson University Libraries guide to OER.