Art History: Additional Resources

Basic sources for researching an art historical topic including finding books, journal articles, biographies, images, and web directories.

General Information

Current Information on Art

Writing & Citing

Artists' Biographies

Catalogues Raisonnes

catalogue raisonné is a publication that provides a comprehensive catalogue of artwork by an artist. Sometimes the catalogue raisonne is limited to a specific medium, a time period, or a genre but, whatever the restriction, it purports to be an exhaustive list of works for a defined subject matter describing the works so that they may be reliably identified by third parties. This type of resource is relied upon by scholars, collectors, and dealers to validate authenticy.  

Lists of catalogues raisonnes exist in both online and paper formats. Examples would include: 

Some examples of catalogues raisonnes include:

DVDs & Streaming Videos

The KU Libraries are actively collecting DVDs and Streaming Videos.  

To locate specific DVDs, use the Library Catalog or go to the Library and browse the DVDs. Library DVDs are usually available to be checked out for 1 week. Here is a sample of what's available in the Art & Architecture Library - Video/DVD collection:

If you are looking for a specific streaming video please use the KU Libraries Quick Search located at the top of the library homepage.  For more information use the Guide to Streaming Videos to identify the various products available at KU and to learn how to use them in your classes. Here are some examples of available art videos:

Other resources to search for streaming video beyond the KU Libraries are:

UbuWeb a web-based educational resource for avant-garde material, includes video and sound