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With thousands of years of source material spread out over the entire world, art historical research can seem intimidating if you're new to the field or simply unsure of where to begin.
So, if you don't know where to start, start here.
Where to Begin
Britannica Academic This link opens in a new window
Full-text reference sources from the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.
Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove) This link opens in a new window
High-resolution images of global fine art that can be downloaded and freely used for educational purposes. Access On-Campus or through Loyola's proxy network.
Smarthistory uses videos and text to tell the story of our collective cultural heritage from an art historical perspective. Narrated and presented by art historians, the nearly 2000 videos and essays provide an accessible introduction to a wide range of art historical topics.