Biographical Sources
In Print
Enciclopedia del Museo del Prado Art Ref. N 3450 .E53 2006 t. 1-6
With contributions from 130 international scholars, this encyclopedia is devoted not only to the Prado itself but also the artists in the permanent collection.  Biographical entries (vols II-VI) include a list of the works in the Prado as well as bibliographies. Volume VI includes a listing of exhibitions from 1902—2004, Masterwork drawings, sculpture and paintings, as well as an Index of Proper Names. OBIS record

Illustrated Dictionary of 17th Century Flemish Painters Art Ref. ND 669 .F5 M34 1994 vols. 1-3
Includes artistss' biographies and bibliographies with selected list of works. OBIS record

Lives of the Illustrious Netherlandish and German Painters... Art ND 625 .M313 vols. 1-6
Biographies of Nortern European painters; many written during their lifetimes. OBIS record

Painting of the Golden Age: A Biographical Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century European Painters Art Ref. ND 456 .G43
Biographies of approximately 300 artists, each followed by a list of "Additional Works" and a bibliography. The essays are supplemented by an index of included artists, an appendix listing artists by nationality and a full bibliography.       OBIS record
Primary Sources
Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture known in the Renaissance
Documents the antique monuments known in the Renaissance  Use with Bober and Rubenstein Renaissance Artists & Antique Sculpture: A Handbook of Sources. Art Ref. NB 86 .B6 1986.

In Print
Documentary History of Art Series Vol. 1-2: Art N5303 .D6 1981; Vol. 3: Art N5303 .D6 1986
Translationed excerpts from original sources including letters, journals and essays. OBIS record

Literary Sources of Art History; an Anthology of Texts from Theophilus to Goethe Art 709H742L c.4
Translations of excerpts from original sources including letters, journals and essays. OBIS record

Patrons and Artists in the Italian Renaissance. Art N6915 .C4413 1971 c.1-2
Excerpts from primary documents. OBIS record

Renaissance Artists & Antique Sculpture: A Handbook of Sources Art Ref. NB 86.B6 1986
Includes text and images on 200 ancient sculptures known to Renaissance artists. See also The Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance for reproductions of works discussed.   OBIS record

Italian Art, 1400-1500: Sources and Documents in the History of Art Art N6915.I78 c.1-3
Primary sources in translation OBIS record

Italy and Spain, 1600-1750: : Sources and Documents in the History of Art Art N 6916 .E5
Primary sources in translation OBIS record

Northern Renaissance Art, 1400-1600: Sources and Documents in the History of Art Art N6370.N67 1989 c.1-c.2
Primary sources in translation.  OBIS record
Grove Art Online Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Most comprehensive art encyclopedia available in English; Excellent bibliographies. 

Online and in Print
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance. Restricted Resource
Available online and in print; OBIS Record

In Print
Concise Encyclopedia of the Italian Renaissance Main Library & Art Ref. DG 533 .C563 c.2
Glossary of Italian terms and bibliography of principal Italian reference works c. 1320-1600, OBIS record

Encyclopedia of Sculpture Art Ref. NB198.E53 2004 vols.1-3 Restricted Resource
Empphasis is on western European sculpture from Renaissance to date of publication (2004). OBIS record

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. Main Ref. CB361 .E52 1999 vols. 1-6
Renaissance (1350 – 1650) in Italy and Europe.  (1350 – 1650)   Entries cover subjects and important people. OBIS record

Renaissance Art and Architecture. Art Ref. N 6370 .C32 2004
Provides an overview of the Renaissance arranged by media (art, architecture and gardens respectively).  OBIS record
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Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM)
Researching an object in the Allen Museum?  See our AMAM research guide.
Art Full Text (1984 to date) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Indexes 350 art magazines and journals covering pre-historic to contemporary art. Some full text from 1995-date.  For earlier dates search its companion database Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984) Indexes the Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin.  

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Restricted Resource
Indexes architecture and related fields, from pre-historical to contemporary practice in 2,500+ international Journals. 1930s-date, with some titles indexed from 19th century. 

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) (1975-2007) Unrestricted Resource
Index to 1,200+ North American and European Journals covering Western Art from ca. 300 CE to present. Succeeded by International Bibliography of Art.

International Bibliography of Art (2008 to date) Restricted Resource
Indexes 500 journals covering European art since antiquity, American art sincle the colonial period, and Global art since 1945. Preceded by the Bibliography of the History of Art.

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Unrestricted Resource
Indexes academic journals covering the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) primarily in Europe. Dates of Coverage: 1859 to date

JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text available
Scholarly journal archive for the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences;  most journals 2-5 years out-of-date
ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Over 1 million images selected to support research and reaching in art history from pre-historical to contemporary media.

Joconde: French museum collections
Objects  from 140+ museums across France Images for works in the public domain (over 50%) Select "avec image" for records with images Allows sophisticated subject searching (in French)

Renaissance Collections in ARTstor
Digital library of more than 1million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a wide breadth and depth of arts and visual cultures.  

Online and in Print
Illustrated Bartsch Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Prints by 500 German, Netherlandish, and Italian artists from 1400 – 1700, with scholarly commentary.               The out-of-print volumes are available online via ARTstor. The print edition covers more artists:  Art Library NE 90 .B23 i4 OBIS record

In Print
Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné of the Work of Peter Paul Rubens Based on the Material Assembled by the Late Dr. Ludwig Burchard in Twenty-Six Parts. Art ND 673.R9 C63 pts. 1 - 26
Attempt to assemble all Ruben’s scholarship in one place; a definitive catalogue raisonné of Rubens' work arranged thematically, each volume by a noted scholar. OBIS record

Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting Art ND621.F7O37 sect. 3 vol. 1-sect. 4 vol. 1
Essentially a list of all known Florentine Renaissance paitnings. Complemented by Richard Fremantle's Florentine Gothic Painters From Giotto to Masaccio: A Guide to Painting in and Near Florence 1300 to 1450. OBIS record

Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and their Works With an Index of Places. Art 759.5B45ItF vols. 1-2
An important collection for the study of Renaissance art, covering all known paintings from the Italian Renaissance. A companion to Bernard Berenson's The Italian painters of the RenaissanceOBIS record
In Print
Barockthemen: Eine Auswahl von Verzeichnissen zur Ikonographie des 17. und 1 Art Ref. N6415.B3 P5 1974 Bd. 1-3
Iconographic themes common in Baroque art and the artists who depicted them; covers both religious and secular subjects. OBIS record

Baroque Art: A Topical Dictionary Art Ref. N 6415 .B3 E18 1996
Defines themes and subjects common in Baroque art.  OBIS record

Iconography of the Counter Reformation in the Netherlands: Heaven on Earth Art Ref. N7953.A1K71 1974 vols.1-2
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Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s Art Ref. NX 650 .M9 R45 1993
Identifies Greek and Roman mythological figures in 30,000+ western European and north American visual and performing arts from 1300-1900. OBIS Record

Renaissance Art: A Topical Dictionary. Art Ref. N6370.E27 1987
Covers the subjects, iconography and themes found in Renaissance and Baroque art; techniques and media covered as well. OBIS record
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