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Grove Art Online is an encyclopedia for all aspects of the visual arts world, from prehistory to the present day. Includes full-text articles, images and charts, and links to web material. It provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols.), and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke (2001).

Offers ongoing additions of new and updated articles and over 3,000 thumbnail art images. Included are links to searchable image databases and editorially selected links to over 40,000 art images on museum and gallery websites around the world.

Search tips:

  • The Search box is located at the top-right of every screen. This searches article headwords first and will then perform a full-text search if no headword matches are found.

    The opening page for each article presents the overall structure of the article with the main contents of the article displayed in the central area of the screen. This is especially useful for longer articles. A more detailed table of contents appears in the shaded area on the left, showing all headings in the article; for longer articles a scroll bar appears alongside the table of contents.

  • Click the Image Links button to open the Image Links tab. This tab provides a link to the Art Resource image database, which you can use to search for images, and links to related images on museum and gallery websites that have been editorially selected for their relevance to the article.

  • Article Search enables you to search within the article you are currently viewing. It is particularly useful when viewing longer articles. For example, to locate the discussions of classicism in the Picasso article, click the Article Search button in the article navigation bar, type 'classicism' into the box and click OK.

    All mentions of 'classicism' in the Picasso article are displayed as search results.


Where is it :

Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter G and select Grove Art Online.

Quick link:

Click here for the Grove Art Online homepage

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