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The Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts
The Institute of Fine Arts (Duke House)
1 E. 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
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The Conservation Center Library
The Institute of Fine Arts (Chan House)
14 E. 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
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These guides are geared primarily toward graduate students and faculty in the areas of art history, archaeology, and art conservation.  Currently, they comprise primarily electronic resources. 

General Resources

  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online
    Provides information on artists with biographical information on more than 1 million visual artists from all over the world and throughout the ages, from antiquity to the present
  • Art and Architecture Complete (EBSCO)
    This database provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, Art & Architecture Complete offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. The database also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others. Full-text coverage dates back to 1937. Subjects covered include antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more.
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
    Index to Western-language journal articles, essays, books, exhibition catalogues and dissertations on modern art (ca. 1880 - present) and photography. Covers publications 1974 - present.
  • Art Source (EBSCO)
    Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. ** Art Source is a combination of all the A&I and full-text records in H.W. Wilson’s Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984. In addition there is all the unique A&I and full-text content from Art and Architecture Complete™, plus an additional 100 full text titles not available on any other EBSCOhost®database.
  • MetPublications
    A portal to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand.
  • Oxford Art Online - Grove Art Online
    Provides online access to Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Ofxord Dicitonary of Art Terms, and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.
  • Collections Search Center
    The Collections Search Center from the Smithsonian Institution provides access to more than 2 million of the Smithsonian's museum, archives, library and research holdings and collections.
  • Archive Finder
    Archive Finder is a current directory which describes over 206,200 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • ArchiveGrid
    Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.


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The Stephen Chan Library of Fine Arts
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
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Telephone: (212) 992-5883
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