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Research Guides

Art History

This research guide provides a highly selective list of major reference resources in the field of Art History.

There are many resources listed in the tabs on the left.  For students that are new to field of Art History, here are the most basic steps to finding information:


1. Encyclopedias 

 Oxford Art Online

2. Find Books in the Library catalogue

    University of Toronto Libraries Catalogue


3. Find Articles

International Bibliography of Art (IBA)

Art & Architecture Source (ESCO)

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)





Plaster casts (c.1850) of the Roman busts of Empress Faustina and Cato the Elder, situated in the Library of the Department of Art History.


Helpful Guides for Writing about Art