Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Grove Dictionary of Art is Now Part of Oxford Art Online

The new Oxford Art Online portal incorporates the full content of the Grove Dictionary of Art, updated regularly, with several additional resources to enhance art research, including the following full-text publications:
  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art - over 2,600 entries covering over 1,700 artists and their work
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics - over 600 articles surveying the major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms - 1,800 entries on art terms, critical periods, and styles in the visual arts
In addition to the new content, the search screen has been redesigned to support easier searching and browsing for specific types of content, including:
  • over 23,000 biographies
  • over 18,000 subject entries
  • over 5,000 images
The portal also provides useful learning resources, including timelines of world art for six geographical regions, over twenty lesson plans on modern art topics designed by the Museum of Modern Art, and over a dozen thematic guides for major topics in the visual arts, art history and world history. Oxford University Press has provided a tip sheet (in PDF format) for experienced users of the online Grove Dictionary of Art to help make the transition to the new interface easier. If you have questions about Oxford Art Online, please contact Susan Sabatino, Library Liaison to the Art Department.

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