Art & archaeology reference sources
Sources subscribed to by SOAS
Grove Dictionary of Art
Comprehensive online reference resource for visual arts worldwide with external image links Available from any computer in SOAS; also available off-site for SOAS staff and students using their SOAS id and password.
Oxford Reference Online
These are all available from any computer in SOAS, and are available off-site for SOAS staff and students using their SOAS id and password.
These are all available from any computer in SOAS, and are available off-site for SOAS staff and students using a SOAS id and password.
A Dictionary of Architecture
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology
The Oxford Dictionary of Art
A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art
The Oxford Companion to Western Art
The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
Freely available sources
Art Guide: Art Lover's Guide to Britain and Ireland
Comprehensive internet guide to the art collections of Great Britain and Ireland. Organised by artist, by museum, and geographically. Includes a list of exhibitions.
Over 7,500 artists with links to images online, searchable by names of artist, art museums, nationalities, etc.
Artists' Biographies, 1001.org
Biographies and portraits of the major 20th century and contemporary visual artists.
Artists' Papers Register
A register of papers and primary sources relating to artists, designers and craftspeople located in publicly accessible collections in the United Kingdom.
ArtLex: Art Dictionary
Dictionary of terms used in visual culture, along with images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references.
Directory of Art, Architecture and Design Resources
The Directory lists more than 250 organisations in the UK that have books, magazines, archives and other material on art, architecture or design. The database includes names, addresses, opening hours, web site addresses and details about access.
Dmoz: Open Directory Project
Large and useful directory of the Web, constructed and maintained by a vast global community of volunteer editors.
FineArt Forum Resource Directory
Lists over 1000 art resources that can be accessed via the Internet; websites, gophers, ftp sites, mailing lists and other types of resources are included
Getty Vocabulary Databases
Consists of the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN), and the Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN), comprising terminology important for the description of art, architecture, and material culture, built and maintained by the Getty Vocabulary Program.
Image providers' directory
An abbreviated Directory of Image Providers serving the academic community.
A useful web directory of art, artists and culture of India.
JAANUS: Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System
An on-line Dictionary of Japanese Architectural and Art Historical Terminology compiled by Dr. Mary Neighbour Parent. It contains approximately 8000 terms related to traditional Japanese architecture and gardens, painting, sculpture and art-historical iconography from approximately the 1st century A.D. to the end of the Edo period (1868).
A unique directory providing a broad range of visual solutions to enhance the creative process.