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Art and Architecture Portal: Getting Started with Art and Architecture Research

Getting Started with Art and Architecture Research

Key Resources

The most useful databases for research in Art and Architecture are listed below.

News and Highlights

Benezit Dictionary of Artists
Boston College Libraries now subscribe to the Benezit Dictionary of Artists iavailable online for the first time via Oxford Art Online.

  • Nearly 170,000 entries on artists from the first English edition (2006), the largest edition to date, plus revisions and new biographies exclusively available online
  • More than 11,000 images of artists signatures, monograms, and stamps of sale
  • Detailed museum listings, bibliographies, exhibition information, and auction records

"Since 1911, Benezit has been the preeminent authority on artists’ biographies in print. With the addition of the digital Benezit to Oxford Art Online, art researchers now have instant access to this unparalleled resource, as well as the ability to cross-search it with Grove Art Online and other essential Oxford art titles."  Learn more about the history of the Benezit.

Ebook Collections in Art

New Books at the Bapst Art Library

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Subject Librarian

Nina Bogdanovsky

O'Neill Library 311

Boston College