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Art & Architecture History


Books & Dissertations

Researching a topic in Art History using the resources of Boston College


Books Beyond Boston College

Art Discovery Group  Art-focused research experience within the WorldCat environment. The catalogues of many important art libraries worldwide are searchable alongside content from a multitude of additional sources, promising more comprehensive results in a global setting.

Europeana  is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. It is an authoritative source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions.

Gallica is the digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and its partners and provides full-text access to well over 2,600,000 documents, almost 450,000 books, over 60,000 maps, over 43,000 manuscripts, nearly 900,000 images, and much more.


Ebook Collections in Art


Catalogues Raisonnés

A catalogue raisonné is a scholarly work documenting the creative life of an individual artist. It usually includes a brief description of the object, with an illustration, dimensions, and medium; the date the object was created; ownership history (provenance); and, sometimes exhibition and bibliographic history. Some also include extensive biographical information and interpretive essays, exhibition history, bibliography and comments on individual works of art.