Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other overviews

Art Images for College Teaching  select ancient and browse (images)

ARTstor   basic search or register for advanced search (images) 

DASE  select Classics Collection or art and art history visual resources collection, keyword or object search (images)

WorldImages  quick search (images)

Gale Virtual Reference  search by keyword etc (articles) 

Oxford Art Online  various search strategies (articles)  various search strategies (articles) 

Numerous databases are also available on the web:

The Beazley Archive
The Archive also hosts a Greek/Roman Sculpture section, and a Greek Pottery text and image database with over 59,000 items. Note that, however, the database is password-protected and "use is restricted to universities, museums and other cultural institutions." Users must first apply to the Database Director.

Perseus Art and Archaeology
The library's catalogs document 523 coins, 1548 vases, over 1400 sculptures, 179 sites and 381 buildings. Each catalog entry has a description of the object and its context; most have images. This web site currently publishes over 33,000 pictures!

Electronic Resources for Classicists: The 2nd Generation
Numerous links to online resources, including image databases.

Hard copy Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other overviews

A Handbook of Greek Art N 5630 R49 (PCL, CLA, FAL)

A Handbook of Roman Art a comprehensive survey of all the arts of the Roman world 
N 5610 H35 1983 (FAL)

A History of Greek Art N 5630 R63 (CLA, FAL)

Oxford Classical Dictionary DE 5 O9 Ref (PCL, CLA), or online through the Library catalog

The Oxford History of Classical Art N 5610 O84 1993 Ref & stacks (CLA, FAL)

Finding Articles On Art

Academic OneFile  search for title, author, subject

Academic Search Complete  search for title, author, subject

L’Annee Philologique  search keyword for title, author, subject in “full text”; limit to English language articles under “Other Criteria

Art Source  basic or advanced search

Web of Science  general, advanced and cited searches

Encyclopedia of Ancient History  search by advanced search, subject, keyword etc 

Additional encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks may be found through the Library catalog using subject or keyword searches, for example:

Roman Art Dictionary 
Art Greek Encyclopedia
Athenian Art Handbook
Classical Art Encyclopedia
Ancient Art Dictionary 
Hellenistic Art Handbook

Subject Specialist

Claudia Fuentes

Classics Library - Library Specialist


Call: (512) 495 4690


Shiela Winchester

Classics Library - Head Librarian


Call: (512) 495 4254