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Oxford Art Online – HSSE Featured Database

October 27th, 2022

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Oxford Art Online database.


Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: Oxford Art Online is an innovative gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location. With the 2008 complete redesign of Grove Art Online, as well as the addition of substantial new Oxford reference content, Oxford Art Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available today, a virtual art reference library of unparalleled scope and depth.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using the Drama Online database.

Why you should know this database: This database combines the Grove Dictionary of Art and Benezit Dictionary of Artists into an innovative gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content. It is regularly updated and includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture.

Quick tip: At the bottom of the article, there is a section called Bibliography. This lists the source where the information from the article was obtained. You can click on the link beneath the citation to see if the item is available at our library. This can help expand the resources for your research.

Related Resources:

Other databases you might want to explore are:

Art Full-Text:
Gale OneFile – Fine Arts: