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​Art History & Architecture History

This guide identifies basic resources (many online and linked) for research in art and architectural history.

About Databases

What is a Database?
A database brings together articles from different journals so that you can search in one place for related information.

How do I access Databases?
Items with a padlock image are only available to UO faculty, staff, and students. Use your Duck ID to log on. If you are not affiliated with UO, you can visit the library and access most of our secure resources for free on site.

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These databases are usually the most useful for Art and Architecture History research. If you can't find what you need in these databases, try the ones further down the page or schedule an appointment with your librarian:

Other Art Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

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Art + Architecture Librarian

Sara DeWaay - Art, Art History, Arts Admin, Design's picture
Sara DeWaay - Art, Art History, Arts Admin, Design
Design Library
200 Lawrence Hall


Newspapers are a great place to find important contextual clues about your time period or topic. Remember, newspaper articles are not considered scholarly sources.