Oxford Art Online is an excellent gateway into art research and is the access point for Oxford art reference subscriptions and publications which include Grove Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
SVA students, faculty, and staff can access Oxford Art Online from the library’s databases page. From off-campus, users will be prompted to login with their MySVA credentials.
Entries in Oxford Art Online are encyclopedia style, and include bibliographies for each article section. While the most popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is a great starting point for research, Oxford Art Online is an authoritative source with verifiable information written by subject experts. If you’re using OAO as a source for a research paper, each subject entry in OAO has a “Cite” button at the top of the article for easy addition to your works cited or bibliography.
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