Art search engines, art research databases

Art search engines, art research databases and websites

Art and architecture resources 
from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra, Catalonia. Recorsos a internet d’art i arquitectura.

ArtLex
A Dictionary of the Visual Arts

Google Scholar
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, libraries, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

Europeana
A multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections.

Libraries
Arts libraries on the internet, a directory.

The Voice of the Shuttle
An extensive web index for humanities research.

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Search engines/image search engines and databases *

Artsy
Artsy is a new way to discover art, featuring work from leading galleries, museums and private collections around the world.

Findthatfile.com
Findthatfile.com’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive file search on the Internet. Common searches are for PDFs, Documents, Audio, Video, RAR and ZIP compressed files, Fonts, and much much more. They search as deeply as possible to identify the most relevant data from over 300 million files.

Quora
Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. The most important thing is to have each question page become the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about the question.
One way you can think of it is as a cache for the research that people do looking things up on the web and asking other people. Eventually, when you see a link to a question page on Quora, your feeling should be: “Oh, great! That’s going to have all the information I want about that.” It’s also a place where new information- that no one has written about yet – can get pulled onto the web.

Google Book Search
Search the full text of books in major university libraries around the world.

Google Image Search

Google Art Project
View high-definition images of works of art from the world’s art museums.

Google Scholar 
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, libraries, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

Search engines directory *

Search engines
Semantic search engines, the semantic web

Semantic search *

The Semantic Web. Semantic Search Engines
Software for artists

Artist Patron
Web 2.0 Artist Business Software-as-a-service records management service for artists. It is 100% web-based, and runs in a browser.

ResearchSpace.org
The ResearchSpace project is developing a collaborative environment for humanities and cultural heritage research using knowledge representation and Semantic Web technologies. The project includes work to: Provide accessible methods for utilising the CIDOC CRM standard and official extensions; Integrate heterogeneous data without losing meaning or perspective;  Create a Contextual Search System and other collaborative tools

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Xrefer
A web reference search engine providing free access to the  world’s largest collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and quotations. Art history, British history, encyclopedias, dictionaries.

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Your Paintings (BBC)
Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country. Your Paintings is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a registered charity) and participating collections and museums from across the UK.

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