Online Resources

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Library Catalogs
Artist Biography
Art Research - General
Art Research - By Subject
Auction Sales Results
Digital Books, Newspapers, and Journals
Writing and Style Guides

DMA Staff: Contact the Librarian regarding access to full-text research databases and indexes.

Databases marked with an * are limited to on-site or DMA staff access. 

Library Catalogs 

Mayer Library Catalog   
WorldCat: Search library collections across the world. 
Art Discovery Group Catalogue: Focused search within WorldCat on art historical literature found in art libraries worldwide
Local libraries with art resources: 
Southern Methodist University’s Hamon Arts Library 
University of Texas at Dallas’s Eugene McDermott Library  

Artist Biography

*Benezit Dictionary of Artists: Standard resource for artist biographies, exhibition histories, auction records, and signatures. 
*Grove Art Online: a.k.a. The Dictionary of Art. Standard resource for artists, patrons, movements, places, and periods, including bibliographies and images. 
Getty Union List of Artists Names (ULAN): An evolving vocabulary provided by the Getty Research Institute used to identify an artist's name (and variances of his or her name), nationality, role, and related people. 
designinform Research Guides No.1: List of websites containing biographical information on designers, architects, craftspeople, painters, and sculptors. 
Artists' Biographies Research Guide: Biographical resource suggestions provided by the Getty Research Institute. 
Dictionary of Art Historians: Biographical entries for historians of Western art.  
Women Artist Index: Biographical information on 20th-century women artists in the Archive of Women Artists Research & Exhibitions.