Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford Companion to Western Art, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Includes image partnerships and a digital image search.
This series is housed at the annex or in the Olin stacks, so you can check any of these out:
Bibliographies on many, many topics (a few pertinent individual titles listed below). Provides introductions to each topic area, and includes guides to introductory works, textbooks, guidebooks, journals, reference works etc., and links to useful websites.
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas. There are at least 50 specific topical bibliographies in each subject area. Each of these features an introduction to the topic. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable.
Help from Oxford: Anatomy of an Article
|African Studies||American Literature||Anthropology||Atlantic History|
|Art History||British & Irish Literature||Buddhism||Chinese Studies|
|Cinema & Media Studies||International Relations||Islamic Studies||Jewish Studies|
|Latin American Studies||Military History||Music||Philosophy|
|Medieval Studies||Psychology||Public Health||Renaissance & Reformation|
|Political Science||Sociology||Victorian Literature|
Use these sources for broad, contextual information and for biographical summaries.
Be sure to go through the Bibliography or Recommended Resources at the end of each entry for recommended books & articles.
Casta painting containing complete set of 16 casta combinations (racial classifications in Spanish colonies in the Americas). Oil on canvas, 148 cm x 104 cm (58 1/4 inches x 40 15/16 inches). 18th century. Collection: Museo Nacional del Virreinato, Tepotzotlán, Mexico. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Click on the "browse" tile, then go through the list under "regional histories."
These are also available in print.
See, for instance, the article:
Bayón, Damián. "Art and architecture since c. 1920"
in vol. X (You must be logged in to read this if you are off campus)