ART 203 Art History I Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.

Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.

Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. When prompted, you should enter your MyVilla username and password combination.

Online Databases




  • ARTstor Be sure to register for an account in the top right corner using your Villa Maria College email address!

Search for Books, eBooks, Print Journals and DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.

Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.

Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!


Some suggested books on your topic:


Search for ebooks directly:

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Online Encyclopedias

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:

Britannica Online

Additional Resources


This open access resource has a large collection of digitized cultural heritage. This includes, images, texts, sounds and videos. Be sure to check out their Pinterest boards for special collections of images!

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Browse and search by title, artist, time period, geographic region and more. A collection of thematic essays are also available.

The Getty

The world's largest cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts.