Electronic Resources



Searchable web site incorporating global census returns, along with birth, marriage, and death records.



With records from over 500 international auction houses since 1985, the Price Database covers more than 3.6 million auction sales. 


Art Index Retrospective

Provides users with access to over half a century of high-quality indexing of art literature covering fine, decorative and commercial art dating back to 1913.  Content includes articles, interviews, film and book reviews, bibliographies, conference reports, editorials and much more. It covers contemporary criticism of art at the time of its debut, helps track the body of work of an individual artist or an entire movement, and provides access to artists’ interviews, commentaries and more.


The Art Newspaper Archive 

The Art Newspaper online archive contains thousands of articles published in the paper since 1990. 



ARTstor is a non profit digital library of more than one million images in the arts.


British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and bright solid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years.


Dictionary of Irish Biography

The most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. 


The Irish Times

Searchable database of articles, letters and advertisements, from the 19th century to the present day. 


Oxford (Grove) Art Online 

Over 45,000 articles on fine arts, decorative arts and architecture. Over 130,000 art images. A wide range of search and browse options to explore the fill text, bibliographies, biographies and image links. 


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 

Illustrated collection of 60 volumes contains 50,000 specially written biographies. 


Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) & Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA)

The Getty provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA) for no charge on its Web site. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.