First Installation: 15.01.1996 Last update: 22.10.1998

For best research results containing books or names please use the catalogue of the Library of Congress in Washington. Then, if you have found your results, consult some smaller Online-libraries into your neighbourhood, such as SWB in Konstanz, Bayrische Staatsbibliothek München or Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. Best results concerning articles and essays are obtained by consulting the The Getty Art History Information Program at Malibu.

International Online-Libraries

Worldwide Directory of On-Line-Libraries, Yale University
A worldwide survey concerning On-line-libraries is maintained by the excellent gopher-server of Yale University, which also contains subdirectories for libraries in

Excellent startingpoint for online-research!

Library of Congress World Wide Web Home Page
Library of Congress Z39.50 Server (Simple Search)
Library of Congress Z39.50 Server (Complex Search)
Library of Congress WWW Usage Statistics


The Getty Art History Information Program contains four different Online-Databases for art historical research.


Art Institute of Chicago Library (Telnet Session)

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Further International On-Line-Libraries

British Library, London: Portico

British Library Catalogues and Databases

German Online-Libraries, which could be of interest for art historians.



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