WEB RESOURCES AND AUTHORITIES:

NOTE: WE USE THE "UNION LIST OF ARTIST NAMES" (ULAN) AS OUR AUTHORITY. YOU MUST CONSULT ULAN WHEN ENTERING A CREATOR'S NAME (S). IF CREATOR'S NAME CANNOT BE FOUND IN ULAN, THEN CONSULT THE GROVE DICTIONARY OF ART. INFORMATION ABOUT CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS CAN OFTEN BE FOUND ON THE WEB.

UNION LIST OF ARTIST NAMES (ULAN)
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/ulan/index.html

GROVE DICTIONARY OF ART: http://www.groveart.com/
(Password required for full-text if available through your campus.)

OTHER ACCEPTED WEB RESOURCES:

You can check THE CORRECT SPELLING OF MUSEUM NAMES, ARTISTS (not in ULAN) as well as INDIVIDUAL ART WORKS by going to the web sites of the museums which are the repositories for works you are cataloging.

ART & ARCHITECTURE THESAURUS (AAT):
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/
ARTCYCLOPEDIA: http://www.artcyclopedia.com/index.html
CATALOGUING CULTURAL OBJECTS: http://www.vraweb.org/CCOweb/index.html
GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE: http://www.google.com
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AUTHORITIES:
http://authorities.loc.gov/
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS THESAURUS GRAPHIC MATERIALS (TGM): http://www.lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/tgm2/
MUSEUMS OF THE USA: http://www.museumca.org/usa/md.html
THESAURUS GEOGRAPHIC NAMES (TGN): http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ VISUAL RESOURCES COLLECTION
http://slides-www.ucsc.edu/
VIRTUAL LIBRARY OF ON-LINE MUSEUMS:
http://www.icom.org/vlmp/