Research Using

With, you can research the whole subject spectrum belonging to Art History, beginning with the Early Christian era up to the present.

Using the search function at, you’ll have access to bibliographical information on literature from the entire collection of the Special Subject Catalogues for Art (Heidelberg University Library) and Contemporary Art (Dresden SLUB) – as well as content from the arthistoricum web pages.

The search function covers books and magazines, art historical Internet sources from the ART guide collection, articles and digital copies of texts as well as photographs from the Deutsche Fotothek image database (German Photographic Collection).

Include in Your Search

Extend the search possibilities by entering your search terms at – the Virtual Catalogue for Art History.
Choose the desired catalogue systems to be searched by clicking on the tabs before starting your inquiry.

To start a new search, click on the magnifying glass symbol after choosing the catalogue systems to be considered.

Articles and Journals

Research current and archived journals pertaining to the special interest collections of Contemporary Art and Art History with ease, using the search function at In addition, the journal database (ZDB) provides further information concerning the inventories of other libraries, as well as extensive information about preceding or succeeding titles of specific journals.

In the Electronic Journals Library (EZB), you can access subscribed electronic journals from both special interest collections, as well as journals that are freely accessible on the Internet. aims to fully integrate these resources in a single search function.