Artcyclopedia Links to art galleries and museums worldwide
We receive requests for inclusion every day. However we are only slowly adding new artists, mainly because we draw information from so many sources that it takes several hours to add each artist. You are welcome to suggest yourself or another artist for inclusion, but in most cases it is not possible.
Keep in mind that Artcyclopedia is a form of Internet search engine. The main mode of searching within the site, and the main way that web surfers find their way to us, is a search on an artist's name. Therefore, this is what we generally look for:
The Getty Research Institute
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars programs. Its Research Library and Special Collections of rare materials and digital resources serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The Institute's activities and scholarly resources guide and sustain each other and together provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange.
دانشنامه بریتانیکا دانشنامه ای است که نخستین بار در سال ۱۷۶۸ در ادینبورگ منتشر شد. این دانشنامه قدیمیترین دانشنامه انگلیسیزبان محسوب میشود. این دانشنامه در حال حاضر یکی از مهم ترین و معتبرترین منابع به زبان انگلیسی به شمار میرود که تا به امروز ویرایش و انتشار آن ادامه یافتهاست. بریتانیکا توسط ۱۰۰ ویراستار تمام وقت و بیش از ۴٫۰۰۰ مشارکتکننده که خود شامل ۱۱۰ نفر از برندگان جایزه نوبل و ۵ رئیس جمهور است، به رشته تحریر درآمده و در بسیاری موارد، علمیترین و آکادمیکترین دانشنامه دنیا شناخته شدهاست.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA IRANICA (general)
دانشنامهٔ ایرانیکا یکی از بزرگ ترین و جامع ترین پروژه های ایران شناسی است که از سال 1974 میلادی آغاز و تاکنون بیش از 1650 نفر از پژوهشگران تاریخ و تمدن و فرهنگ ایرانی با آن همکاری نموده اند و البته قریب 90 درصد این پژوهشگران غیرایرانی می باشند. احسان یار شاطر بنیانگذار و سرویراستار دانشنامه ایرانیکا بوده است که در دانشگاه کلمبیا در شهر نیویورک مستقر است و از آغاز دههٔ ۱۹۷۰ نزدیک به ۴۰ ویراستار و ۳۰۰ نویسنده از سراسر آمریکا، اروپا و آسیا با آن همکاری داشتهاند. این دانشنامه بر آن است خلا مهمی را که در مراجع در دسترسی راجع به تاریخ و فرهنگ خاورمیانه وجود دارد پر کند.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN STUDIES
American Studies has its roots in efforts in the early twentieth century to interpret American culture and society holistically. As the field or discipline has evolved, practitioners frequently mentioned stylistic, organizational tendencies such as an integrative view of "seeing things whole," "examining the big picture," or thinking thematically and critically; orientation toward addressing problems, patterns, and issues of American society in "intersectional ways" or "multiple dimensions," including a variety of non-traditional evidence in visual and material culture; considering the influence, often overlapping, of local, regional, national, and global contexts, particularly in the production of folk and popular expressive cultural forms; an applied project as sociocultural criticism to reform America or convey intellectual perspectives to a wider public and professions in a variety of institutions (e.g., museums and heritage organizations, government, community and cultural agencies, K-12 education, medical, business and legal professions); and a bridge (or the frequently used metaphor of "crossroads") between, and comparative project of, humanities and social sciences, and sometimes science and technology, focused on a crucial, and complex, geopolitical area, and idea, of the world. In sum, as expressed in an entry in the encyclopedia, American Studies identifies and interprets themes, patterns, trends, behaviors, traditions, and ideas that characterize the United States as a nation, an experience, a rhetoric, and peoples-past, present, and future; at home and abroad (or in counter-conceptualizations transcending borders); and in thought and action. In short, as a disciplinary as well as multidimensional intellectual enterprise, American Studies is uniquely constructed to seek an understanding of Americanness.
ANCIENT HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA
Our team is passionate about history: We want to inspire our readers with the stories of the past, making history engaging and exciting. Here you'll find high-quality articles, videos, interactive maps, and books on ancient history. All contributions are reviewed by experts who wish to share their knowledge.
WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY (countries)
The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world.
The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.
The principal objectives of the WDL are to:
STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY
Welcome to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). From its inception, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up-to-date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research. You can cite fixed editions that are created on a quarterly basis and stored in our Archives (every entry contains a link to its complete archival history, identifying the fixed edition the reader should cite). The Table of Contents lists entries that are published or assigned. The Projected Table of Contents also lists entries which are currently unassigned but nevertheless projected.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE (biology)
Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice.
Webopedia is an online tech dictionary for IT professionals, educators and students. We provide definitions to words, phrases and abbreviations related to computing and information technology. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand definitions, avoiding the use of heavy jargon when possible so that the site is accessible to users with a wide range of computer knowledge.
Experienced editors gather information from standards bodies, leading technology companies, universities, professional online technical publications, white papers and professionals working in the field. Definition are verified among multiple sources; definitions are never based on just one source.
Webopedia definitions evolve and change as technology and standards changes, so definitions are frequently updated to reflect trends in the field. New terms are added on a regular basis, and many of the new terms we include in the database are suggested by the site's users.
In addition to a definition of the term or phrase, Webopedia also provides in-depth articles, study guides and links to sources of further information on the topic where applicable.
Webopedia is proud to be part of the IT Business Edge Network.
WIKIART (Visual Art Encyclopedia)
Welcome to WikiArt.org, the online home for visual arts from all around the world.
Aim of the project
Our primary goal is to make world’s art accessible to anyone and anywhere. WikiArt already features some 150.000 artworks by 2.500 artists, localized on 5 languages. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, and other civic buildings of more than 70 countries. Most of this art is not on public view. With your active involvement, we are planning to cover the entire art history of the Earth – from cave artworks to modern private collections. We also provide you with tools for translation on as many languages as needed.
The project is non-profit. We use donation and advertising as financial sources to cover hosting and technical service expenses. The content of the site is launched for free by our Volunteer Team – and you are welcome to join it. Check out ‘Donate’ and ‘How to contribute’ section to know more about it.
Q-FILES (ILLUSTATED GENERAL EMCYCLOPEDIA)
Q-files is an online encyclopedia specially designed for children.
The site is the creation of Orpheus Books Limited, a publishing company based in Oxford, England. Established in 1993, Orpheus is one of the world's leading producers of children's non-fiction and reference books. Over the years Orpheus has partnered with some of the world’s largest publishers, including Oxford University Press, Penguin, Reader's Digest, HarperCollins, Langenscheidt, Random House, Barron’s, Gale, Brockhaus, Casterman and many others.
The pages in Q-files have been written by specialist children's writers, working alongside the experienced editorial team at Orpheus. Every page has been submitted to the detailed scrutiny of our team of consultants. Users can therefore be assured of the highest standards of accuracy and reliability. The site is improved, expanded and updated on a daily basis.
MEDLINEPLUS (MEDIACAL ENCYCLOPEDIA)
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
DIRACDELAT (SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ENCYCLOPEDIA)
We are a small consultancy formed from a group of people with very different skills in engineering, physics and software engineering. The encyclopedia was created so that we could store and share information that we need on a daily basis. After a number of years of using the database (the cd version that is) we decided that we should see if it was of use to others. This encyclopedia has been built based on what we need and so there are a number of topics missing or not covered in enough depth, however, our local working version gets updated every day with more information and data and we plan to upload this to the website once a month.
SYMBOLS (symbols, signs and flags)
Symbols.com is a unique online encyclopedia that contains everything about symbols, signs, flags and glyphs arranged by categories such as culture, country, religion, and more. Explore our world of symbols by category, alphabetically or simply search by keywords.
Our huge collection of symbols range from ancient alchemical signs, ashanti adinkra and anarchism to modern currency signs and awareness ribbons.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) (ISSN 2161-0002) was founded in 1995 to provide open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, volunteers, and technical advisers. At present, the IEP has over a million visitors per month, and about 20 million page views per year. The Encyclopedia is free of charge and available to all users of the Internet world-wide. The staff of 30 editors and approximately 300 authors hold doctorate degrees and are professors at universities around the world, most notably from English-speaking countries.