Oxford Art Online
  1. Logging In
  2. Home Page
  3. Quick Start
  4. Article Structure
  5. Navigating Oxford Art Online
  6. Search Results
  7. Browsing
  8. Technical Information

Welcome to Oxford Art Online Help

Oxford Art Online (OAO) allows users to access and cross-search multiple Oxford Art reference titles in one location. The works currently available in Oxford Art Online are:

  •  Grove Art Online (includes the full texts of The Dictionary of Art)
  •  Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  •  The Oxford Companion to Western Art
  •  Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  •  The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

 

For more information about Oxford Art Online, click here.

To start using OAO straight away, you may prefer to jump to the Quick Start section of this document.

 

1.  Logging In

You, or your library or an institution with which you are affiliated, must have a current subscription to one or more resources to log in to Oxford Art Online.

For information about subscribing, click here.

 

1.1.  With user name and password

If you have your own subscription to one or more of the resources available through Oxford Art Online, type your user name and password in the login fields on the left-hand side of the page.

Your password is case-sensitive.

If you have problems logging in, or have forgotten your password, please consult Subscriber Services.

 

1.2.  From a subscribing institution

If you are logging in to Oxford Art Online from an institution which has a subscription, or if your institution uses a referring URL system, you should enter the site automatically.

If you are returned to the login page, please consult your system administrator or librarian.

 

1.3.  With your library card

Some libraries allow remote access to websites to which they subscribe. Your librarian can tell you if that option is available to you.

If your library does allow remote access, enter your library card number in the Library Card field on the home page. If you encounter difficulties entering the site using your library card number, please consult your librarian.

 

1.4.  Problems

If you are not a subscriber and tried to follow a cross-reference to Oxford Art Online, please use your browser's back button to return to what you were reading.

If you still have a problem, contact your system administrator or go to Subscriber Services.

 

1.5.  Timing out

Every time you log in to Oxford Art Online you begin a session – a period during which the subscription system recognizes you as a user. If you log out, close your browser, spend some time on the public pages of the site or simply do nothing in the OAO site for 30 minutes, your session will time out. If this happens, you will be asked to log in again.

If you are using your own computer, you can minimize this inconvenience by setting your browser to remember your username and password.

 

1.6.  Athens authentication

Members of participating Athens institutions with a subscription to one or more of the resources available through Oxford Art Online can now use the Athens service on and off campus with their personal Athens username and password. Please go to the Athens log in page or use your MyAthens link. Oxford Art Online is an Athens single sign-on (SSO) resource.

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2. Home Page

This section describes components of the home page.

To start using OAO straight away, you may prefer to go on to the Quick Start section of Help.

 

2.1.  Site Header

Across the top of the screen is the site header which contains links to administrative and information resources. It appears on every page. 

  • Home returns you to the home page
  • About contains information about Oxford Art Online and the different resources available
  • What's New provides information about current updates and developments
  • Subscriber Services provides help and contact details for questions about your subscription, and account management facilities for library administrators
  • Contact Us tells you how to contact us with your feedback
  • Help opens these Help pages

 

You can click on the Oxford Art Online logo from any page within the site to return to the home page.

 

2.2.  What's Inside

Listed under What's Inside are the names of the resources included in your subscription. Follow the link to see more information on any title.

 

2.3.  Find Out More

Follow these links for more information on Oxford Art Online:

  • What's New updates you on the latest OAO developments and new content
  • FAQ offers answers to the most common questions on content, access, subscriptions, and technical matters
  • Guided Tour gives you a walk-through demo of the site
  • Resources for librarians provides information of interest to librarians and administrators managing a subscription
  • Tips for Users is a quick guide to using the site

 

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3.  Quick Start

This part of Help is designed to assist you start using Oxford Art Online right away. There are two main ways to access content on the site:

  • Searching: type what you want to find into the search box
  • Browsing: look at the indexes across the top of the page and choose entries to view

 

3.1.  Searching

You can search all the available resources included in your subscription, or restrict your search to one or more specific sources (e.g. Grove Art Online only).

 

3.1.1. Searching All Sources

 

To find information on a specific artist (e.g. Renoir), topic (e.g. Aboriginal Australia), or image (e.g. Sunflowers) across all the available resources:

  1. On any page, type or paste the terms you want to find into the search box in the top right-hand corner. Leave the "Search Only" boxes unchecked.

 

  1. SEARCH or press enter.

The list of matching entries and images is displayed on the Search Results page.

 

3.1.2. Searching a Specific Source

 

To limit your search to the content of Grove Art or Benezit:

  1. On any page, type or paste the term you want to find into the search box at the top right-hand corner.

 

  1. Check the Search Only box beneath the search field next to the desired source. Boxes will remain checked throughout your session until you change them. (Note: Boxes will only appear for sources included in your subscription.)
  2. Click SEARCH or press enter.

To restrict your search to other or multiple sources in Oxford Art Online (e.g., to search both Grove Art Online and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics):

  1. Search directly from the All Content, Biographies, Subject Entries, and Images browse pages. Type your search item into the Search content box and choose your source(s) from the list below, before clicking SEARCH.
  2. Use any of the advanced searches: Main, Biographies, or Bibliographies, and check the sources you wish to search.
  3. Search by source directly from the Search Results page using the refinement options in the left-hand column.

 

3.1.3. Searching for Images

 

You can restrict your search to images only:

  1. Type or paste the term you want to find in the search box in the right-hand corner of the page and tick the Search Only box for images.
  2. Click SEARCH or press enter.

 

The list of matching articles is displayed on the Search Results page.

 

3.1.4. Search Results

 

The matching articles and/or images are listed on the results page(s).

The number of results appears at the top of the page. The results are listed in the main part of the page.

Each result consists of the name of the article, followed by a brief excerpt from the part of the article that contains your search term; for images, the result will be a thumbnail and caption. The last line lists the source of the result.

When viewing a result, the matching search term(s) are highlighted in the text.

You have the option to refine the results by limiting them to a particular resource, category, and entry type using the Display Results from: option at the left. For more detailed information on viewing and filtering results, see the more extensive section on Search Results.

 

3.1.5. Searching within this article

 

You can search only within the article you are viewing. This is helpful for articles that are spread over multiple pages, such as families (where each member has his or her own page) and large articles with multiple sections (such as some country articles). It is also useful for articles on one page when searching for words with diacritics, which do not work in most browsers’ find [CTRL + F] feature.

Look for the Search within this article link at the top left of each article.

  1. Click on the plus sign [+] to expand the article search box, enter your term(s) and click SEARCH.
  2. The search box expands to display a list of hits.
  3. Headings locate the search hits within sections of the article.
  4. Search terms will be highlighted within the text.
  5. Click on a hit to jump to it.

 

3.2.  Browsing

Another way to view the material is to browse its content indexes.

Below the Oxford Art Online logo is the Browse bar. There are several indexes to choose from. They list the material across all the resources covered by your subscription.

  • All Content lists all the articles
  • Biographies lists the biographies only
  • Subject entries lists the non-biographical articles only
  • Images list the images only
  • Tools and Resources links to additional resources: abbreviations guide, timelines of world art, thematic guides, and MoMA/Grove Art Resources for Educators

 

3.2.1. Browsing an Index

 

To open an index, click on its name in the browse bar. The first page of the index is displayed, with the list of alphabetical sections at the top of the screen. The items are shown in alphabetical order by title. Please note that, with images, browse is currently ordered by the first letter of the caption, which most often begins with the first name of the artist or name of the work when the artist is unknown (e.g. to find images for Pablo Picasso, type pablo in the Go to box). The item's type (e.g. Biography) is given in brackets and its source (e.g. Grove Art Online) is given below.

You can navigate the index in a number of ways:

  • To move to the next or previous page, click the Next or Previous buttons at the base of the page
  • To move to the start of an alphabetical section (e.g. articles beginning with T), click on its letter at the top of the page
  • To move quickly to the part of the index that matches a particular word or part of a word, type it into the Go to box and click GO or press enter

 

For more information on how articles are structured, see Article Structure.

 

3.2.2. Browsing a Specific Source

 

You can limit your browsing to one or more of the available sources (e.g. Grove Art Online only, or The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics). In addition, you may limit according to categories in Grove and Benezit.

 

3.2.2.1. Browsing a Source

 

By default, all the sources are selected for browsing.

To limit your browsing to one or more specific source(s):

  1. Click on the box for each of the sources you want. (To deselect a source click on it again).
  2. Type or paste the item you want to find in the search box.
  3. Click SEARCH or press enter.

Note: Ticking all the boxes is the equivalent of selecting none. In both cases articles from all the sources will be displayed.

 

3.2.2.2. Specifying a Category

 

To browse articles related to various topics in Grove or Benezit, click on the title's adjacent symbol to view a list of categories and nested subcategories. Expand and collapse the list using and buttons

To limit your brows results to one or more of these categories, click on the desired boxes. (To deselect a category click on it again). Click GO and the results list is updated to show only articles from the categories you chose.

 

3.2.3. Searching from Browse View

 

3.2.3.1. Searching All Sources

 

  1. Type or paste the item you want to find in the search box in the top right-hand corner.

 

  1. Click SEARCH or press enter
  2. The list of matching articles is displayed on the Search Results page.

 

3.2.3.2. Searching a Specific Source

 

To restrict your search to one (or more) sources (e.g. The Oxford Companion to Western Art):

  1. Type or paste the item you want to find in the Search content box.

 

  1. Check the title(s) of the source(s) you want to search in the Browse content box below.

 

  1. Click SEARCH or press enter.

The list of matching articles is displayed on the Search Results page.

 

3.2.3.3 Searching Biographies, Subject Entries, and Images

 

To confine your search to biographies (articles about individuals, e.g. Claude Monet), subject entries (articles on specific topic, e.g. Salerno), or images (e.g. Garden of Love):

  1. Navigate to the Biographies, Subject Entries, or Images page using the tool bar below the logo.
  2. Type your search term into the Search box on the left.
  3. Click SEARCH or press enter.

The list of matching articles/images is displayed on the Search Results page.

 

3.3.  Tools and Resources

Another way to quickly familiarize yourself with Oxford Art Online content is via the Tools and Resources page. Individual Tools and Resources pages for Grove Art and Benezit contain links to a variety of content overviews and guides, as well as lists of all abbreviations used in each resource.

Click here to access Tools and Resources.

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4. Article Structure

The article (or image) is displayed in the main part of the screen. If you navigated to it from a search results page, your search terms are highlighted in the text.

 

4.1. Source and Entry Title

The article's source and title are given at the top left. The possible sources are:

  • Grove Art Online (The Dictionary of Art)
  • Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art

 

 

4.2. Author and Signature Information

For Grove Art Online, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art articles, the author will be recorded in the blue box at the top left.

The signature will also appear at the bottom of the article or, for larger Grove Art articles, the article section. For articles with three or more authors, you can see a full list by clicking Cite

 

4.3. Article Contents

The article's table of contents is listed here. Larger articles may have sections and subsections. The section headings can be viewed and hidden in the Article Contents by expanding and collapsing the and buttons.

To jump to any of the sections or subsections listed, click on the heading in the Article Contents.

 

4.4. Article Tab

You navigate to the article tab when you first open the article. Click on this tab to return to the main article text at any time.

 

4.5. Images Tab

Some entries include an imgage tab. Click here to view the images related to and displayed in the article. Image embedded in or referenced in the article display at the top of the pages. Click on an image; and it will open in a separate window with a complete caption. For some images, you may click the image to see it enlarged.

 

4.5.1. External Images

 

In addition there may be a list of links to images on other websites, listed by artist, title, and source. These links open in separate browser windows.

 

4.5.2. Related Images from Other Resources

 

Some images' tabs also contain links to online digital image libraries ARTstor, Art Resource, and Bridgeman Art Library. Some content on these sites is available by subscription only.

 

4.6. Related Content Tab

Some entries include a related content tab. Click here to see more links related to the current article.

  • More articles lists other Oxford Art Online articles on the same subject (e.g. Monet, Claude)
  • Related articles lists Oxford Art Online articles on related topics (e.g. for Monet: Bazille, Frédéric, Competition, Egypt)
  • Links to external resources lists articles on the same subject outside Oxford Art Online (e.g. the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)

 

 

4.7. Cross-references

Many articles contain internal cross-references, either to another part of the same article or to another article from the same source title. These are highlighted in blue. Click on a cross-reference to follow it.

 

4.8. Highlight On/Off

If you open an article following a search, your search term is highlighted in yellow. To toggle highlighting on and off, click Highlight On/Off.

 

4.9. Printing an Article

To print the current article, click Print. The article will open in a new window in a printer-friendly format.

 

4.10. Sending an Email Link

To email a link to the current article, click Email and fill out the form. Recipients must have a subscription to view the linked page.

 

4.11. Citing an Article

Click Cite to view citation information for the current article in MLA and Chicago format. These citations can be cut and pasted directly into academic work. This page also contains links to tools enabling you to export citations to personal citation management packages in the following formats: EndNote™, ProCite™, ReferenceManager™, and RefWorks™.

Clicking on Cite will also provide you with a full list of article authors.

 

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5. Navigating Oxford Art Online

There are two main ways of finding content:

  • Search You can search by a term or name, limiting your search in various ways to find exactly what you want.
  • Browse can be used to navigate the contents lists for Oxford Art Online resources, together or separately, as you would with a printed book. It is possible to browse specific types of entries, like biographies.

 

 

5.1. Searching

There are two ways to search:

  • Quick search: This is a standard search in which you can use special characters, wildcards and Boolean operators if you wish. By default, you are searching all resources by using quick search
  • Advanced search: A more complex search which allows you to limit your search to different parts of articles (entry title, bibliographies, etc.) or search specifically for images, biographies, and bibliographies

 

 

5.2. Quick Search

By default, quick search searches the full text of all content available to you in Oxford Art Online. You can also limit your search to the content of only Grove or Benezit by checking the tick-box below the search box, and this preference will persist throughout your session until you change it. (You will see a tick box for only those resources to which you subscribe.

  1. On any page, type or paste the item you want to find into the search box at the top right-hand corner.

 

  1. Click SEARCH or press enter.

The list of matching results is displayed on the Search Results page. Click on a result to display it.

If you would like to limit your search to one or more resources (e.g., Grove Art Online and The Oxford Companion to Western Art), you can search by source from the search box in the center of the home page or from advanced search. Please visit the Quick Start and Advanced Search sections of this guide for information on how to restrict your search to one or more sources. If you would like to look only for entry titles matching your search term, search only in article bibliographies, or find articles by a specific contributor, use advanced search.

 

5.2.1. General Search Tips

 

Keep these tips in mind when starting any search - they will help you get more accurate and relevant search results.

 

5.2.2. Searching for a Phrase

 

To find a set phrase (.e.g. french realism), enter it in the search box surrounded by quotation marks ("french realism"). If you do not use quotation marks, the site will search for all articles containing the words french OR realism, but not necessarily the two words together.

 

5.2.3. Upper and Lower Case

 

Enter your search terms in lower-case letters, unless you specifically want your search to take case into account. For example, entering conservatoire finds conservatoire and Conservatoire; however, entering Conservatoire will find Conservatoire only Check to be sure that caps lock is off; all caps searches will return few or no results..

 

5.2.4. Special Characters

 

You need not enter accented letters in order to find words that contain accents. However, you can enter them if you want to only find a specific accented term. For example, a search for cafe will find cafe, café, Cafe, Café, CAFE and CAFÉ. A search for Café will find only Café.

Special characters can be pasted into the search box via your computer’s Character Map, using the keyboard equivalents given in Character Map, by typing the Unicode characters, using Alt key codes, via a regional keyboard, or by pasting them into the search box from another source.

 

5.2.5. Special Characters: Keyboard Equivalents

 

Certain special characters may also be entered using their keyboard equivalents. For example, Pentillä may also be entered as Pentillae. The following equivalents apply:

  • ä, Ä = ae, Ae
  • æ, Æ = ae, Ae
  • ï, Ï = ie, Ie
  • ö, Ö = oe, Oe
  • Œ, œ = oe, Oe
  • ü, Ü = ue, Ue
  • ß = ss, SS (Browse mode only, not available in Search mode)

 

5.2.6. Wildcards

 

Wildcards * and ? may be used to replace letters of which you are unsure. ? represents a single letter; for example, entering c?t will find cat, cut, and cot. * may be used in place of one or more letters; for example, c*t will find cat, cut, and cot, but also carat, clot, count, chat, etc.

 

5.2.7. Boolean Operators

 

Boolean operators allow you to combine more than one term in your search, and to find terms near one another. The available Boolean operators are AND, OR, NOT, and NEAR. Type them directly into the search box in capital letters between terms. For example: land NOT sea

AND

AND finds entries in which all your search terms occur (e.g. sea AND land).

OR

OR finds any one or more of your search terms.

For example, sea OR land finds entries which contain the word sea and entries which contain the word land, as well as entries which contain both.

When you type more than one word into the search box, they are automatically treated as if connected by OR. Searching for sea land is the equivalent of searching for sea OR land.

NOT

NOT excludes a search term from your search.

For example, sea NOT land finds entries which contain the word sea but do not contain the word land.

It's rarely advisable to use the NOT operator on its own, as it tends to generate very large numbers of results. NOT land, for example, would find every article that does not contain the word land.

NEAR

NEAR finds terms within a few words of one another.

For example, sea NEAR land finds entries that contain the word sea within a few words of the word land.

Nesting queries using parentheses

Parentheses (or brackets) can clarify a Boolean search, if you are using more than two search terms. For example: (sea OR ocean) AND land finds entries which contain the terms sea and land and entries which contain the terms ocean and land.

This differs from sea OR (ocean AND land) which finds terms entries containing sea or entries containing ocean and land.

 

5.3. Advanced Search

Advanced search allows you to construct detailed searches within specified parts of articles (title, bibliographies, etc.), limit by category, and search images.

Using Advanced Search, you may also search specified sources (e.g. Grove Art Online). To learn more about each of the sources available in Oxford Art Online and how they differ, please visit the About page.

 

5.3.1. Searching a Specific Source Title and Category

 

A standard search covers any reference sources to which you have access. In all types of Advanced Search (with the exception of Image) you have the option to restrict your search to one or more sources or categories.

Click the checkbox of each of the sources you want to include in your search. For more information about the different sources available through Oxford Art Online, click here.

To restrict your search to one or more of the categories, use the and buttons to find the categories and nested subcategories you want, then select them by clicking their checkboxes.

Note: Ticking all the checkboxes is the equivalent of selecting none. In both cases entries from all the sources will be displayed.

 

5.3.2. Main Search

 

A standard search covers the full text of all articles. The Main Search allows you to narrow your search to specific parts of an article: full article text, entry title, bibliography, and contributor (or author). Please note that you can only select one of these fields at a time.

  • Full Article Text searches the main text of an article (excluding the bibliography)
  • Entry Title searches only article titles. For example, a search for "impressionism" will find Impressionism, but not Degas
  • Bibliography searches the text of article bibliographies. Note that you may use bibliographic abbreviations in this search – for example, searching "A Med." will yield the same results as "Arte medievale." To search specific bibliography components (author, title etc.), use the Bibliography Search
  • Contributor finds articles by specific authors in Grove Art Online, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.

 

5.3.3. Image Search

 

An image search finds matching terms in image captions and keywords (the latter are not visible). In addition to artists' names and titles of works (e.g. "Little Blue Horse"), you can also search for broader terms such as "Roman arch", "Delft", "Metropolitan Museum of Art", and so on.

By ticking the checkboxes under the search box, you also have the option of including in search results links to images on other websites and results where online rights are unavailable (these are images that can be found in The Dictionary of Art (1996) print edition but are not online due to copyright restrictions).

 

5.3.4. Biography Search

 

There are several different ways to search biographies:

  • Name searches personal names. You may use last name only (e.g. "picasso"), or first name and last name combined (e.g. "Pablo Picasso" OR "Picasso, Pablo.")
  • Occupation searches for individuals with a particular occupation, such as sculptor or critic.
  • Nationality or country of activity searches by person's native country or place of activity. Note that you may enter Italian or Italy and receive the same results.
  • Year of Birth or Year of Death searches individuals by life dates. Use wildcards to search a group of years – for example, searching for 185* in the Year of Birth box will find articles for subjects born in the 1850s.
  • Place of birth or Place of Death (Grove and Benezit content only) searches by city or country.
  • Sex (Benezit content only) searches for male or female artists

 

Match all fields is selected by default. This means that a result must match all of your search terms to be found.

Select Match any field to find biographies which match ANY of your search terms.

Boolean, wildcard, and all other types of special searching can be used with the Biography Search. For further details of these, refer to General Search Tips.

 

5.3.5. Bibliography Search

 

A bibliography search allows you to search for works cited in article bibliographies by typing in a search term (e.g. Smith) and/or specifying options:

  • Author/Editor Name searches for articles whose bibliographies contain works by a particular author or editor. To get the best results, use the last name only or the last name followed by the first initial
  • Book or Journal Title searches for articles whose bibliographies contain a particular book or journal. Note that you may use bibliographic abbreviations in this search – for example, searching "A. Med." will yield the same results as "Arte medievale."
  • Year of Publication finds articles whose bibliographies contain works published in a particular year
  • Chapter or Article Titlefinds articles with matching book chapter or journal article titles

 

Match all fields is selected by default. This means that a result must match all of your search terms to be found.

Select Match any field to find bibliographies which match any of your search terms.

Boolean, wildcard and all other types of special searching can be used with the Bibliography Search. For further details of these, refer to General Search Tips.

 

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6.  Search Results

The results of your search are displayed on the search results page(s). To move to next or previous page of results, click the Next Page or Previous Page button at the base of the page, or use the page numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.)

The number of results appears at the top of the page. The defaul number of results per page is 25 per page. Change the number of search results per page by selecting a number in the Results Per Page drop-down and clicking GO.

 

 

6.1. Results Display

Each result consists of the name of the article and the article's source.

 

 

When the result listed is a direct headword match (i.e. the name of the article/image is exactly the same as your original search term) an excerpt from the very beginning of the article is shown.

The article/image is displayed with your original search term(s) highlighted.

 

6.1.1. Article Sections

 

For large Grove Art Online articles that have been split into sections, the results list will include the main entry title as well as the headings for each of the sections.

For example, for Mesopotamia, the main article will be listed (Mesopotamia), as will the article sections for different mediums (Mesopotamia: (3) Pottery). You can easily access the main article by opening one of the sections, and navigating through the article’s table of contents.

 

6.2. Results Ordering

Search results in Oxford Art Online appear in the following order:

  • Articles or images whose title (or alternate spelling) directly matches your original search term(s) will be listed first
  • Articles containing a section heading that directly matches your original search term(s) will be listed second
  • Articles or images will then be listed in order of the “density” of your original search term(s) in the article. This is calculated by examining the number of times your original search term(s) occur relative to the length of the article
  • Assuming two articles or images equally meet one of the criteria above (e.g. there are two articles both titled Monet, Claude), biographies will be listed before subject entries, subject entries will be listed before images, and Grove Art and Benezit content will be listed before Oxford reference content

 

 

6.3.  Filtering Results

You can refine your results by source, category, and entry type (e.g. Biographies).

In the box on the left headed Display results from, select the sources, categories, and entry types you want (using the and buttons to open and close any categories), and then click GO.

 

6.4.  Modifying your search

If the results list was produced by an advanced search, you can modify the terms of that search by clicking Refine your search. This opens the advanced search panel with your current search terms still displayed.

Alternatively, click Advanced Search to run a fresh search.

 

6.5.  Printing results

To print the results list, click Print. A printer-friendly version will open in a new window.

 

6.6. Sending an Email Link

To email a link to the current results list, click Email and fill out the form. The email will contain a link to the current results list only, which will be valid for two weeks. Recipients must have access to a subscription to view the linked page.

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7.  Browsing

Another way to navigate content is to browse indexes.

Below the Oxford Art Online logo is the browse bar. There are several indexes to choose from, organized by content type. They list the material across all the resources covered by your subscription.

  • All Content lists all articles
  • Biographies lists biographies only
  • Subject Entries lists non-biographical articles only
  • Images lists all of the images on the site, with thumbnails

 

 

7.1. Browsing an Index

From the browse bar, click on an index to open it. The first page of the index is displayed, with the list of alphabetical sections at the top of the screen.

The items are shown in alphabetical order by entry title. The entry's type (e.g. Biography) is given in brackets and its source title (e.g. Grove Art Online) is given below.

You can navigate an index in a number of ways:

  • To move to the next or previous page, click the Next or Previous button at the top or bottom of the page
  • To move to the start of an alphabetical section (e.g. articles beginning with T), click on its letter at the top of the page
  • To move quickly to the part of the index that matches a particular word or part of a word, type it into the Go To box and click GO or press enter

 

When you open an article, you will see navigation buttons at the top right. Use Previous result and Next result to move to other entries on the browse list; click on Browse list to return to the index.

 

7.2. Browsing a Specific Source

You can limit your browsing to one or more of the available sources (e.g. Grove Art Online only).

To limit results by source(s), select the appropriate checkbox(es) at the left and click the GO button.

Note: Ticking all the checkboxes is the equivalent of selecting none. In both cases articles from all the resources will be displayed.

 

7.3. Browsing by Category

Grove Art and Benezit articles are tagged with category keywords (e.g. Patrons and Collectors). To limit your browse by category, select the appropriate checkbox(es) at the left and the click the GO button. Clicking on the and buttons expands and collapses a list of nested subcategories.

 

7.4. Searching from Browse View

As well as searching via quick search and advanced search, you can find specific articles from the browse pages for all content, biographies, subject entries, or images. The browse search follows the same principle as quick search, but allows you to automatically include current Browse criteria in your search (e.g. Grove Art Online content only).

 

 

8.  Technical information

 

8.1.  Browsers, Settings, and Cookies

 

Will OAO work with my browser?

 

Any modern browser should perform well. Specifically, the site will work on a PC with Windows 95 or higher, using:

  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer 6 or higher
  • Chrome

 

For Mac users, the site will work on a Mac with OS9 or OSX, using:

  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Chrome

 

What settings should I have on my browser?

 

Generally, the site will perform best with your browser's default settings.

To log in, your browser must be set to accept cookies.

To use many of its features you must have JavaScript turned on.

 

Text size

 

The site works best with your browser's default text size setting of medium, or a one step increase or decrease. It will also work reliably at larger text sizes.

At the very largest text sizes, some features in the navigation area at the top of the screen and in the grey navigation bar may have become so large that they are partially hidden behind each other. All these features will continue to work, so long as they are at least partially visible.

Screen resolution

The site is best viewed with a screen resolution of 1024x768, although it will also work at higher and lower resolutions.

 

Accessibility

 

Wherever possible, the site meets Conformance level A (Priority 2) of the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). We have tried to avoid the use of non-W3C formats, and have run Bobby validation for Priority 2 accessibility. Where we have not been able to make a particular feature more accessible, we have tried to ensure that it degrades gracefully.

Please Contact us if you believe barriers remain.

 

Navigation using your keyboard

 

You can move around each screen by using your tab key to move from each area of the page to the next, and then each link, button or entry field on the page to the next. Shift + tab moves in the opposite direction. Dropdown menus unfold when you use the up and down arrows, and the return key acts as a mouse click: it will activate buttons and follow links.

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