The University of Delaware Library - has a comprehensive research collection with over 2,700,000 volumes and possesses an excellent Special Collections department, including the George M.A. Hanfmann Professional Library of Ancient Art, the Lloyd and Edith Havens Goodrich-Albert Pinkham Ryder archive, and rare ephemera and publications on Italian Futurism.
A research guide to Art History resources provided by the University of Delaware Library, which includes licensed databases which are available only to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Delaware, can be found at: http://guides.lib.udel.edu/arthistory
Databases for Art History can be found at: http://guides.lib.udel.edu/arthistory
The University of Delaware Library provides access to ARTstor. ARTstor is a major database comprised of digital images and related data, and it provides the tools to make active use of those images. ARTstor contains over 1.5 million digital images of visual material from different cultures and disciplines, and it seeks to offer sufficient breadth and depth to support a wide range of non-commercial educational and scholarly activities.
ARTstor can be found at: http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/artstor.html
The Visual Resources Collection - The Visual Resources Collection in 211 Old College offers instruction in the creation and use of images in teaching and research. The Visual Resources Collection also administers VisualCat (sometimes called LUNA), the University of Delaware's local collection of approximately 65,000 digital images of works of art.
VisualCat (LUNA) can be found at: http://css-luna.win.udel.edu:8180/luna/servlet
University Museums - The Old College Gallery and the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art in Mechanical Hall serve Art History's teaching needs by scheduling exhibitions that relate to courses and as a laboratory for the study of museum methods. The University Museums offer students the opportunity to work with and research original works of art and to gain experience and knowledge of conservation and exhibition techniques.
Winterthur Library, which specializes in American Art and material culture, is open to graduate students in Art History. The Delaware Art Museum has a comprehensive collection of American Art and the Bancroft English Pre-Raphaelite Collection. Students may easily take advantage of numerous major museums, libraries, and archives in Philadelphia (50 minutes), Baltimore (1 1/4 hours), Washington and New York (2 hours).