About the Database
Scope of the database
Two main categories of art publication are included in
the database: international exhibition catalogues published since the
early 1960s, and books issued by American trade and university presses
Records for more than 46,000 exhibition and collection
catalogues are presented in the database, including virtually all of
the titles that have been made available over the years through
Worldwide's library program. Individually selected on the basis of
their value as art resources from the thousands of catalogues we have
examined each year, these titles include a great majority of the most
significant catalogues published over the past three decades by
European and North American institutions, along with a vast array of
other noteworthy titles.
Art books from American trade and university presses
Beginning with 1992 imprints, some 30,000 books
published or distributed by American presses have been made available
through Worldwide as part of our approval plan and title-by-title order
services. Records for all of these titles are included in the database,
the selection primarily emphasizing publications of significance to
Catalogues from private galleries and collection catalogues are selectively represented.
Stock status of listed titles
Nearly a third of the publications included in the
database are available from our current stock. Although daily changes
in our holdings make it impossible to guarantee the immediate
availability of individual titles, most can be supplied without delay.
If a title is published in more than one edition, we stock the
English-text, hardcover version whenever possible. Trade and university
press titles are offered at the publishers' list prices, with library
discounts indicated by the symbols t (20%) and x (10%). Prices for all
other titles are set at the lowest possible levels but necessarily
reflect the varied discounts and sales terms offered to bookdealers by
Many forthcoming titles are also included in the database and can be ordered for delivery upon
publication. Because the bibliographic data for these titles and their projected prices and dates of
publication are based on information provided by the publishers, we cannot guarantee their accuracy.
Records for titles that are out of print (OP) or out of
stock indefinitely (OSI) have been retained in the database for their
reference and bibliographic value. We do not provide search services
for out-of-print titles, and we can seldom predict the availability or
current prices of titles that are out of stock indefinitely.