The Getty Research Portal™ is a free online search platform providing worldwide access to an extensive collection of digitized art history texts from a range of institutions. This multilingual and multicultural union catalog affords art historians and other researchers the ability to search and download complete digital copies of publications devoted to art, architecture, material culture, and related fields.

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The Getty Research Portal is a collaborative project initiated by the Getty Research Institute in 2012. Founded with a group of international contributors, including the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, the Biblioteca de la Universidad de Málaga, the Frick Art Reference Library, the Heidelberg University Library, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, members of the New York Art Resources Consortium, and the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Portal aggregates access to an ever-increasing number of digitized art-historical texts from a growing list of contributors.

With its corpus of art-historical literature, the Portal has the potential to innovate how art historians conduct research, providing a single-search approach to an exponentially richer collection than could ever be made available through the resources of a single library. It is an especially useful tool for scholars and students without access to a major art history library. The Portal also allows for comparative research between texts from various institutions in a way that was previously impossible unless one viewed the physical books in their respective holding libraries.

The Research Institute continues to spearhead this project, working both to rapidly digitize its own holdings and to add new contributors. Libraries and other organizations interested in becoming contributors to the Portal are asked to review the Guidelines for Contributions, which include an online submission form.