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  • Art (Abstracts &) Full Text
    Subjects: Art
    Contains: Citations, abstracts and select full text from an international array of peer-selected publications
    Coverage: Indexing 1984-, Abstracting 1994-, “select” Full Text 1997-
  • Oxford Art Online (Includes Grove Art Online)
    Subject: Art, Art History
    Contains: Articles, biographical essays, definitions, and images of works about artists, themes, styles, and genre. Oxford Art Online is the access point to several of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works, including Grove Art Online.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)/Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA)
    Subjects: Art, Art History
    Contains: Citations from journals and books
    Coverage: Materials published between 1975 and 2007
  • Union List of Artist Names® Online for BHA and RILA  
    ULAN includes proper names and associated information about artists. Names in ULAN may include given names, pseudonyms, variant spellings, names in multiple languages, and names that have changed over time (e.g., married names). Among these names, one is flagged as the preferred name.
  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online for BHA and RILA
    Provides terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture and material culture.
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
    Subjects: Modern and contemporary art
    Contains: Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews.
    Coverage: Late 1960s to present.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
    Subjects: Arts and humanities.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts to journal articles. Citation mapping. Some non-English language material included.
    Coverage: 1975-present
  • Historical Abstracts
    Subjects: History, social and cultural studies of Europe, and South America.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts to journal articles, books, dissertations from prehistory to current. Includes non-English language material.
    Coverage Dates: 1954 - present.

Digital Image Collections and more!

  • ARTstor
    ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Contains images from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists, and artists' estates.
  • Google Art Project
    collaboration between Google and 151 art partners from across 40 countries. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share
  • Bridgeman Art Library
    Founded in 1972, the Bridgeman Art Library works with museums, art galleries and artists to make the best art available for reproduction. Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented. Fine art, design, antiques, maps, architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, anthropological artefacts and many others also feature in the collection.
  • CAMIO: Art Museum Images
    Subject: Art

    Contents: Images and detailed descriptions for educational use only.

  • Yale Digital Commons
    Cross Collection Discovery (CCD) provides a way to search across Yale's collections of art, natural history, books, and maps, as well as photos, audio, and video documenting people, places, and events that form part of Yale's institutional identity and contribution to scholarship. The content searchable in CCD will grow as additional University departments make use of the service to share Yale's collections with the Yale community and the world.
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery
    Provides free and open access to over 685,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs, and more.
  • ArchNet Digital Library-Islamic World
    Large collection of digital images from the Islamic world. Searchable by country, building use, building type, building style,century, decade, and more.
  • American Memory Collection (Library of Congress)
    Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.
  • Academic Commons Wiki
    Includes the Art History/Architecture/Photography section of the Academic Commons Wiki, created by a community of faculty, academic technologists, librarians, administrators, and other academic professionals.
  • Women Art Revolution : videotape interviews by Lynn Hershman-Leeson for film, 1990-2008 M1639
    The artists’ and critics’ interviews presented here chronicle the founding years of the feminist art movement in the 1970s. While focusing on the events of that decade and the following, these narratives also discuss the impact of the civil rights, anti-war, and women’s rights movements.

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