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Featured Image Databases

  • ArtStor  
    ARTstor Charter Collection currently contains nearly 500,000 images across many times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
  • Index of Christian Art
  • Artsy  
  • Corbis Images
    One of the most well-known collections of images. Includes both licensed images and a large collection of royalty-free images.

Online Catalog

Find Journal Articles and Encyclopedia Entries

  • Art Full-Text (formerly Art Abstracts)
    Covers more than 450 international art publications, including journals and magazines, museum bulletins, and other art publications.
  • JSTOR  
    Full text of hundreds of journals in the arts and sciences, including important art history journals such as Art Bulletin and Burlington Magazine.
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)  
    The primary database in education, this database includes articles and research in the field of art education.
  • Humanities International Complete  
    Covers more than 1,700 journals in all fields of the humanities. Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective Index  
    Cites articles from English-language periodicals, including some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals, including art and art history.
    DATES covered: 1907-1984.
  • Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online)
    THE major encyclopedia of art, the printed version ran to 30+ volumes.
  • Artcyclopedia
    Information on over 6000 artists, usually includes brief biographical information and links to collections holding the artist's work.

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