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Library Online Resources for Fine Arts

Alphabetical list of databases:
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Databases (TexShare icon indicates a TexShare database) - Relevant Web Sites
 Database Description Full Text Service
Academic Search Complete A comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary database, featuring thousands of full-text journals. This resource offers coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women’s studies, zoology, and many other fields. full text icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
ARTstor Searchable database of digital images and associated catalog data, with new image collections added several times a year. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women’s studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, download and organize images. full text icon ARTstor
CAMIO OCLC’s Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. Full Text Icon OCLC
Humanities International Complete Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals covering worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. Full Text Icon EBSCOhost
Music Index This database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 475 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals.   EBSCOhost
Project MUSE Offers full-text, online access to over 200 essential periodicals in the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. Full Text Icon EBSCOhost
American Memory Project Gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.  This site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections Full Text Icon Gov/Library of Congress
Clase y Periodica CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology.  This database offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues.   FirstSearch
Directory of Open Access Journals Service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it is not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. Full Text Icon TexShare icon TexShare
Dissertations and Theses Contains more than 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Since 1997, new publications have been available electronically, and many publications can be ordered through the system for a fee. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. Angelo State University faculty, students, and staff have free access to 24 page previews and the full text in PDF format, when available, of all ASU theses published through UMI Dissertation Publishing. Full Text Icon ProQuest
Dissertations and Theses in Texas Hosted institutional repository service, developed by the the Texas Digital Library, which allows Texas institutions of higher learning to preserve and provide wide online access to their scholarly and pedagogic output. Full Text Icon Texas Digital Library
Films on Demand Films On Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7. Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders. Full Text Icon Films for the Humanities and the Sciences
Handbook of Latin American Studies (expert search page) Bibliography of materials, selected and annotated by scholars, published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary and multilingual Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities.   Gov/Library of Congress
Voice of the Shuttle “Woven” by Alan Liu, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, VoS is one of the earliest humanities research portals. It began in 1994 as a 70+ Web-page directory of humanities research resources organized by field, historical period, author, etc. It was reimplemented in 2001 as a database-to-Web system allowing for dynamic views of the data (general to specific) and user contributions.   Univ. of California at Santa Barbara
WorldCat OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide (includes records from NetFirst, listed below)   FirstSearch
 Relevant Web Sites
Artcyclopedia This site serves as a comprehensive index to the online exhibits of thousands of artists. Search by artist’s name or browse the A to Z listing. Entries include links to museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. The focus is primarily painting and sculpture, but a smattering of other media (e.g., architecture, decorative arts) is represented.
Art History Research Center Resource guide to art Web sites of scholarly and educational use.
Art History Resources on the Web This is a very large, well-organized pathfinder page organized by time period as well as by region. It’s an excellent place to start for all periods of Art History
Art Institute of Chicago Search and view online selected works from the collections at the Art Institute of Chicago
ArtSource Created by a former art librarian, this site contains annotated links to art and architecture sites. Categories include electronic exhibitions, image collections, online art journals, art schools and university art/architecture programs, libraries, museums, and organizations.
Getty Museum Browse by artist, type of artist, or medium
Guggenheim Museum Selections from the collection. Browse by artist, movement, title, medium, date, concept, museum (including Guggenheim Bilbao and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection).
Louvre Museum Several searchable databases including Atlas: Database of Works on Display in the Louvre; Inventory of the Department of Prints and Drawings; La Fayette: Database of American Art and more.
Metropolitan Museum of Art About 6,500 objects—highlights from each of the Museum’s curatorial departments as well as the entire Department of European Paintings and the entire Department of American Paintings and Sculpture—can be accessed online.
Mother of all Art and Art History Link Pages This extensive Web site is organized into the following categories: Art History Departments; Research Resources; Resources for Visual Collections; Image Collections and Online Art; Online Exhibitions; Fine Art Schools and Departments; Art Museums; Textual and Linguistic Resources; New Media Art and Resources. It is sponsored by the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan
Sheet Music Collections Annotated guide to collections of sheet music publicly accessible either through a web page or online catalog (maintained by the Duke University Library)
World Wide Arts Resources This is a gateway site for many aspects of the art trade, including information on contemporary artists as well as news on current exhibitions