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Visual Arts

Subject Specific Databases:

Art Full Text
Access: EBSCOhost, network restricted
Coverage: 1984-present
Content: Indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications - now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. In addition to articles, this database indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

ARTstor
Access: network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: ARTstor is a collection of nearly one million digital images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and the social sciences. It includes a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching. Once the Digital Library loads, you can take a minute to register for a user account or log in to your existing account for advanced functionality such as downloading images.ARTstor User Guide (PDF)

Bibliography of the History of Art
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: 1990-2007
Content: Hosted by the Getty Research Institute, the BHA is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art.

Fine Arts and Music Collection
Access: InfoTrac, network restricted
Coverage: 1980-present
Content: Collection of 200 full-text periodicals covers different types of art and expression. It provides broad coverage of the arts from music and music theory to drama and the performing arts. It also provides content in the visual arts and art history.

MetPublications
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: 1964-present
Content: A portal to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since the Met's founding in 1870. It will also include online publications.

Wellcome Images
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: varies
Content: Wellcome Images provides free access to over 100,000 high resolution images from the Wellcome Library, one of the world's major resources for studying medical history. The collection includes manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements, all released under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license for anyone to use, with attribution.

Your Paintings
Access: unrestricted
Coverage: varies
Content: Collection of 200,000+ oil paintings from local and national museum collections in the United Kingdom. The site is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation, and participating museums and collections.

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