PBDS Subject Gateway

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Art Abstracts (EBSCO) more information

Indexes over 300 journals in art, art history, photography, sculpture, architecture, graphic design, film, and museum studies. You can search this and other EBSCO databases simultaneously by clicking the “Choose Databases” link above the search box, checking the boxes for the databases you wish to search (i.e. Communication & Mass Media Complete, Humanities Abstracts, Academic Search Premier, etc.), and clicking OK at the bottom of the screen. Use the Find It button to learn if fulltext is available online, in the library, or through Interlibrary Loan.

JSTOR more information

Provides fulltext access to 450 core scholarly journals in the Arts and Sciences. Coverage begins with the first issue of each journal title. However, JSTOR does not include any articles from the most recent five years. For those you will have to search other sources, such as Art Abstracts.

Bibliography of the History of Art and RILA more information

The Getty now provides free access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA). The databases can be searched together or separately. Searched together, they include article citations from over 1,200 journals covering material published from 1975-2007. The combined database is an important tool for Arts research. However, as a free unsupported database, Cook Library is not able to incorporate the Find It button. Citations found here will need to be tracked down through the library’s Journal List or through Interlibrary Loan.

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ARTstor more information

Contains nearly 500,000 images offering an overview of world art, architecture, and visual culture.

Camio: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online more information

Is a growing online collection documenting works of art from several prominent museum collections.

Berg Fashion Library more information

Provides text, images, and journal content on world dress and fashion, including the ten-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. This database covers all regions of the world, from pre-history to the present day, with content provided by renowned scholars.

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Oxford Art Online more information

Includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and 5,000 images from institutions such as the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also available online is the Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture.

Biography in Context more information

Includes biographical information on more than 150,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Also available online are the Encyclopedia of African American Artists and the Encyclopedia of Native American Artists.

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Last revised: February 24, 2014