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Subject: Art History and Art

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Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
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Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
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Adforum.com : resources for the worldwide advertising community
Description:  The AdForum database contains information on over 20,000 advertising agencies and 90,000 advertisements (images, moving images, tv, print, interactive, etc.) from around the world (over 100 countries are represented in the database).
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Année philologique : APh
Description:  Online version of L'année philologique, an index of publications on the study of classical civilization.
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Art abstracts
Description:  Provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts for more than 400 leading international publications pertaining to a variety of art types. This bibliographic database indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.
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Art law & cultural property
Description:  These two sets of resources: International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) and Case Law and Statutes (CLS) will help users navigate the increasingly complex and abundant body of legislation and case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks.
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ARTbibliographies modern
Description:  "Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. The coverage of ABM is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. Dates of Coverage: 1974 - current"
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Artnet.com research library
Description:  "Contains works from over 180,000 artists are represented; searchable by artist, title, sale location, date, size, and price." -- About us page.
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Arts & humanities citation index
Description:  Multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
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ARTstor
Description:  Searchable database of more than 300,000 digital images and associated catalog data. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well asmany other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, and download images.
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AskART.com
Description:  A database of information about North American artists, including names, birth and death dates, state or local affiliation, fields in which artist worked, book and periodical references to artist, dealers and museums where works may be viewed, auction prices of works, some biographical details, etc. Aims at being an unbiased source of information about the commercial value of each artist's work through a comprehensive system of comparables.
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Berg fashion library
Description:  Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.
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BHA and RILA
Description:  A comprehensive bibliographical database of scholarly writing about the history of western art, containing "abstracts and indexes of current publications in the history of art, including scholarly journals, conferences, book, exhibition reviews, and exhibition catalogues." The abstracts may be in English or in French, and index terms (descriptors) are in both English and French.
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British periodicals
Description:  When complete, British Periodicals will consist of searchable full text of more than 460 journals published from the 1680s to the 1930s. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
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C19, the nineteenth century index
Description:  C19 indexes publications, including books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers, and archives, of the Anglo-American World, 1790-1919. You may search the entire index and thus all the resources contained within it, or limit your search to one of the individual resources included in the database.
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Corpus vasorum antiquorum
Description:  Website for the online version of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum project of the Union Académique Internationale, which involves publication of a collection of images of primarily Greek ancient vases dating from 6,000 B.C. to 400 A.D. from more than 120 collections in 26 countries. Provides an online searchable database of digitized text and images, browsable by country and museum, and searchable by fabric, technique, provenance and other aspects. Describes the project, with the invitation of the Union Académique Nationale and sponsorship of the Getty Grant Program and other institutions, for the Beazley Archive at Oxford University to digitize the approximately 250 out of print fascicules (out of over 300 published) over the period 2002-2004. The project is on-going; new fascicules are being published and participating museums have the opportunity to contribute to the on-line database.
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Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem : the Jewish history resource center
Description:  Contains over 6000 links to websites in more than 30 categories dealing with Jewish History.
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Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
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EAI online resource guide for exhibiting, collecting & preserving media art
Description:  "EAI's Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art addresses key issues and brings together information on current practices and critical dialogue relating to single-channel video, computer-based art and media installation."
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Film & television literature index
Description:  "Film & Television Literature Index is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. It has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews"--Database description screen.
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Getty thesaurus of geographic names online
Description:  Contains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places. Composed of names and other information contributed by several Getty projects, including the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), the Foundation for Documents of Architecture (FDA), the Getty Center Photo Study Collection (GCPS), and the Getty Information Institutes Vocabulary Program (VP). The TGN is the only available automated geographical resource that is hierarchical, global in scope, and targeted at researchers, catalogers, librarians, and archivists dealing with the history of art and architecture. The logical focus of a TGN record is the "place." Each place has attributes, including names, place types and coordinates. The places are arranged in hierarchies representing the current political and physical world.
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GROVEart : Welcome to www.groveart.com
Description:  Full-text of the Dictionary of Art (45,000 articles) with 100,000 linked images from the Bridgeman Art Library. Uses search modes: Boolean, concept, free-text, and pattern searching.
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HAPI online
Description:  The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is a source for over 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 34,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
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Index of Christian art
Description:  Based on The index of Christian art, a thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects to 1400, begun at Princeton University in 1917. Contains works electronically indexed by the archive since 1991 when computerization started.
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International bibliography of art
Description:  "The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is the definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art, and is published exclusively by ProQuest. IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and includes the most recent index records that were created by the Getty Research Institute as part of BHA. These records were created in 2008-2009, and cover scholarship up to 2009, including retrospective records for material published in previous years. ProQuest will be building on this by adding 25,000 new records per year going forwards, ensuring unbroken coverage of indexed journals." - database help screen (as viewed on Sept. 16, 2010).
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International Children's Digital Library
Description:  "The materials included in the collection reflect similarities and differences in cultures, societies, interests, lifestyles, and priorities of peoples around the world."--Project Overview page.
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International index to performing arts full text
Description:  "Multidisciplinary information resource designed specifically for the performing arts. It provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text from many sources covering film, theatre, dance, stagecraft, television, and more. Offering the widest span of scholarship available, IIPA Full Text ranges from 1864 to the most current issues." -- Home page.
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Iter : gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Description:  A bibliography of approximately 230,000 articles and reviews drawn from over 400 medieval and renaissance journal titles. Updated daily and with more than 60,000 new records added annually, will be of great use to scholars interested in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
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JSTOR
Description:  Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
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Medieval Manuscripts on the Web
Description:  List of digitized medieval manuscripts available on the web.
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Music & performing arts online
Description:  "A new portal brings International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) together in one site, enabling users to search both resources simultaneously." -- About this site.
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Oxford art online
Description:  Oxford Art Online enables access and cross-search functionality to Grove and Oxford reference content in one location. Provides access to Grove Art Online, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Includes image partnerships with ARTstor, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Images for College Teaching, Art Resource, Artists Rights Society and numerous international art galleries and artists.
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Oxford bibliographies
Description:  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas. Each of these features an introduction to the topic. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a feature that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford bibliographies : art history
Description:  Provides expert commentary to help students and scholars find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. Subject coverage: Art History.
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Research at the Getty
Description:  Provides access to resources, special collections, publications, public events and other scholarly activities of the Getty Research Institute.
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RI OPAC : Literature Database for the Middle Ages
Description:  The RI-Opac is a freely accessible database, covering all disciplines of medieval sciences for the European language sphere. Within the context of the project Regesta Imperii Online, the RI-Opac is both an online bibliography of the literature quoted in RI publications and a freely accessible, comprehensive database for historical research. One of the system's main goals is the in-depth recording of non-independently published literature, such as essays and proceedings; brought together from myriad collected editions and magazines even of the most remote origin.
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Routledge performance archive
Description:  "The Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre. ... Included here are interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with specialist actor trainers from around the world; unique footage direct from the legendary practitioners themselves; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners and specialists, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics"--About the Routledge performance archive.
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Warburg Institute Library Digital Collection
Description:  The aim of these digital collections is to make out-of-print source material on Medieval and Renaissance studies freely available online. A low resolution version of the pdf file is placed on the web and made available through the ulrls catalogue.
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WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
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