Library Catalog

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19th Century Masterfile 1106-1930
Over 20 million documents from over 6,500 books and periodicals published before 1930.Titles in the sciences, humanities, law, medicine, the arts and literature, all integrated into a single resource.

Full text and citations,12th Century to 1930

Link to database

AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature
AATA Online, a service of the Getty Conservation Institute, is a comprehensive database of over 135,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.

Updated quarterly.

Link to AATA Online

AccessScience: the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology on the Web
Full access to articles, dictionary terms, and research updates in all areas of science and technology.

Full Text

Link to AccessScience

ACLS Humanities E-book Collection
Nearly 5,000 books from 73 learned societies.

Full Text

Link to ACLS

African American Newspapers (Readex, a division of Newsbank)
Access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states chronicling the African American experience in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Full Text, 1827–1998

Access the database

African American Periodicals (Readex, a division of Newsbank)
Access to more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Full Text, 1825–1995

Access the database

Afro-Americana Imprints
One of the world's preeminent collections for African-American studies, this full-text collection includes books, pamphlets, and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints spanning nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century.

Link to Afro-Americana Imprints

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon/Artists of the World and Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (IKD)
Includes over one million documents searchable by name, attribution, profession, period, geographical information, gender, date and place of birth or death, exhibitions, and bibliographic source.
AKL Website

Full Text
Updated quarterly.
Artists active from 2650 B.C.E.-

Link to Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon/Artists of the World

An international and collaborative online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. Integrated into JSTOR


Link to Aluka

American Book Prices Current
An annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction (from North America, the UK, with sales from other European countries, 1975-).

Full Text
Updated Monthly.

Link to ABPC Online

American National Biography
Contains over 18,700 biographies, 2,700 illustrations, and more than 900 articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History, which provides historical and social context to the biographies.

Full Text
Updated semi-annually

Link to ANB Online

Archäologische Bibliographie / Realkatalog DAI Rom
Indexes monographs, articles, and reviews about classical archaeology, Etruscology, Minoan archaeology, and prehistory.


Access through Projekt Dyabola. Click on activate IP access and press blue Start button.)


Plaza Reference N 5320 D5B59

Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed over four million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid representing historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.


Link to ArchiveGrid

Art and Architecture Archive
A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. The magazines are scanned from cover-to-cover and presented as full-color page images; detailed indexing permits quick, efficient searching and navigation of this material.


Link to Art and Architecture Archive via ProQuest

The Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)
A structured vocabulary of over 30,000 concepts, including over 100,000 terms, synonyms, definitions, and relationships for objects, styles, materials, and other topics related to art, architecture, and conservation. Getty Vocabulary Program


Link to AAT

Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson)
Over half a century of art literature covering fine, decorative, and commercial art. Content includes high-quality indexing of nearly 600 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed, and citations of over 25,000 book reviews.


Link to database.

Art on Screen
An online compilation of bibliographic information about moving-image productions on the visual arts

The database does not provide information about how to locate copies of the productions or where to view them.

Link to Art on Screen at the Getty Research Institute.

Art Sales Catalogues Online
Contains a growing collection of images of complete historical art sales catalogs from libraries in Europe and the USA. Included is the online edition of the Répertoire des Catalogues de Ventes Publiques by Frits Lugt.

Over 32,000 Full Text Catalogs.
Over 65,000 Lugt Records

Link to Art Sales Catalogues

Art Source
The database covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. This database features full-text articles as well as detailed indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books, podcasts and more. International in scope, Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.


Link to ArtSource via EBSCO

Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance (ATIR)
Leading treatises on art and architecture printed and published from 1470 to 1775 and structured around the two Italian editions of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists.

full text

Link to ATIR via PhiloLogic.

ARTbibliographies Modern
Journal articles, books, essays, dissertations, exhibition catalogs, and exhibition reviews about modern and contemporary arts from late 19th century to present.

Updated monthly.

Link to ARTbibliographies Modern via ProQuest

Online encyclopedia of art and artists wishes to make searching for fine art as efficient as possible by indexing every major resource on the web and taking visitors directly to the most relevant information.

It indexes 2,900 art-related internet sites and provides links to 160,000 sites.


ARTFL Project Main Database (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language)
Full-text French-language texts, 12th–20th centuries.

Full Text
12th-20th C

Link to ARTFL Project Main Database

Citations of articles from more than 16,000 sources in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and technology. Contents

Updated daily.

Link to database in FirstSearch
From another FirstSearch database click on Databases and choose ArticleFirst

Simultaneous Users Limit: None

Research fine art and design with over 4 million illustrated auction prices from more than 1600 international houses (1985 to the present), and more than 300,000 artists.


Available to Getty staff and scholars only (contact Reference at x7390 for on-site access information).
Link to Artnet.

Nonprofit digital library of more than 1.8 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.


Link to Artstor
Click on ENTER.

To use all of the functions of Artstor please Register and Logon.

AtoZ Maps Online
A database of over 4,000 proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps.

Link to AtoZ Maps Online

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Journal articles about architecture, design, urban planning, historic preservation, and landscape architecture.

Updated weekly.

Link to Avery via ProQuest

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Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)
References all parts of Asia through western-language journal articles, individually authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften, and more.


Link to BAS via EBSCOhost
Click on Search or Browse

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) / Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA)
Books, journal articles, conference proceedings, dissertations, festschriften, exhibition catalogs, reviews, and dealers' catalogs about European and American visual arts from late antiquity to present.

(continued by The International Bibliography of Art (IBA))

Search BHA and RILA
Searches, RILA, and RAA separately or simultaneously. Provides an online thesaurus accessing the database's controlled vocabulary and an index listing variations of a selected search term.


Plaza Reference N 5300 R47

Blouin Art Sales Index
International auction sale results, which includes price estimates and the price at which a bidder won an auction, primarily for paintings and works on paper, but also sculpture, prints, and photographs. Many entries include images, provenance, and exhibition history.


Link to Blouin Art Sales Index
Contact Reference (x7390) for on-site access information.
Simultaneous Users
Limit: 1

Bridgeman Images
Images from over 8,000 collections and more than 29,000 artists . Fine art , design, antiques, maps, architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, anthropological artifacts and many others are featured. (Note: There is a charge for downloading images)


Link to Bridgeman Images

Britannica Academic
Combines the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals, and other research tools.

Full Text

Link to Britannica Academic

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Census of Antique Art and Architecture Known to the Renaissance
Includes antique monuments, known in the Renaissance together with the related Renaissance documents in the form of texts and images, and information about locations, persons, and periods as well as bibliographic data.


For larger images Access through Projekt Dyabola. Click on activate IP access and press blue Start button.

Access via the Kunstgeschichtlichen Seminar der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The Chicago Manual of Style
A style manual for American English that provides information on all aspects of print and electronic manuscript preparation.

Full Text
15th and 16th edition

Click on the Chicago Manual of Style Online home page.
Click on the The Chicago Manual of Style link to access the Table of Contents and the Index.

China: Trade, Politics, and Culture 1793-1980
A resource for a wide variety of original source material that details China's interaction with the West and documents multiple perspectives on key historical events.

Full Text

Link to the home page.

Clase and Periódica
Index of over 2,600 Latin American scholarly journals covering the humanities and sciences. Contents

Clase: 1975-
Periódica: 1978- Updated quarterly.

Link to database in FirstSearch
From another FirstSearch database click on Databases and choose ClasePeriodica

Simultaneous Users Limit: None

Colour Index International
Database of commercial products classified according to the Colour Index Generic Name (C.I.G.N.) and the Colour Index Constitution Number (C.I.C.N.).

4th Edition

Link to CII Home Page
Click on Registered Users. Contact Reference (x7390) for on-site access information.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index
The CPCI provides global coverage of over 148,000 conference proceedings from 1990.


Science edition
Social Science & Humanities edition

Corpus der Antiken Denkmäler, die J. J. Winckelmann und seine Zeit kannten
This supplement to the Census of Antique Art... will ultimately include all the antique monuments mentioned in Winckelmann's works.

Images Updated semiannually

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Country Life Archive
A comprehensive archive (1897 to 2005) of the weekly British culture and lifestyle magazine focusing on fine art and architecture, the great country houses, and rural living. Chronicles British heritage, including its art, architecture, and landscapes, with an emphasis on leisure pursuits such as antique collecting, hunting, shooting, equestrian news, and gardening.

Full Text 1897 to 2005

Link to Country Life Archive.

Credo Reference
Online reference library provides full-text access to over 773 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, and a range of subject-specific titles.

Full Text

Link to Basic Search

Link to Advanced Search

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Datenbank der attischen Grabreliefs des 5. und 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr.
Attic grave reliefs from the late 5th and 4th centuries B.C.


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Dealer Stock Books
Maintained by galleries and art dealers, stock books record information about a work of art such as the date of acquisition, name and address of the seller, dimensions of the artwork, name of the purchaser, date of sale, and the selling price. Contains more than 43,700 records transcribed from the 15 stock books of Goupil & Cie/Boussod, Valadon & Cie in Paris as well as nearly 40,300 records transcribed from the 11 paintings stock books of M. Knoedler & Co. in New York.

Goupil: 1846–1919
Knoedler: 1872–1970

Link to the Dealer Stock Books database.

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek : Kultur und Wissen online.
Catalog record: 3009-403
"The goal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) is to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany's cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany."


Access Kultur und Wissen online
In English and German

Dictionaries (English, Bilingual, and Historical)

Refer to Dictionaries Subject List

Projekt Dyabola is a source-oriented text and image system that was developed for the humanities and the arts. The Research Library subscribes to these databases:
- Archäologische Bibliographie/Realkatalog DAI Rom Information
- Census of Antique Art and Architecture Known to the Renaissance Information
- Corpus der antiken Denkmäler, die J.J. Winckelmann Information
- Griechische Grabreliefs Information


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Ebony Magazine Archive
Ebony is one of the key magazines documenting African American life, covering 20th and 21st-Century events, art, design, politics, culture, literature, advertising, and more. The archive is comprised of digitized magazine issues originally published November 1945–June 2014 and includes articles alongside photographs, illustrations, and advertisements.

Full Text, November 1945–June 2014

Link to Ebony Magazine Archive

Eighteenth Century Collections Online: Social Science and Fine Arts
Contains over 180,000 English-language and foreign-language works printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.

Full Text

Link to database

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology
First published in 1964, this 4th edition presents over 500 articles, written and reviewed by specialists from all over the world, and serves as a unique source of reference to the entire field of polymer science and technology.

Link to Polymer Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology
A definitive reference work for archaeologists, cultural heritage managers, and the general public.

Full Text

Link to Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

Encyclopædia Britannica

Full Text

Link to Britannica Online

Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des métiers et des arts. Diderot and d'Alembert.
Eighteenth-century encyclopedia that emphasizes arts, sciences, and mechanical trades, with text reflecting the philosophy of the French Enlightenment. Introduction

Full Text
1st edition, 1751-1772

ARTFL Full Text Search

English Short Title Catalogue
A comprehensive, international union catalogue listing early books, serials, and selected ephemera printed before 1801.


Link to ESTC via the British Library

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center, U.S. Department of Education)

Updated monthly.

Link to ERIC
From another FirstSearch database click on Databases and choose ERIC

Simultaneous Users Limit: None

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Link to FirstSearch

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index
Journals covered in this index were published in languages that include English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, and Scandinavian. Access points include artists, artworks, private and public collections, exhibitions, and reproductions.

Mid-1850's to the late 1960's

Link to the Frick Art Reference Library via EBSCO

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Getty Research Portal
The Portal is an authoritative, worldwide resource that provides one-stop multilingual access to art history texts, rare books, and related literature without restriction. The Portal texts are free, downloadable, and digitized in their entirety according to national and international standards. Over 80,000 texts.

Full Text

Link to the Portal


Plaza Reference
NE 85 G66

Grove Art Online

Refer to Oxford Art Online

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Handbook of Latin American Studies: HLAS Online
A selective, annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America reviewed from books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers.

Updated quarterly.

Link to HLAS Online

HAPI Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Search the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) for journal article citations about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Hispanics/Latinos in the US. 1970 to present; updated daily.

1970 to present; updated daily

Link to HAPI

Harper's Bazaar Archive
A comprehensive, searchable archive of every page, advertisement, and cover of the Harper's Bazaar US and UK editions, from 1867 to the present. Full searchable text and article level indexing. Chronicles American, British, and international fashion, culture, and society.

Full Text 1867 to present

Harper's Bazaar Archive

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Specialized classification system used for the description and retrieval of subjects represented in images, including works of art, book illustrations, reproductions, and photographs.


Link to Iconclass 2100 Browser

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue
International database of books printed with movable type before 1501.

Before 1501

Link to ISTC via the British Library

Index Islamicus Online
Articles, reviews, and bibliography on Islam and the Muslim world.


Link to Index Islamicus via Brill Online

Index of Medieval Art (formerly Index of Christian Art)
The Index records works of art produced without geographical limitations from early apostolic times up to ca. A.D. 1550.

Images (available on-site)
Range and Scope

Link to IMA Home Page
Click Explore the Database.

Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals
Citations to articles, art notes, stories, poems, and advertisements from over 40 art journals published in the U.S. during the 19th century.


Link to the Index

Simultaneous Users Limit: 1

The International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
The definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and includes the most recent index records (2008 – ) that were created by the Getty Research Institute as part of BHA. ProQuest will build on this by adding 25,000 new records per year going forwards.


Link to The International Bibliography of Art via ProQuest

International Index of Black Periodicals
IIBP Full Text includes current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean--and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals.

Link to International Index of Black Periodicals

International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)
A bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c. 300-1500) which indexes articles from over 4,500 journals and 5,000 miscellanies (conference proceedings, essay collections, and Festschriften).

Updated quarterly.

Link to database in Brepolis
Click on the Enter Databases button.

Internationaler Biographischer Index

Refer to World Biographical Index

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Indexes articles from over 1700 journal titles as well as selected essays from over 8600 scholarly collections.


Link to ITER Gateway

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JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive
Indexes articles from over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.

Moving Wall 3-5 years.

Link to JSTOR Search

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LexArt database
A database of terms belonging to the artistic vocabulary (painting and graphic arts), excerpted from art theory books published in France, Germany, England and the Netherlands between 1600 and 1750. These terms are also located in three networks (lexical, linguistic and conceptual), accompanied by a bibliography and by art works quoted as models. All the studied books are available in a digital library.

Link to LexArt

LexisNexis Academic

Full Text
Late 1970s-

Refer to Nexis Uni

Library Literature and Information Science Full Text
Indexes periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, and library school theses, plus over 300 books per year. Full Text 1997-present. Index 1984-present.

Full Text 1997-
Index 1984-
Updated monthly.

Link to database.
Choose database, before beginning your search.

Library of Latin Texts
Contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 B.C.) to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965).

Full Text

Link to database in Brepolis
Click on the Enter Databases button.
Scroll down to Library of Latin Text

Loeb Classical Library
More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

1911 to present

Link to Loeb

The Los Angeles Times

Refer to ProQuest Newspapers Online

Lugt's Répertoire Online

Refer to Art Sales Catalogues Online

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Merck Index Online
The Merck Index, in publication since 1889, is an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals.

13th Edition

Link to the Merck Index Online

Museum Knowledge Platform [文博行业知识资源库 / Wen bo hang ye zhi shi zi yuan ku]
Includes full-text and full-image journal articles, doctoral dissertations, master's theses, conference proceedings, and newspaper articles, primarily in Chinese

Link to the Museum Knowledge Platform [文博行业知识资源库 / Wen bo hang ye zhi shi zi yuan ku]

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The New York Times

Refer to ProQuest Newspapers Online


Refer to ProQuest Newspapers Online

Newsbank Latin American Newspapers
19th and 20th Century online access to more than 280 newspapers covering 20 countries in Latin America from Argentina to Venezuela. Created in partnership with the Center for Research Libraries.

Full Text

Link to database is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 599 million+ pages of historical newspapers from 17,100+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond.

Link to

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
Contains over 10,000 international news sources covering news, business, and legal topics.

Full Text
Late 1970s-

Link to Nexis Uni

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
Access to four archives. Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, and Conquest; Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature; and Photography: the World through the Lens.

Full Text

Link to database

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OCLC WorldCat

Refer to WorldCat

Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB)
An international index of books and articles provide coverage of Egyptological literature from 1822.

1822 to present

Link to OEB Online

Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Textual Database
Contains nearly 2000 vernacular Italian texts; the majority are dated prior to 1375.

Full Text
Prior to 1375

ARTFL Full Text Search

Oxford Art Online formerly Grove Art Online
Covers all aspects of world visual art from prehistory to the present and offers access to The Benezit Dictionary of Artists and Grove Art Online as well as art-related Oxford publications. Over 40,000 editorially selected image links to museums and galleries around the world

Full Text

Link To Oxford Art Online

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Contains more than 60,000 biographies, (excluding living people), who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the 21st century.

Full Text
Updates added in January, May, and October.

Link to DNB Online

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Defines words from across the English-speaking world; includes etymological analysis, variant spellings and pronunciation, and traces the usage of words from international English language sources.

Full Text
Updated quarterly.

Link to OED Online

Oxford Handbooks Online
Contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research.

Full Text for subscribed subjects: Archaeology, Classical Studies, History

Link to Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
   Dictionaries of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, into and out of English.
A free version with other languages is available at:

Full Text

Link to OLDO

Simultaneous Users Limit: 3

Oxford Reference
Full-Text of Oxford University Press reference books.

Full Text

Link to Oxford Reference

Oxford Scholarship Online: Classical Studies
Provides access to many scholarly works by leading classical scholars on Greek and Latin literature, culture, and ancient history.

Full Text

Link to Classical Studies

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Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.Contents

Updated biweekly.

Link to database in FirstSearch
From another FirstSearch database click on Databases and choose PapersFirst

Simultaneous Users Limit: None

Patrologia Latina. Jacques-Paul Migne.
The main chronological sequence of authors from approximately 200 to 1216 (Tertullian to Pope Innocent III); includes later commentaries.

Full Text
1st edition, 1844-55, 1862-65

Link to Patrologia Latina Database

Periodicals Archive Online (formerly PCI Full Text)
800 digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Title List

Full Text

Link to Periodicals Archive Online

Periodicals Index Online (formerly Periodicals Contents Index)
Index to 7700 journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


Link to Periodicals Index Online

Photo Archive Database
The Research Library's Photo Archive holds two million photographs of works of art and architecture. The photographs facilitate supplementary and original pictorial research for the study of fine arts from antiquity to the modern period. The database supports searches across periods, styles, media, artists, and iconography.


Link to Photo Archive
Click on Search the Photo Archive Database link.

La Poésie Provençal
Thirty-eight collections of texts from the 12th and 13th centuries. Bibliography.

Full Text

ARTFL: Provençal Database

Index of worldwide conference proceedings.Contents

Updated twice weekly.

Link to database in FirstSearch
From another FirstSearch database click on Databases and choose Proceedings

Simultaneous Users Limit: None

Project MUSE - Scholarly Journals Online
   Over 100 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Full Text

Link to Project MUSE Search Engine

Projekt Dyabola

Refer to Dyabola

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global
The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.

Link to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

ProQuest Newspapers Online

ProQuest Historical NewspapersTM Full-text, with images, of The New York Times (1851–2003) and the Los Angeles Times (1881–1985).

  • New York Times (1851–2003)
  • Los Angeles Times (1881–1985)

Full Text

Link to ProQuest Search Engine
To select one or more newspapers click on Select multiple databases.

Provenance Index
Accumulates and disseminates information related to the history of collecting and ownership of individual works of art gathered from sales catalogues, archival records, and museum files. Home Page


Link to Provenance Index Databases

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Realkatalog des Deutsche Archäologische Institut Rom (DAI)

Refer to Archäologische Bibliographie

Reference Universe
Cumulative Index to Reference Works

This database searches the indexes of more than 40,000 electronic and print reference works from over 750 publishers.

Reference works published since 1985.

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The official news site of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, offers 400 titles of the French press published from 1631 to 1950 plus editorial contents highlighting press archives and advanced research tools.

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SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs
A bibliographic citation database of auction sales catalogs from all major North American and European auction houses as well as important private sales (16th c. to the present).

Late 16th C to current auctions

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Simultaneous Users Limit: 5

Citation database covers scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences literature.


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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)
Reference work in the field of philosophy contains refereed entries updated in response to new research.

Full Text
Updated regularly.

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Choose basic or advanced search or browse table of contents.

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Textes de Français Ancien Database
Full-text French literature from the 12th through the 15th centuries. Introduction

Full Text
12th-15th C

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Textile Technology Abstracts
Bibliographic citations with abstracts from selected articles that summarize the technological advancements and applications of science and research in the textile industry.

18th C-

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Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
Primary sources cover Greek literature from Homer in the 8th century B.C. until the closing of the Academy in the 6th century A.D.; includes historiograpical, lexicographical, and scholastic texts from 600 to 1453.

Full Text
750 B.C.E. - C.E. 1453

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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
A structured vocabulary of over 1.3 million names, variant names, and hierarchical context for current and historical cities, towns, nations, empires, physical features, and archaeological sites. Getty Vocabulary Program


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The Times Digital Archive 1785–2012
Full-text and full-image articles from the Times of London. It is a digital reproduction, cover to cover, of the paper in PDF files

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Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Online
   State-of-the-art reference work detailing the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry.

Full Text

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Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
A structured vocabulary of over 375,000 names, variant names, and biographical information for artists, architects, studios, firms, and repositories of art. Getty Vocabulary Program


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Vogue Archive
The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

Full Text, 1892-

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The Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND)
Directory of U.S. archival collections by and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945.


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World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online
Entries for more than one million short biographies and references to almost two million articles of persons (which is searchable by name, occupation, geographic or linguistic region, sources, variants of individual names and the dates of birth, death, or citation).

16th- mid-20th C

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World's Fairs: A Global History of Expositions
Hosts primary source material from hundreds of fairs, including London's Great Exhibition of 1851, American fairs of the 19th and 20th centuries and 21st century EXPOs. A vital resource for researchers of a huge range of subjects including imperialism, race relations, gender studies, science and technology, consumer culture, architecture and design.

Over 200 fairs from 1851 to 2015.

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WorldCat (OCLC Online Union Catalog)
OCLC WorldCat contains millions of bibliographic records created and maintained collectively by more than 10,000 member institutions worldwide.

Incunabula to the present.
Updated daily.

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WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
This subset of WorldCat provides bibliographic records; some contain full-text doctoral dissertations and masters theses available through member libraries worldwide.

Updated daily.

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