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Academic Search Premier

Large academic multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 4,500 publications. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.

Art Source

Covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design.   For a more specific search of art resources try either the Art Index or Art Index Restrospective database.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1,144 of the world´s leading arts and humanities journals. Coverage is 1985 forward.

ARTstor

ARTstor is a database of digital images and accompanying scholarly information. Click on the "Artstor Digital Library" link in the upper right corner of the screen to access the collections.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals indexes more than 2,000 periodicals published worldwide on archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation, as well as architecture. Coverage is from the 1930s (with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s) to the present.

Benezit Dictionary of Artists

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language.

Bibliography of the History of Art

Covering European and American art from late antiquity to the present, the Bibliography of the History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer´s catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals. Covers 1973 to the present.

Credo Reference Collection

Credo Reference is a large online research tool that searches over 500 reference resources, as well as over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Several music reference sources are also included in this database, including The Harvard Dictionary of Music.

Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture

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Grove encyclopedia of Materials & Techniques in Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on all aspects of this fundamental area of the visual arts. Coverage includes materials in art practice, materials in conservation, classes of artifacts, techniques and methods, tools, theory, fakes & forgeries, and conservation theorists and practitioners.

Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

International Index to the Performing Arts

Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.

JSTOR

Full texts of journals from many different disciplines including Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies and Sociology. JSTOR journals are back issues, no title will be more than 3-5 years back. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art Digital Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications from the collections of the Museum Libraries and Museum Archives include over 600 publications from 1869-1923. Nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present are also accessible through this portal.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications

A new online resource that offers over 600 titles from 1964 to the present.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

Oxford Art Online

A comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day.

Project Muse

Online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.

Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 (Connecticut Only)

Provides digital access to historic Sanborn fire insurance maps. Access to Connecticut maps only.

WorldCat

Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Use this database to search for books outside the CTW catalog.