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  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
    History, cultures, art, literature, religion and philosophy. Full text books from scholarly and university presses.
  • Artcyclopedia
    Indexes online museums and image archives. Can be searched by art work, artist, museum or browsed by topic.
  • ArtServe
    Australian National University’s database of over 185,000 art and architecture images mainly from the Mediterranean Basin, Japan, India, and Cambodia. Also includes Korea, Syria, Thailand, and Turkey.
  • Artstor
    More than one million images from hundreds of collections worldwide.
  • ARTstor (Off-campus link)  
    If you have not logged into Artstor from the Marist campus within the last 120 days, use this link. Be sure to Log In at the upper right hand corner of the page once connected.
  • Google Art Project
    High quality images from renown art museums throughout the world.
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
    Indexing of historical articles from more than 2,600 journals. Linked full text where available.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art--Search the Collections
    Searchable database of artwork from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery
    Over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's collections; including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
  • New York Public Library Picture Collection Online
    Over 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Includes Grove Dictionary of Art; The Oxford Companion to Western Art; Encyclopedia of Aesthetics; The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. 3 simultaneous users.

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Multidisciplinary Databases

  • Academic OneFile
    A general database with a large collection of resources.
  • Academic Search Elite
    A general database with a large collection of resources.
  • America: History & Life (EBSCO)
    United States and Canadian history from prehistoric times to the present
  • Creative Commons Search
    Search for creative commons licensed materials in a variety of places; including Flickr, Youtube, Google Images and SoundCloud.
  • Ebrary
    Electronic books - all disciplines. New: Download e-books onto multiple devices. Ebrary app for the Android or iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch (see Ebrary home page for more information).
  • Google Scholar
    Google's search engine for academic articles, books and more.
    Contains a large collection of art and art history journals.
  • Project MUSE - Basic College Collection
    Full text journal articles in the humanities.
  • ProQuest Central
    A general database with a large collection of resources.
  • UlrichsWeb: Global Serial Directory
    Find out if a journal is scholarly or peer-reviewed. Other detailed information on periodicals of all types.


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