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Fine Arts

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Academic Search Complete

Comprehensive, multidisciplinary database covering social sciences, humanities, education, physical and life sciences, and ethnic studies with access to more than 7,000 peer reviewed journals and over 75,000 videos from the Associated Press.

Art Index

Includes materials on traditional art, art history, archaeology, architecture, fashion design, interior design, visual art, folk art, film, and non-western art. Materials indexed include journal articles, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Includes multi-lingual material.


Repository of over two million images that include collections from a wide variety of civilizations, time-periods, and media. The images are drawn from different sources, such as museums, archaeological teams, photo archives, slide collections, and art reference publishers.

Artstor's content, key features, and functionality are moving to JSTOR. The Artstor platform will be retired on August 1, 2024. 


Bibliography of the History of Art

Covers European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007. Also see International Bibliography of Art (IBA) for material published after 2007.

International Bibliography of Art

The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) covers European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present. This database provides access to scholarship from over 500 core journals, in addition to detailed coverage of monographs, essay collections, conference proceedings, and exhibition catalogs. Covers subjects such as fine arts from all media, museum studies, folk art, classical studies, material culture, antiques, and architectural history.


This database is a digitized archive of the backfiles of selected scholarly journals. Provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. Full text is available.

Kanopy Streaming Video

Provides access to streaming video supporting classes in the arts, business, health, media/communication, science, humanities and education. 

NOTE: Kanopy video access is mediated. This means that any video not currently licensed for use will require the user to request access. Access is being enabled for class use with instructor approval.