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  OmniFile Full Text Mega  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Multi-disciplinary database for full-text articles from over 1,750 publications, and abstracts and citations for over 3,500 publications in subjects that include education, general science, social sciences, business, art, etc. Includes Art Full Text. 
  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1831-present; varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  CSA Discovery Guides  Authentication Required
Discovery Guides brief you in the basics of a subject and offer recent insights, while providing the technological tools to enhance your understanding. Each guide links to CSA products that help you find pertinent information, discover publishing opportunities, identify scholars, and create a personal database.

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

  Academic Search Premier  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    Updated daily
A multi-disciplinary database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, in addition to indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. 


    Online Catalogs

  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at
  Books In Print  Authentication Required
Contains over five million records of in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming book, audio book, and video titles from over 44,000 North American publishers. Also includes many book reviews.
  RCLweb (Resources for College Libraries) Authentication Required
    updated quarterly
Core list of over 65,000 titles of books and Web pages in 58 curriculum-specific subjects for academic libraries. Titles have been selected by more than 300 subject specialist librarians. Book reviews from Choice magazine included where available.


    Archival Materials

  Archives of American Art
The Archives of American Art is the largest repository in the world of primary source materials documenting the history of the visual arts in America. Included in over 5,000 collections are diaries, letters, sketchbooks, photographs, manuscripts, gallery records, and oral histories.

    Historical Documents

  American Memory
A database containing full text documents, spoken word and sound recordings, still and moving images, maps, and sheet music as a digital record of American history and creativity. From the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions.


    Dissertations and Theses

  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required
    updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works

  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.




Search or browse by artist, title, museum, or movement or browse by medium, subject, nationality, or by women artists.
  ArtLex Art Dictionary  1996-present
Defines terms used about art and by artists.
  ArtSource  2002-present
A directory of Web links for art and architecture.
Contains information about 52,000 American artists from the early 16th century through the present. Each entry includes biographical information about the artist, a bibliography of literature in which he or she is referenced, and museum references. Some images of artworks are also linked.
  World Wide Arts Resources  1995-present
A commercial directory of arts resources, with emphasis on contemporary and studio arts resources.



  Great Buildings Collection  1997-present
Search by architect, building, or place. Provides images, background information, and in some cases 3-D models.

    Art History


  Art History Resources from the UC Berkeley Library
Includes links to many different kinds of online resources, including extensive image collections. Some resources may not be available to Gustavus students, but many are free online.
  Art History Resources on the Web  1995-present
A vast directory of links maintained by Christopher Whitcombe of Sweet Briar College.
  WWW Virtual Library: History of Art
A collection of links relating to Art History and computer applications in Art History sponsored by the Computers and History of Art Group. Includes links to many online image collections.

    Art Images


  Art Images for College Teaching
Images of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance European art and architecture, all photographed on location by the author for non-commercial, educational use. Some post-Renaissance and "non-Western" works are also included, but copyright restrictions prevent the inclusion of most 20th and 21st century works.
  British Museum: COMPASS
Images and descriptions of around 5,000 objects housed in the British Museum.
A searchable database of over 82,000 works held at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. The "advanced search" option allows for searching by combinations of artist, keyword, country, and period.
  Louvre (Paris): Atlas Database of Exhibited Works
Search records and (French) descriptions for 30,000 works of art housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The majority of records include images. English interface; searches must be in French.
  Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York): Works of Art
Use the search box to search for images or artworks, or browse by period and genre. The Metropolitan Museum's website contains over 6,500 images of artworks with descriptions and information about their creators, materials, and provenance.
  Image Collections and Online Art
Links to online image collections arranged by geographic area and genre as well as listings of more general collections. For additional art history links, visit the site's home page. From the University of Michigan.
  Web Gallery of Art  1996-present
Over 12,000 images of European art from 1150 to 1800, browseable by artist. Includes a "dual window" mode for side-by-side comparison of images.
California State University IMAGE Project
WorldImages contains over 50,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. Its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. Use a variety of search techniques, or browse some 500 portfolios organized into subject groupings. (Description from home page.)


  Art Museums: A Collection of Searchable Databases
From ResourceShelf, a compilation of links to museum websites with searchable databases. Includes some museums not already linked with other image collections. Also see this web site's second update.
  Museum Network  2000-2010
Information about museums and for museum professionals.
  Virtual Library Museums Pages  2006
A directory of museums of all types. Browseable by location or search by name.

*Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.