Databases for Art

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Includes nearly 170 full-text periodicals, and indexes thousands of English and foreign-language periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, dissertations, and art reproductions.
Covering content for more than 55 years of art journalism, this retrospective resource includes articles, interviews, reviews and much more from over 600 publications.
More than two million art images for non-profit educational use from numerous art, architecture, and anthropology collections. See "more info" for a collection list.
Journal articles, exhibition reviews, and news items about all aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability.

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Provides full text for over 8,500 magazines and journals over a wide array of academic disciplines.
Features over 1,375 newspaper titles from all 50 states, more than 100,000 books, broadsides and pamphlets, and much more.
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Now part of Readex AllSearch.
Full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books in the fields of art, art history, architecture, interior and landscape design, and more.
Journal database covering art, architecture, design, history, philosopy, music, literature, theater, and more.
Index of articles on architecture and design from American and international journals along with publications of professional associations and major international serials on architecture and design.
Oxford Art Online contains the full text of the The Grove Dictionary of Art with over 45,000 articles and thousands of images.
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Limited to 11 simultaneous users.
Core scholarly journals (especially back issues), ebooks, and images from a range of disciplines, with full-text searching and DRM-free downloads.
Contains the full text of The Grove Dictionary of Art with over 45,000 articles compiled over a period of 15 years.
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Limited to 11 simultaneous users.
Provides full text access to over 335 journals, and indexing for 200 more, in the humanities and social sciences.
Offers full text and full image articles for 13 large American daily newspapers and two daily British newspapers.
Featuring over 20,000 scholarly and professional books, handbooks, dictionaries, companions, and landmark book series.