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Grove Art Online

Excellent starting point, covers all aspects of art, art history, and architecture worldwide, including painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, plus photography. Provides background information on individual works of art and architecture, artists, cities, buildings, periods, styles, and more. Contains bibliographies and links to pertinent definitions and images.   More Info

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Art Abstracts

Covers visual arts and architecture worldwide, including art, art history, architecture, archaeology, city planning, etc. Records from international periodicals, yearbooks, museum catalogs, and film reviews. 1984- present; some abstracts included from 1994-present.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

AATA Online

AATA Online (Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts Online) is a free, online database of international conservation literature for those involved in conservation and management of material cultural heritage in all its forms, including works of art, cultural objects, architectural heritage, archaeological sites and materials, and more.   More Info

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Academic Search Complete

Intended for academic institutions and updated monthly. Offers multidisciplinary coverage of a broad range of scholarly areas, including the arts, humanities, social, and general sciences; literature, language, and linguistics; education and ethnic studies; computer sciences, engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, medical sciences, and more. Provides full text for approximately 4,650 serials, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. Full-page images and color embedded images included.   More Info

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Art Abstracts

Covers visual arts and architecture worldwide, including art, art history, architecture, archaeology, city planning, etc. Records from international periodicals, yearbooks, museum catalogs, and film reviews. 1984- present; some abstracts included from 1994-present.   More Info

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Art Index Retrospective

Covers articles from 1929-1984 in international and English-language art journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, also art journals in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch languages. Also indexes reproductions of works of art in indexed journals.   More Info

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ARTstor Digital Archive Collection

The ARTstor Digital Archive Collection contains nearly one million images and associated catalog data from notable art and architecture collections worldwide. The collection spans many times and cultures and encompasses architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.   More Info

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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Outstanding/comprehensive index to national and international architectural journals. Covers urban planning and design, architecture, historic preservation and art. Lists reviews for books, exhibitions, audiovisuals, websites, and citations for obituaries. Comprehensive 1930 to the present; selective from 1860 - 1830.   More Info

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Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)

The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) is considered the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of Western art, including European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present. Indexes art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealers' catalogs, and articles from over 4300 periodicals.   More Info

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Grove Art Online

Excellent starting point, covers all aspects of art, art history, and architecture worldwide, including painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, plus photography. Provides background information on individual works of art and architecture, artists, cities, buildings, periods, styles, and more. Contains bibliographies and links to pertinent definitions and images.   More Info

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JSTOR

Outstanding source. Provides full text facsimiles of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years. Current issues not available. Covers the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including architecture, art and art history, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and related disciplines. Is continually expanding.   More Info

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MasterFILE Premier

From 1984 - present, covers: business, health, education, science, and general interest. Popular and peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Planning Literature); full-text excerpted from reference books covering history, travel, etc. Separate image database.   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Indexes scholarly and popular journals in the humanities and social sciences, including art history, music, archaeology, anthropology, and classics from 1770- 1995   More Info

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Lists dissertations back to 1861 including many full-text dissertations from 1997 to the present including those done at UB   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Finding Images on the Web

By Boston University's RuthThomas. Outstanding guide helps users find pictures on the Internet and in print. Provides information on finding and capturing images; copyright; search engines; links to image lists and collections of advertisements, arts, photography, sciences.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

An excellent starting point for research involving societal issues. Offers full-text entries, many with bibliographies, from Gale encyclopedias and reference works, including subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in such subject areas as art, history, environment, business, sociology, political science, popular culture, country studies, and more.   More Info

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Grove Art Online

An excellent starting point, covering all aspects of art worldwide from prehistoric days to the present, including art, architecture and planning, painting, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography. Provides background information on artists, architects, cities, buildings, periods, movements, styles, and more. Contains bibliographies and links to pertinent definitions, related images, and more.   More Info

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Project Muse

Contains journals articles in the humanities and social sciences, many of which often include pertinent material, including several major American history titles.   More Info

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WorldCat

A mega-library catalog containing more than 55 million records contributed by 20,000 libraries around the world. Contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files.   More Info

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