Databases for Fine Art Research

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  • Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson) - Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, 280 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Artstor - Provides faculty and students with an image resource in a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context beyond the confines of your discipline. Limited to freely available content.
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  • Clarkson University's Fine Art Collection - The guiding principles of the University Art Collection are to advance and encourage creative thinking, advance scholarship, generate communication and academic discourse, promote diversity and inclusion, and provide an example of the vital role art plays in culture, society, and education. These important works are displayed in shared spaces across campus exposing the Clarkson Community to works from around the world. For additional art-related information please visit the Clarkson University Libraries <a href="https://sites.clarkson.edu/library/clarkson-university-art-resources/" Fine Art Resources Guide.
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  • General OneFile - Periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics, including humanities, education, business, science, current events, art, politics, economics, social science, law, health care, computers, technology, environmental issues and general interest topics. Includes list of journals accessed.
  • Google Scholar - Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Connect Google Scholar and Clarkson University
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  • JSTOR - Interdisciplinary archive of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes images, letters, and other primary sources; begins with volume 1 of subscribed titles up to 3-5 years ago of publication. Current content not available. Clarkson journal collections include Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, Business III, & Life Sciences. Full text access may not be available for all articles found; limited to titles that Clarkson subscribes to.
  • Artcyclopedia 
    Online art encyclopedia searchable by artist, work, and movement. 
  • Art Museums Worldwide
    Created by Artcyclopedia, a collection of museums with fine art collections around the world. 
  • The Getty Research Institute
    More than 300 books to read and download for free
  • Google Arts Project
    A non-profit initiative. Google works with cultural institutions and artists around the world to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere.
  • MetPublications
    A portal to The Met’s comprehensive publishing program with over 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades.
  • Smart History
    Free, award-winning digital content unlocks the expertise of hundreds of leading scholars, making the history of art accessible and engaging to more people, in more places, than any other publisher.
  • Smithsonian Libraries
    A hidden national treasure, where experts come to test and expand knowledge and where America and the world can turn for authentic answers.
  • WikiArt
    WikiArt features some 250.000 artworks by 3.000 artists, localized on 8 languages. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, and other civic buildings of more than 100 countries. 
  • Project Gutenburg- Art Bookshelf
    This list highlights selected art books and books about artists, including practical methods and specialties, as well as general works on art and art history, plus visitor guides to art expos, galleries, and museums
  • OER Commons
    OER Commons provides a curated collection of Art History, Graphic Arts, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts
  • MERLOT
    A curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community
  • Lumen Learning – Boundless Art History
    Online open textbook covering prehistoric to 20th-century art across the world
  • Clarkson University Art Collection
    The guiding principles of the University Art Collection are to advance and encourage creative thinking, advance scholarship, generate communication and academic discourse, promote diversity and inclusion, and provide an example of the vital role art plays in culture, society, and education.
  • Image Databases Guide
    A list of freely available image databases.
  • Open Educational Resources
    Clarkson University Libraries guide to OER.