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AP Images

AP Images Multimedia Archive provides a sensory journey of photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 160 years of history. From simple keyword searching to more complex searches such as concept, color, and category, students may enhance research projects with over two million news photographs dating back to 1826 and as current as a few moments ago, tens of thousands of graphics, audio files dating from the 1920's, and news stories dating from 1997.

ARTstor

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Art image database of nearly 1 million digital images contributed from a range of sources covering many time periods and cultures, and documenting architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women's studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Includes tools to view, present, and to manage images for research and teaching purposes.
BIR Entertainment
(EBSCOhost)
BIR Entertainment is a component of Book Index with Reviews™. This database provides information on about 450,000 music titles and over 200,000 DVD/video titles with more being added regularly. Find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or specific genre.

Bridgeman Art Library Archive
(via Credo Reference)
An archive of images drawn from collections throughout the world. Every subject, concept, style and medium is represented, from the masterpieces of national museums to the hidden treasures of private collections.<

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms provides 1,800 entries on art terms, critical periods, and styles in the visual arts. The quick reference format includes materials, techniques, and foreign terms essential for navigating the current visual climate. Featuring clear definitions of movements and media, from Baroque to Minimalism, aquatint to raku, and canvas to Venetian glass, this publication provides succinct and accessible explanations of art terms. The full text of this reference work is available and searchable in Oxford Art Online, and is also cross-searchable with Grove Art Online content.



Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
(via Oxford Art Online)

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is the most substantial English-language reference work devoted solely to the exploration of this subject. Featuring more than 600 articles by more than 500 globally recognized art historians, philosophers, and theorists, this encyclopedia provides coverage of historical accounts and critical discussions on the subject. While aesthetics is often thought of as a Western tradition beginning in the 18th century, the roots of an interdisciplinary critical approach to art and culture run far deeper – from the Classical era through the Renaissance and up to the present day.

From Plato to Heidegger, Romanticism to Post-Modernism, Beauty to Ugliness, this authoritative source provides an even representation of the wide range of competing ideas in the field today. This encyclopedia surveys the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society; it is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts – from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.

Of special interest are in-depth surveys of Western aesthetics and broad coverage of non-Western traditions and theories of art. The full text of this reference work is available and searchable within Oxford Art Online, and is also cross-searchable with Grove Art Online content.

Films On Demand
Digital Educational Videos

The Films on Demand collections provide unlimited, 24/7 access to more than 4,000 full-length videos and 52,000 video clips - all Closed Captioned. These videos cover topics in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, Career & Technical Education, and Health & Medicine to name a few. The video content can be linked with our course management system and used by faculty and students anytime, anywhere.

This link goes directly to the Art & Architecture Subject area which includes Applied Art, Architecture, Art Appreciation, Art History and Photography.

Fine Arts
(ebrary)

This link option searches through our ebrary collection of full-text books with the general subject of "Fine Arts" pre-selected which includes Architecture, Arts in General, Decorative Arts, Drawing, Design, Illustration, Painting, Print media, Sculpture and the visual arts.

For information on using our ebrary collection on mobile devices or eReaders, click here.


Grove Art Online
(via Oxford Art Online)
Grove Art Online is today's foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 volumes).
Grove Music Online
(Oxford University Press)
Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera(1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.

Humanities Full Text (H.W.Wilson)
(EBSCOhost)
Feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays,radio and television programs, and more.

JSTOR Archived Scholarly Journals in Architecture, Art History, Film, Literature, Music & Performing Arts.

MDID Madison Digital Image Database 2 - from James Madison University - requires a Mt.SAC account to access (use Portal Credentials). This database is maintained by the Art History department.
Music & Books on Music
(ebrary)

This link option searches through our ebrary collection of full-text books with the general subject of "Music & Books on Music" pre-selected which includes Literature on music, Music and Musical instruction and study.

For information on using our ebrary collection on mobile devices or eReaders, click here.


The National Gallery
(via Credo Reference)
The National Gallery Collection is comprised of high definition images from the National Gallery, London. Each entry includes a description of the work along with its artist, medium, dimensions, acquisition credit, and date made. It houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W.Wilson)
(EBSCOhost)

 

Articles from 1,700 periodicals since 1994. Can limit to scholarly, peer reviewed journals.

Oxford Art Online Encyclopedia of the arts and art history with web link. This is the main page, allowing you to search Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms from a single search query.

Oxford Companion to Western Art
The Oxford Companion to Western Art contains more than 2,600 entries, and provides discriminating and reliable coverage of over 1,700 artists and their work. Articles give fresh treatment to topics of contemporary interest, including art movements, theory, and criticism. In addition to thorough regional and cultural surveys, this publication lists all relevant museums and galleries under the city of their location, such as Barcelona and Moscow. In Oxford Art Online, these entries are fully searchable and updated periodically with new death dates and corrections.

Oxford Music Online Grove Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a glorious compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. It includes more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.

ProQuest Research Library: the Arts ProQuest Research Library: The Arts provides full-text access to core periodicals in the Arts, including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. Subject coverage includes architecture, art, dance, design, film, music, television, and theater.


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