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Art Abstracts Star
An index to articles and reproductions of works of art in art-related magazines, journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, 1984-present.
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Art Index Retrospective Star
An index to articles and reproductions of works of art in art-related magazines, journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, 1929-1984.
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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Star
Articles on architecture, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, and historic preservation, from journals published worldwide. Date coverage varies by title; some 1912-present.
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Bibliography of the History of Art Star
Articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition and dealer's catalogs on European and American art and art history, 1973-present.
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Additional Databases in Art & Architecture

ARTbibliographies Modern
Journal articles, books, chapters, exhibition catalogs and dissertations on modern art from the Impressionists to the present.
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Arts:Search
Three component databases with design journal indexing and abstracting, art & architecture designer profiles and full-text decorative and fine arts journals.
Also known as: Design Inform
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ARTstor
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More than one million digital images of works of fine art, architecture and design.
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Berg Fashion Library
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Images and scholarship on clothing in all periods and places.
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Design and Applied Arts Index
Citations to articles in design and arts and crafts journals, 1980's-present.
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Films On Demand
Streaming collection of educational videos and historical newsreels . To create playlists and link to course pages, see FAQ.
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JSTOR
Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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Luna Image Collections
Several collections of art images and photography, from sources including UMass Art History Department and Amica.
Also known as: Amica Image Library
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MADCAD
Comprehensive library of building codes, with a building product directory.
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Oxford Art Online
The best scholarly dictionary for all aspects of fine and applied arts, including design and architecture. Current.
Also known as: Grove Dictionary of Art
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Underground and Independent Comics
Thousands comic books and graphic novels in printable pdf, from 1943 to present.
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