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  • This collection includes over 10,000 titles from across all academic disciplines, as well as, general interest periodicals. 

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  • Contains indexing and abstracting dating from 1984 for more than 600 periodicals and 13,000 dissertations on the subjects of art, architecture, urban planning, & design; journals are primarily but not exclusively English-language; full-text articles from over 300 journals dating from 1995; also indexes nearly 200,000 art reproductions that appear as illustrations for articles or advertisements. Can be combined with Art Index Retrospective to extend coverage to 1929.

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  • Access to this collection is available through the Art & Cultural Heritage collection.

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  • Art Index Retrospective provides citation indexing of fine art, decorative art, and commercial art journals, yearbooks and museum publications from 1929-1984. Uses English-language searching to cover periodicals published in English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Swedish. References artwork that illustrates articles or appears in advertisements, listing the works under the artists' names with full bibliographic citations. Includes citations to 25,000 book reviews. Database is searchable by keyword, subject heading, personal name, article title word, organization, publication, and year. Users also have the option of saving, printing, or e-mailing the results of each search. Art Full Text extends coverage to the present.

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  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides citations with abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art. Although some entries date back to the late 1960s, ABM's coverage generally begins in 1974 and includes art topics from the late 19th century onwards and photography since its invention in 1839. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends. ABM covers all aspects of modern and contemporary art, including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theater arts, crafts, jewelry, illustration, as well as the traditional fine arts of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.

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  • Arts:Search consists of three databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), Arts + Architecture ProFILES, Arts: Search Research Guides, and Review. Design Abstracts Retrospective is a new ongoing abstracting and indexing service that aims to cover many of the most important design and applied arts journals and annuals published during the twentieth century. Arts + Architecture ProFILES is a dictionary of modern designers, craftspeople, artists and architects whose work is discussed or illustrated in the journals and yearbooks covered by DAR. Arts:Search Reseach Guides contain other internet sources of biographical information and digitized art, architecture, desing and craft journals. ReVIEW is an ongoing project to digitize many of the most important decorative and fine arts journals published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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  • Provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Available features include: searching, browsing, & organizing images; adding images; presenting images; and integrating with courseware. For detailed information about content and usage, see ARTstor Help and Tutorials. For professor account details, contact eaid@ku.edu.

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  • AskART is an online database listing over 52,000 American artists from the early 16th-century through the present. Criteria for artist inclusion are that the artist was born in the United States, spent a significant part of his/her career here, or, although briefly in residence, created work of ongoing historical interest to Americans. Includes extensive biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references, auction records and images. Over 5,000 Museums and dealers that specialize in American artists are also referenced.

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  • Indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealers' catalogs, and periodical articles. Also includes the contents of two predecessor art indexes: Répertoire d'art et d'archéolgie (1973-1989) and International Repertory of the Literature of Art (1975-1989).

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  • This very elaborate multi-tiered database has more than 20,000 Renaissance Documents (inventories, guide books, lives of artists, archival documents, etc.) related to more than 10,000 Antique Monuments (sculptures, architecture, vases, etc.) that are accompanied by 30,000 photographs or illustrations. The collection of images includes: drawings, sketchbooks, paintings, engravings, sculpture, medals, applied arts, etc. The database can be utilized for its collection of images, but more extensive information is provided in the database. Monuments, their preservation history, provenance history, and other relevant information are accompanied by bibliographic citations.

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  • The Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) contains over 130,000 annotated references from more than 500 design and craft journals and newspapers published from 1973 onwards, and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc. Research articles are covered, along with topical news items, conference and seminar reports, and book, video and exhibition reviews. Each reference includes full bibliographic details and a brief abstract. Updated monthly.

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  • An encyclopedia of art based on The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.) with ongoing additions of new material and updates to the text. Includes over 45,000 articles, cross references within the text, and over 40,000 links to art images in galleries and museums around the world. Articles are written and signed by scholars and include bibliographic references. Users looking for information on archaeology, architecture, art, design, costume, landscape design, and photography from all world cultures and all time periods will find this an invaluable resource. Easy to use for the novice but with in-depth searching options for the more experienced researcher. Issued as part of: Oxford art online.

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  • Presently contains over 20,000 work of art records which are accompanied by over sixty thousand images in color and black and white. Many of these images have never before been digitized and are published here for the first time. The Index records works of art produced without geographical limitations from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400 (extended in the case of the Morgan and Princeton Library projects to include this manuscript holdings up to the end of the sixteenth century). There is a particular emphasis and focus on art of the western world. Seventeen different media are represented in the archive, and these include manuscripts, metalwork, sculpture, painting, glass, and so forth. Access to the database is possible on a predetermined number of levels from Browse to Simple Find to Advanced Find Level catering to the inexperienced to the expert user. The database is periodically updated as works of art are cataloged.

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  • The successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) database which ceased in 2007. The IBA coverage begins in 2008 and includes the literature documenting European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945. The visual arts in all media are covered: painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installations, new media, decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology, folk art and material culture, classical studies, antiques, architectural history.

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  • Provides indexing, abstracting and full-text content to articles in a variety of disciplines.

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  • Allows simultaneous searching of Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Content includes biographies, subject entries, images and learning resources.

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  • Provides expert commentary. Subject coverage includes: African Studies, American Literature, Anthropology, Art History, Chinese Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Latino Studies, International Law, International Relations, and Sociology.

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