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Art Appreciation


Find books using library online catalog. Books are located on the 2nd floor and the 3rd floor in the library organized by Dewey Decimal Classification. Please read the Resource Search Guides on the library web site.

Art Research Databases

Find Articles Using Databases


NewsBank Popular Periodicals (1992-Current)

Coverage of U.S and international news, the arts, business, careers, culture, family life, history, health, people, entertainment, science, sports, and technology from well-known and familiar magazines.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

General Reference Center Gold 1980 - JUL, 2010

A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

General OneFile 1980 - JUL, 2010

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Academic OneFile:

The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions; updated daily.

Professional Collection

Articles from more than 300 full-text periodicals covering a variety of topics for teachers/educators, including: health and fitness, school law, drug and alcohol abuse, learning disabilities, sports, arts and humanities, social sciences, and psychology.

Expanded Academic ASAP:

From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images. Delivers answers for both the novice and the experienced researcher.


Academic Search Elite

Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, including more than 1,700 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

DVDs and Videos at Lane

The Media Center in the Library features a list of videos in their collection. Use this list to identify titles that are of interest to you and then search our online catalog to see if we own the materials you need.

Other Resources

Searching the Web for videos

Blinkx - World's largest video search engine. Search over 35 million hours of video from sites like Google Video, YouTube, MySpace, MetaCafe, and more.

  • blinkx indexes more than 35 million hours of searchable video; more than 530 media partnerships;"uses a unique combination of patented conceptual search, speech recognition and video analysis software to efficiently, automatically and accurately find and qualify online video."
  • http://video.google.com/ Google video is a pioneer in video search.
  • http://www.truveo.com Truveo crawls the Web for video clips including those using JavaScript and Flash.
  • http://www.youtube.com YouTube "the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience"



Internet Resources

Agency or Organization Web Sites

Great Buildings Collection

Welcome to GreatBuildings, presenting 1000 classics of world architecture, and hundreds of their great designers, in the leading general architecture reference site online.

Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is an international not-for-profit membership organization that promotes the study and preservation of the built environment worldwide

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History


The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History provides an overview of the history of art as illustrated and represented in the Museum's collection.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: metmuseum.org


An online catalogue of the art collection housed in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Exhibits from art museums around the world.

Art Institute of Chicago
Excellent site with tons of art to view.

National Museum of American Art
More than 4,000 images, from colonial to contemporary.

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