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Art and Art History
This guide is intended for the beginner researcher in art and art history.
The Art & Architecture ePortal database is an eBook resource that features works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. The database also allows users to search for images within all titles by keyword.
Digitalia Hispánica provides full-text access to research in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, STEM fields, and law from Spanish and Latin American publishers. Coverage includes monographs (eBooks), periodicals, and conference proceedings, as well as a collection of literary texts written originally in Spanish and Spanish translations of literature in other languages.
Torrossa provides full-text access to research in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, pure sciences, applied sciences, and law from a substantial list of major Italian publishers. Coverage includes monographs (eBooks), periodicals and conference proceedings. Some publications are in languages other than Italian. The extensive collection can be browsed by discipline (Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress Classification).
The Internet Archive provides digital access to over 20 million books and texts in the public domain. Some books can be freely read and downloaded. Others can be borrowed and read in the online book reader.
NYPL's Digital Research Books is an early beta test of a new project that collects digital versions of research books from many different sources — including Open Access publications — into one place to search. All books are free to read, download, and keep. No library card required.
The Getty Research Portal provides access to digitized resources for the printed literature of art, including fundamental texts, rare books, exhibition catalogues, auction catalogues, and related literature. Its main focus is Western Art. Not all items are in the public domain.
Includes over 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades. Current book titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other book titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF. Many of these out-of-print books will be available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press.
Includes eight freely available born-digital publications: Monet Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book (Gerhard Pulverer Collection at the Freer Sackler Gallery), Southeast Asian Art (LACMA), Dutch Paintings of the 17th century (National Gallery of Art D.C.), The Rauschenberg Research Project (SFMOMA), Chinese Painting and Calligraphy (Seattle Art Museum), The Camden Town Group in Context (Tate), and the Living Collections Catalogue (Walker Art Center).