Databases A-Z

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A photographic archive of high quality images from the Associated Press news wire covering 1820s to the present. Includes news, entertainment, and fashion photography; maps; timelines; graphics and logos; graphs; AP news stories; and audio clips.

High-quality art images from the collections of distinguished museums around the world. Images include paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from around the world and all eras.

Indexing, abstracting, and full-text for over 640 leading academic journals, magazines and trade publications, and 225 books. Includes indexing and abstracting of podcasts from leading museums, and a collection of more than 63,000 images. Covers most art and design topics, including advertising art, contemporary art, motion pictures and television, pottery, textiltes, and more. Coverage begins 1929. The Art Index Retrospective, Art Index, Art Abstracts, Art Full Text, and Art & Architecture Complete databases are all included in Art Source.

A digital library of high quality arts and humanities images covering art from all over the world and all eras.  Includes art history survey, plus specialized image collections such as the Larry Qualls archive of contemporary art images and the Digital Design Collection from the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Architecture and Design. (Tip: Works best with Firefox. Requires most recent version of Java.)

Provides biographical and professional data on over 120,000 American artists from the early 16th century through the present. Includes images, artists' biographies, and limited auction records.

A digital library of high-quality art, cultural, and historical images from museums, galleries, and private collections. Covers most aspects of art, archaeology and ethnography, history, and science medicine from prehistoric and ancient times to the present day. Content is rights-cleared for educational use in the classroom or to illustrate papers and other assignments.

High quality images of fine and decorative art from leading museums around the world. Covers art from around the world from 3000 BCE to the present. Difficult-to-find contemporary art is one of its strengths. Content is rights-cleared for educational use in the classroom or to illustrate papers, web projects and other assignments.

A comprehensive image archive of movie, television and entertainment history covering the late 19th century to present. Includes film and television production stills, posters and lobby cards, video clips, biographical information, and more. Content is rights-cleared for educational use in the classroom or to illustrate papers, web projects and other assignments.

Authoritative articles providing background information on a range of world topics. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, timelines, atlases, statistics, images, and video.

Free access, available to all. Nearly 20,000 images of artworks from  the Los Angeles County Museum of Art collections are available to download on this site.