Access, use, and reproduction of the electronic resources made available through the Grinnell College Libraries are governed by license agreements with publishers which may impose greater restrictions on use than does copyright law. The user is responsible for observing these agreements as well as the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), including the fair use guidelines that protect scholarship and research.
When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Tony Lewis.
Art history databases maintained by the Frick Collection in New York City. Includes The Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America, The Frick Digital Image Archive, The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories, and Spanish Artists from the Fourth to the Twentieth Century: A Critical Dictionary.
The New York Times is one of the leading news providers in the U.S. This link goes to a page with options for accessing the New York Times in the Grinnell College Libraries.
1978-present. Online resource that provides full-text information from nearly 4,000 United States and international newspapers, news services, magazines, blogs, transcripts, and more. To get to the international newspapers, use the "World" link under Shortcuts in the left sidebar.
This database offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use resource for serious academic research. Includes nearly 14,000 indexed periodicals and journals covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other many subjects in a variety of languages. Full-text articles are available in either PDF or HTML formats.
Covers a broad range of subjects, from fine, decorative, and commercial art to various areas of architecture and architectural design. International in scope covering English-language journals, books, and more, as well as works published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. The database also has an extensive collection of images.
The largest full-text Chinese database with digitized materials pertaining to the classics of traditional Sinology. An excellent resource for researching the history and culture of China.
Online bibliographical database providing full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards.
1975-2007. Index and abstracts (in French or English) of the literature on European and American art from late antiquity to the present, covering over 1,200 journals. Freely available from the Getty Research Institute.
EEBO-TCP is a partnership with ProQuest and over 150 libraries to generate highly accurate, fully searchable, SGML/XML-encoded texts corresponding to books from the Early English Books Online database.
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Covers the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities and includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more.
Provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States, including full coverage of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Reflects the history of the 20th century, offering access to information about history, culture, and seminal developments across nine decades.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2013. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
A consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
This group catalogue, launched in May 2014, offers an art-focused research experience within the WorldCat environment. The catalogues of many important art libraries worldwide are searchable alongside additional content from a multitude of additional sources, promising more comprehensive results in a global setting.
The online catalog for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France includes digitized versions of over 2 million texts, documents, and periodicals.
This database indexes over 2,000 publications containing biographical information on noteworthy people, living and deceased, from all over the world. A wide range of fields of endeavor and periods of history are represented in its sources.
Searchable database of images applicable to many different times, cultures, and disciplines. Also includes local Physics and Botany image collections. Use individual log-in for off-campus access.
The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College Art Collection includes over 4000 works of art, featuring works on paper (prints, drawings, and photographs), many in portfolios. The collection spans Medieval to contemporary art, with a strength in 20th and 21st-century European and American art. The collection also includes paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, along with small holdings of African, Pueblo, Seri, and Near Eastern material. Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts serves as the College’s art museum, presenting changing exhibitions and providing a separate print room in Burling Library for study of the collection.
Constantly updated, AP Images provides access to millions of primary source photos from 1825 to the present. Also provides audio, video, graphics, and interactives. This database may be used for educational purposes only.
Search images available on the World Wide Web.
Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces
Online art encyclopedia, covering all aspects of visual culture. Contains articles, bibliographies, learning resources, and searchable images made available through Oxford’s partnerships with museums, galleries, and other arts organizations. A version is also available in print at Burling reference.
Gateway to art research and access point for full-text Oxford art reference publications, including The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. Searchable database also includes specially commissioned articles and bibliographies.
Includes over 3,000 essays written by subject experts and assembled into a consistent, readable, and straightforward alphabetical reference work. Entries cover the major areas of popular culture: art, dance, film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, theater, and more. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Print Location: Burling 2nd N31 .D5 1996
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
A collection of electronic books on museum related topics from Exact Editions
The Canadian Art Database Project, housed in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University in Toronto, is a work in progress. It is the prime web resource that focuses on contemporary Canadian art production and the recent history of Canadian art. For the past several years, The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art has been assembling a growing collection of previously inaccessible or hard-to-find, information on Canadian art in all media [images, texts, media works, and related ephemera] from a variety of sources across Canada into a fully searchable, bilingual, database. The ongoing project is documenting some important Canadian art institutions and organizations that have helped shape the Canadian art scene since the 1960s, along with the careers of some of Canada's leading professional artists, designers, art writers and curators.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, located in Los Angeles, California, provides many research tools through the Research Institute section of the website including the Art and Architecture Thesaurus; The Union List of Artists Names; and the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.
1995-present. Organized collection of links to websites in many aspects of art history, created by Christopher L.C.E. Whitcombe, Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.
Searchable online encyclopedia of art, including images. Also offers essays, news items, and a directory of Art Museums Worldwide.
Provides digital images of artwork and descriptive articles about the materials in the U.S. National Gallery of Art.
A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 17.300 reproductions.
Europeana.eu links you to 4.6 million digital items including: images, texts, sounds, and video. Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's museums and galleries, archives, libraries, and audio-visual collections.
A guide to MLA style and formatting created and maintained by Purdue University. Note APA and Chicago style and formatting details and for creating annotated bibliographies are also available.
Completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides convenient tools, such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets, along with fully searchable Q&A content.
Print Location: Reserves Z253 .U69 2010
On permanent reserve at Burling and Kistle.
Print Location: Perm Reserve PN147 .G444 1998
This style guide is used frequently in the humanities.
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
= Restricted resource
= Video files
= Audio files
= Scholarly articles
= Quantitative data
= Highly recommended
Chat will open in a new window.
Chat will open in a new window.
Or, request a Library Lab. Cecilia will get in touch with you to set up an appointment to meet.