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Databases in Visual & Performing Arts

Oxford Art Online.Search Grove Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Comprehensive, reliable coverage of all aspects of the visual arts world from prehistory to present.  Now contains a new image search engine.  

Art Full Text –  Much full text, along with abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications—with expanded coverage of non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.  In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art; covers virtually all fields in art from advertising art, to television, textiles and video.

Pop Culture Universe. Over 400 e-Books, 19,000 encyclopedia entries and 18,000 images  covering all aspects of popular culture. Search by specific topic, decade or general divisions such as art.  Focus is on American popular culture, but there is a wealth of comparative information from all cultures.

Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists An indispensable biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to the present, including essential overviews and descriptions of major American art styles, movements, techniques, events, landmarks and institutions. 

Biography in Context Includes full text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search by nationality, birth or death year, ethnicity, occupation, gender - or combine criteria for a highly customized search. Also included is the full text of entries from Contemporary Artists and the International Dictionary of Art and Artists.

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