Decker Library subscribes to research databases that provide full text and abstracts for newspapers, journals, images, streaming video, and more. Use the partial list of links below or visit our Articles and Media page for a full list of databases.
Note that Enoch Pratt Free Library subscribes to databases and are available to you with a valid library card number.
Core Research Databases - Find Articles
Below is an abbreviated list of research databases offered through Decker Library. These research databases offer articles, images, and data. To see more databases, take a look at the full list on our site. Your local public library card will grant you access to other databases as well.
Note: These databases are made available through Decker Library. You might be asked to login with your MICA username and password.
Find Professional Images of Art, Archival Materials, and More
Please note the rights and copyright statements for any image you reuse and be sure to cite your sources.
Note: The databases that include "(@Decker Library)" might ask for your MICA username and password.
Artstor contains nearly two million digital images of works of art from many time periods and cultures. Here you'll find images of architecture, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design. New to Artstor? Register on campus first, after which you'll be able to access this database anywhere off campus - as long as you log in on campus every 120 days. Questions? Contact us for help.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
DPLA is a public portal that provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection from libraries, archives, and museums of millions of items, including searching by timeline, map, format, subject, and project partner.
Europeana, also a public image portal, helps cultural institutions around Europe share their digital collections with a wider audience.
The Commons, a public image database, launched in 2008 when Flickr teamed up with Library of Congress. It now has an overwhelming amount of partners who have contributed to the project, including libraries, archives, and museums. Anyone with an account can view, download, and tag an image.
Wikimedia Commons is a database containing millions of media files to which anyone can contribute.
Oxford Art Online is available through Decker Library and comprises of Grove Art Online, the Benezil, Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as other articles and bibliographies.
Credo Reference contains hundreds of reference books, searches include images.