Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.
More than 780 full-text journals
Nearly 220 full-text books
Detailed indexing and abstracts for many leading academic journals, magazines and trade publications
A collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and other sources
Strong international coverage, including periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch
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Art, architecture, & design images
Mostly Western art content
All time periods
Content from museums, galleries, and private collections
Artstor contains nearly two million digital images of works of art from many time periods and cultures.
It includes an Image Gallery and a growing survey of major works of art, as well as specialized image collections such as The Illustrated Bartsch and the Digital Design Collection from the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Architecture and Design.
Full-text access to hundreds of scholarly journals
Humanities and Social Sciences
Dates of coverage vary; the embargo for most journals is 3-5 years
JSTOR is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources. Subjects cover history of art and architecture, religion, language and literature, music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, education, psychology, business, law, public policy administration, philosophy, classics, classical studies, archaeology, and linguistics.
Journals: Full runs of more than 2,600 top scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. JSTOR works with a diverse group of nearly 1,200 publishers from more than 57 countries to preserve and make their content digitally available.
Books: 60,000 DRM-free ebooks from scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR. The collection includes both backlist and frontlist titles, and there are no limitations on the number of uses or downloads.
Primary Sources: More than 2 million primary sources across four collections: Global Plants, 19th Century British Pamphlets, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, and World Heritage Sites: Africa. The artifacts, specimens, and documents in the collections are scanned at high resolution to enable detailed inspection of each item.
Library Stack is a web resource of ebooks, audio files, podcasts, videos and digital documents published in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, cinema, design, philosophy, and visual culture
PLEASE NOTE: In order to use Library Stack you have to make an account using your @mica.edu email address and selecting the school in the dropdown menu upon registration. You will be sent a validation link which will allow you to have access on and off campus
Library Stack offers a catalog of open access born-digital media from artists, designers, critics, theorists and philosophers
Library Stack also offers Reserved Circulation, a lending platform and interlibrary loan consortium for independent commercial ebooks and iOS software from artists and designers