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    In Circulation

    In Circulation features in-depth articles and the latest news about the Museum Libraries' wide range of research activities and comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and ephemera related to the history of art.

Databases A-Z

Harper’s Bazaar Archive

Material ConneXion

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts I and II

19th Century UK Periodicals, Series I & II

AAT: Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online (Getty Research Institute)

AATA Online (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature)

ACLS Humanities E-Book

ALA Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (World Biographical Dictionary of Artists)

American Art Resources

American Book Prices Current (ABPC)

American National Biography Online (ANB)

American Periodicals Series Online

The AMICA Library (Art Museum Images from Cartography Associates)

Ancestry Library Edition

Annual Egyptological bibliography (online)


Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America

Art Index (1929 – present)

Art Discovery group catalogue

Art Resource

Art Sales Catalogues online (ACS) (1600 – 1900)

Art & Architecture Source (1929 – present)

Art:21 / PBS

ARTbibliographies Modern (1974 – present)

ArtFact Pro (Invaluable) (1986 – present)

ArtForum Index (June 1962 – December 1968)

ArtNet Decorative Art (2004 – present)

ArtNet Fine Art (1985 – present)


AskART (1986 – present)

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1930’s – present)

BCIN: The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network

Beazley Archive

Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Berg Fashion Library

Bibliographie Critique de la Sculpture en France à L’Epoque Moderne

Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971 – present)

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA, RILA, RAA) (1973 – present)

Blouin Art Sales Index (BASI) (1970 – present)

Britannica Online

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

CAMEO (Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online)


Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

China Academic Journals (CAJ full-text database: Series F, Literature, history, philosophy)

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers


Columbia Gazetteer of the World

The Craftsman (1901 – 1916)

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Degenerate Art (Entartete Kunst)

Dictionary of Art Historians

Dictionary of National Biography

Dissertation Abstracts

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Dyabola (also known as Realkatalog DAI Rom)

Early American Newspapers, Series 1-3, 1690 -1922


ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Encyclopaedia of Islam


Europa Sacra

Farber Gravestone Collection (American Antiquarian Society)

Gale NewsVault

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Getty Provenance Index

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online

Gordon’s Photography Prices (1970 – present)

Gordon’s Print Price Annual (1986 – present)

Grove Art Online

Grove Music Online

Gu gong wen wu yue kan xue shu ji kan zi liao ku

FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

HeritageQuest Online

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

Historic Cities: Maps and Documents

Historical Clippings Finding Aid (1880 – 1980)

Humanities E-Book


IFAR Art Law & Cultural Property Database

Illustrated London News Historical Archive (1842-2003)

Images of Early Maps on the Web – Europe

Index Islamicus (1906 – current)

Index of Christian Art

International Bibliography of Art (2008 – present)

International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages

International Medieval Bibliography (1967 – present)

Iter Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Invaluable (formerly ArtFact) (1986 – present)


JAIRO (Japanese Institutional Repositories Online)

Japanese Historical Map Collection


Museums of India: National Portal & Digital Repository

Lexikon des Mittelalters online