Articles and e-Books

To use these databases from home.

1. Click on the Off campus?link.

2. Enter your user name and password to login.
Your username is your first initial and last name (example: jsmith).
Your password is your full student ID number.

3. Click on "Continue", and then select the dtabase you want to use.

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Art Source

Part of Ebscohost, Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It includes over 640 full-text journals (see list here), 225 full-text books and more than 63,030 images. Off campus? click here.


JSTOR's Arts & Sciences III collection includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. There are 150 titles (see list here) in this collection. Off campus? click here.

Academic Search Elite

Part of Ebscohost, Academic Search Elite provides journal coverage for most academic areas of study—including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences and women’s studies. Academic Search Elite features: Full text (most in PDF format) for 2,027 scholarly publications (of those, 1,581 are peer-reviewed) More than 100 top scholarly academic journals in PDF back to 1985. Indexing and abstracts for 3,534 scholarly journals (of those, 2,778 are peer reviewed) with many dating back to 1985. Off campus? click here.


AskART provides information on more than 52,000 North American artists.  The summary page for each artist links to digital images, biographies, the artist's books and articles published within the last 20 years, museum holdings, artwork for sale, art dealers, as well as auction/sales information and citations regarding the artist's information.  

AskArt provides access by citation or full-text to 11,000 books, periodicals, and exhibition records. There is artist cross-reference information available for over 2,500 U.S. museums and a listing of over 2,500 active dealers and galleries in the United States.  A glossary of artistic terms, a list of professional associations, and a gallery directory is also accessible.

Off campus? click here.

eBook Academic Collection

eBook Academic Collection

This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

There are more than 140,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press, Ashgate Publishing Ltd. and many others.

Subject coverage includes: Art, Business & Economics, Education, Language Arts & Discipline, Literary Criticism, Medical, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Poetry, Political Science, Religion, Social Science, Technology & Engineering, and other academic fields

All titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are regularly added to the collection.

Off campus? click here.

What devices do EBSCO eBooks work with?

EBSCO eBooks are available from the user’s browser in PDF and ePub format, where available. A user does not have to download an eBook in order to read it; they can read the PDF/ePub version of the book during their user session if they wish. Downloading an eBook to a portable device requires the use of Adobe Digital Editions. 

You can find information about eBooks and eBook support here:

Bibliography of the History of Art and the Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art --Citations only.

The Getty provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA) for no charge on its Web site. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.

The Getty Web site offers both basic and advanced search modules for BHA and RILA, and they can be searched easily by subject, artist, author, article or journal title, and other elements.

About RILA and BHA
RILA covers the years 1975–1989. It was produced at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and Michael Rinehart was the editor-in-chief. In 1982, Getty began to support RILA, and in 1990 the Getty began to collaborate with INIST-CNRS to produce the BHA, which was a merger of RILA and the Répertoire d'art et d'archéologie.

A list of journals cited in BHA (PDF, 27pp., 308 KB) can be downloaded. BHA includes articles from over 1,200 journals. The link above leads to a list of names and ISSNs of each of those journals. BHA includes all articles within the subject scope of BHA regardless of the subject focus of a particular journal. Thus, many of the journals on this list are covered partially, as only some of their articles are within BHA's scope.