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Graphic Design & Fine Arts Databases

Communication & Mass Media Complete
This is the premier database for communications and mass media. It covers both professional and scholarly journals.

Humanities International Index
Humanities International Index provides citations and abstracts to articles, essays, reviews, and other reference sources in the humanities.

JSTOR is a multidisciplinary archive of scholarly works. It is a good database for researchers of art history, history, literature, and religious studies.

Graphic Design & Fine Arts Reference e-Books

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art
With an extensive illustration program totaling over 700 images, 128 color plates, a topical outline, and a detailed bibliography accompanying each of the more than 2,300 entries, The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art is of particular interest to students, researchers, and collectors specializing in American art, as well as students and researchers in art history, American history, and cultural anthropology.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
The most comprehensive reference work in this complex and diverse area of art history. Built on the acclaimed scholarship of the Grove Dictionary of Art, this work offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art
Provides unparalleled scope and depth in a field that has inspired and informed Western art for centuries. Drawing on the unsurpassed scholarship on the Renaissance in Northern Europe in The Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of Northern Renaissance art ranging from artists, architecture, and patrons to the cities and centers of production vital to the flourishing of art in this period.

Graphic Design & Fine Arts Websites

The Atlas of Early Printing
This animated map shows the locations of universities, paper mills, trade routes, and more from 1450–1500. Locations pre-dating 1450 can also be shown.

The Leonard Bernstein Collection
This collection of the Library of Congress’s holdings that relate to Leonard Bernstein includes correspondence, photographs, scripts from his famous Young People’s Concerts, music and literary manuscripts, fan mail, and more. Audio and video recordings are also available.

NPR Music
This is the go-to page for all music-related news and stories on NPR and includes music reviews, blogs, links to live concerts, and other listening opportunities.

Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource
This website provides access to the digitized collection of paintings, prints and drawings from the Pre-Raphaelite movement held at The Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery (UK).