You are here

Databases A-Z

Unless otherwise noted, these resources are available at the Art Institute of Chicago, the SAIC campus, or from other locations with an ARTIC username and password.

The Library of Congress's image database for The Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscape Survey collections.

Types of material covered: Architectural drawings, photographs, and other building documentation.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Searchable full-text archives of Harper’s Weekly covering the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Types of material covered: Editorials, cartoons, advertisements, pictures, literature.
Dates covered: 1857-1889

This digital resource from the Metropolitan Museum of Art combines essays and images of artworks within a chronology, providing multiple access points for learning about artworks in the museum's collection.

Types of material covered: Essays and images of artworks
Dates covered: 8000 BCE to the present
Access note: Free Access. Available to everyone.

Provides bibliographic access to over 2,000 international journals covering the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life).

Types of material covered: Journal articles, book reviews, and international dissertations.
Dates covered: 1954 to present.