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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 image colleciton contains over 8,000 photographs, sketches, letters, and other documents that have been scanned and individually described.

Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

The Courtauld Institute of Art provides a searchable database of over 40,000 images from the Courtauld, the Conway Library, and independent photographers. 

Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Includes an Image Gallery, 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.

Types of material covered: Images of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from around the world.
Dates covered: Art from all eras.
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Includes more than 250,000 images of classical art from the Beazley Archive at Oxford University.  Greek Pottery makes up the largest part of the collection--about 200,00 images. Also included are more than 10,000 images of Greek and Roman Sculpture.

Types of material covered: Images
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

The British Museum’s fully searchable Collections Database contains over two millinon records, which represent over three million objects in the museum collection.

Types of material covered: Images

Provides access to scanned images of original Dada-era publications in the International Dada Archive. These books, pamphlets, and periodicals are housed in the Special Collections Department of The University of Iowa Libraries.  Each original document has been scanned in its entirety. 

Types of material covered: Full text and images.
Dates covered: Pre-1929.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.
Technical tip: These are page-image files only, not searchable full-text files.

Complete index of "Degenerate Art" works confiscated from German museums in 1937. Available in German and English. 

Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

This portal allows users to search freely accessible digital surrogates of works held by libraries, museums, and archives across the country. Contributors include the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, the Yale Center for British Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Walters Art Gallery, the New York Public Library and others.

Types of material covered: Images, books, and other digitized sources
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Provides access to millions of digitized items from a range of Europe's leading museums, galleries, archives, and libraries. The collection includes text, images, sound, and videos.

Types of material covered: Images of books, manuscripts, art, maps, and other objects.
Dates covered: All eras
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

Provides access to a digital library of French culture maintained by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It contains numerous digitized texts and manuscripts, images, maps, animation, as well as sound files of publications in history, literature, science, philosophy, law, economics, and political science.

Types of material covered: Full text, images, sound and other digital content.
Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.

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.

Includes over a million book illustrations from the British Library in the areas of literature, history, geography, and philosophy.  Illustration types include etchings, wood engravings, lithography and photography.   

Dates covered: late 1700s-early 1900s
Access note: Free Access. Available to everyone.

Provides access to The Grove Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Oxford's Encyclopedia of AestheticsThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Benezit Dictionary of Artists. These can all be searched simultaneously or separately.

Types of material covered: Encyclopedic coverage of all aspects of fine and applied arts and architecture. Also included are biographies, images, and dictionary entries.
Dates covered: All eras
Technical tip: When emailing an article from Oxford Art Online, first save it as a pdf on your desktop and then attach the pdf to your email.

Various searchable digital image and text collections, including:

1. Electronic surrogates of selected original archival materials from Ryerson & Burnham archival collections. Such materials may include photographs, slides, architectural drawings and prints, correspondence, printed papers and other materials.

2. Ryerson & Burnham archival finding aids, which are text resources that describe the holdings of our archival collections along with related biographical, administrative and access information.
Finding Aids Collection

Access note: Free access. Available to everyone.