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Aluka VCU
An international initiative to build an online library of full-text scholarly resources from and about Africa, Aluka includes archival documents, books, ecological data, periodicals, reports, maps, and oral histories.

American Periodicals Series VCU
Magazines, journals, and newspapers published between 1740 and 1940. Contains digitized images of pages showing the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts.

Archive Finder VCU
Current directory of thousands of repositories and collections of primary source materials housed in the United States and United Kingdom.

Archive of Americana VCU
Combined interface for searching Early American Imprints I & II (1639-1819), American State Papers (1789-1838), and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1980).

Art Full Text VCU
Citations, abstracts, and selected full-text for articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Includes selected full-text. Abstracts, 1994+; full-text, 1997+.

Art Index Retrospective VCU
Electronic version of Art Index, volumes 1-32. Contains all citations found in the print version. Supplements Art Index (1984 - present).

ARTbibliographies Modern VCU
Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art.

Artifex Press Catalogue Raisonne
Digital catalogue raisonnés, comprehensive and annotated compilations of all known works by an artist. These works also contain videos and digital archives.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index via ISI Web of Science VCU
Database of references cited in articles from 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Search by cited reference, topic, and author. Web of Science Tutorial

Arts: Search VCU
A resource for research into the history of modern design and the applied arts, formerly designinform. Arts: Search consists of three linked databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), Design ProFILES (DP), and ReVIEW.

ARTstor VCU
ARTstor is a digital library of more than two million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals VCU
Citations from the international architecture literature. Also includes archaeology, city planning, interior design and set design.

Berg Fashion Library VCU
Provides cross-searchable access to interdisciplinary text and image content on world dress and fashion. Includes e-books, reference works, images, and more.

BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art
Covers European and American art from antiquity to the present. Includes RILA and RAA.

Black Studies Center VCU
Black Studies Center is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources in arts, history, literature, politics, and religion that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

Bloomsbury Design Library VCU
Bloomsbury Design Library offers cross-searchable access to a broad and expanding range of encyclopedias, reference works, e-books, images, and more covering the global history, theory, and practice of crafts and design.

British Periodicals I-III
British Periodicals offers searchable facsimile images for nearly 500 journals dating from the 17th to the 20th century. This resource contains Collections I-III covering historical, artistic, and popular periodicals.

Chicago Manual of Style Online VCU
Searchable version of the style used by many university press publishers and by many programs within the humanities. Both the current 16th and the earlier 15th edition contents are available.

Contemporary Artists Index VCU
The Contemporary Artists Index is a unique resource that indexes artists, artists groups, and designers whose work has appeared in select resources. It is especially helpful for researching emerging artists.

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) VCU
International index to articles in more than 450 design and craft journals. Also contains data on designers, craftspeople, studios, schools, workshops, and firms.

Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest) VCU
Full text for most dissertations from 1997 to the present. Includes full text for some earlier dissertations, along with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses citations from around the world.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 VCU
Virtually all books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints of 17th- and 18th-century America. Covers thousands of subjects in full-text.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 VCU
Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other imprints of early 19th-century America. Covers thousands of subjects in full-text.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online VCU
With over 136,000 titles and 26 million pages, ECCO contains every published text of historical significance from Great Britain and Colonial America during the 18th Century.

ERIC via ProQuest VCU
Premier database for education research. Includes journal articles, conference papers, reports, curriculum materials, and more.

Essay and General Literature Index VCU
Citations to essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works. Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 VCU
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text VCU
Contains indexing and abstracts, as well as full-text articles and chapters from journals and books relating to the field of film and television.

Filmakers Library Online VCU
Award-winning documentaries and independent films presenting points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index VCU
This resource is a comprehensive index from the Frick Art Reference Library covering a selection of art history periodicals. It includes titles published in a broad selection of languages.

GenderWatch VCU
Database of publications on the evolution of gender roles as they affect both men and women. Includes coverage of GLBT studies; family studies; gender studies, and women's studies with a unique interdisciplinary approach.

Humanities Abstracts VCU
Citations and abstracts to articles from English-language periodicals. Periodical coverage includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines.

Humanities International Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Providing full text of hundreds of journal articles, books and other published resources from around the world, Humanities International Complete (HIC) includes all data from the Humanities International Index.

Independent Voices VCU
Magazines, journals, and newspapers of the alternative press from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including feminists, anti-war groups, African-Americans, Native Americans and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Index Islamicus VCU
Covers publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Includes history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literature.

Index to Christian Art VCU
With works ranging from apostolic times to the 16th century, the Index of Christian Art documents art found in a broadly-defined Christian context. This expansive archive contains images and full-text records.

International Bibliography of Art VCU
International Bibliography of Art, the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), covers European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945.

Iter Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance VCU
Portal to resources including a bibliography of citations for books, articles, and essays on all aspects of medieval and Renaissance life. Also includes a directory of scholars, Iter Italicum, a collection of Capito letters, and more.

JSTOR VCU
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. (Backfiles end 3 - 5 years prior to current date). JSTOR collections available at VCU

LGBT Life VCU
Index to the world's literature regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Includes full text for over 120 journals, magazines, and newspapers, and over 150 books.

Library Stack VCU
Library Stack is an online archive of digital arts publications from the fields of contemporary art, graphic design, architecture, film and philosophy. Library Stack draws from diverse global platforms, and has a particular focus on hybrid works.

London Low Life VCU
Insight into the teeming streets of Victorian London, including the vibrant culture of street literature. Images of rare books, ephemera, maps, and other materials relating to 18th, 19th, and early 20th century London. Includes Tallis' Street Views.

MLA International Bibliography VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
The Modern Language Association of America's index of critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore. Citations only.

New York Times VCU
More than a newspaper for an American city, the New York Times is an international record of national and world news, as well as personal stories of how events affect individuals. Issues available through 2014.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online VCU
Digital archive of primary source collections from the "long" 19th century. Includes monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, diaries, letters, maps, statistics and more. Offers annotation and tagging tools.

Oxford Art Online VCU
Integrated searchable access to Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and more. Three floating seats available.

Philosopher's Index VCU
Indexes scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Covers journals, books, and book reviews.

PhilPapers VCU
PhilPapers is an online research hub for Philosophy, with an index for journal articles and book reviews, an open access aggregator that locates content from thousands of archives, and an extensive bibliography.

Project Muse VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Portal to electronic collection of about 200 journals from 30 not-for-profit publishers.

Religion and Philosophy Collection VCU
Nearly 300 full text journals covering topics central to the study of philosophy and world religions, including denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language and history of philosophy.

Virginia Company Archives VCU
Founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London. Includes Ferrar papers of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Also includes information on London's economic history.

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