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Accessible by only one user at a time. Art reference works and images.
Access to art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world, including prints and photographs.
The World Art Treasures Project containing 100,000 slides belonging to the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation; focusing on the ancient civilizations of Egypt, China, India, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia and Japan.
"The collections of the Prints and Photographs Division include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people."
Start here to access collections ranging from historical commercials, to early American advertising (1850-1920), to historic billboard ads and more. From the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University
Ad* Access presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II.