Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ARTstor Trial (much more than "Art")

Walker Library has trial access to the ARTstor digital collection until June 10, 2011. ARTstor is a "Digital Library offers more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes." The Subject Guides list major collections in ARTstor for such fields as African and African American Studies, Architecture and the Built Environment, Design, Decorative Arts, Fashion and Costume, the History of Medicine, Medieval Studies, Photography, and Women's Studies.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Database trial: Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts

See the Database Trials page for access to the following databases for a limited time: 

Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts is a unique new resource cultivated from Arcadia Publishing's award-winning series of local history books. At completion, it will include over 1 million historical images and texts, celebrating the places and faces that give America its spirit and life. All of the images and texts have been indexed to provide an unprecedented level of access into the contents, enabling users to explore the depth of a town's history or to compare the histories of various towns, cultures, ethnic groups, architectural features, and more. 

Guide to Reference is a selective guide to the best reference sources, organized by academic discipline. An editorial team of reference librarians and subject experts have selected and annotated some 16,000 entries, both print and web-based, free and subscription.  This subscription database, published by the American Library Association, is updated on an ongoing basis.