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Fine Arts



The following databases are the best bets for finding art-related resources. The list includes both image databases and academic databases.

To search all our databases at once you can always use our library search.

For more information on how to search library databases check out our handy tutorial, Introduction to Library Research.

Image Databases

Art Museum Image GalleryArt Museum Image Gallery

  • art and history
  • 165,000 high-resolution images from museum collections
  • coverage from 3,000 B.C. to the present day



  • art and history
  • 2 million images from museum collections
  • includes photographs, costumes, illustrations, illuminated manuscripts, monuments and sculpture

Academic Databases

Academic Search CompleteAcademic Search Complete

  • humanities and social and general science
  • 5,890 full-text scholarly journals




  • art, history, literature, general and social science
  • 2,000 full-text scholarly journals



Project MUSEProject MUSE

  • literature and criticism, political science, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, and gender studies
  • 600 full-text scholarly journals


ProQuest Arts and HumanitiesProQuest Arts and Humanities

  • art, archaeology, architecture, history, music, theatre and film
  • 500 full-text scholarly journals


Art in America

The library subscribes to many art journals in print. These can be found on the Cellar Level in the Periodicals section. To search for a specific journal, check our Journals A-Z List.

Alternatively, check out our guide to Open Access for information on openly published arts journals.

Other Libraries

Can't find the article you need in the library?

Don't give up! If you can't find an article you need using SFC Library resources, you may be able to access the article from other libraries or institutions. Check out our introduction to Interlibrary Loan in order to access articles from other libraries.