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Smarthistory: art. history. conversation.
Published By: smarthistory.org
Licenses: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US
Smarthistory.org is a free award-winning multimedia web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook. We are interested in delivering the narratives of art history using the read-write web's interactivity and capacity for authoring and remixing. Publishers are adding multimedia to their textbooks, but unfortunately they are doing so in proprietary, password-protected adjunct websites. These are weak because they maintain an old model of closed and protected content, eliminating Web 2.0 possibilities for the open collaboration and open communities that our students now use and expect. In Smarthistory, we have aimed for reliable content and a delivery model that is entertaining and occasionally even playful.
Boundless Art History
Published by: Boundless
Licenses: CC BY-SA 3.0 US
'The Boundless Art History textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that provides an overview of the culturally rich subject of Art History from pre-history through to modern global art. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.
Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning
Published by: University of North Georgia Press
Licenses: CC BY-SA
Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses.
Primo VE: Library Catalog (FLVC) - Primo VE is a "discovery tool" that performs a "Google-like" search of the College's library catalog and full text databases. Use Primo VE to save research time by searching all of the library's holdings at one time and then limiting your search results to exactly the type of item you need.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras (Gale eBooks)
Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.
Proquest All Subscriptions
Search 22 databases containing scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more.
(Gale) - Combining the full archive of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine, this product presents unique and comprehensive insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture. Available for the first time in a fully searchable digital archive, these publications bring depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics.
World History in Context
(Gale) - online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Religion and Philosophy (Gale)
(Gale) - Provides access to a comprehensive collection of periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.
(EBSCO) - Designed to meet the needs of students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. The collection includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews. Coverage in Humanities Source includes worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
Oxfore Art Online
(Oxford University Press) - Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (34 volumes, covering all aspects of the visual arts of every civilization from prehistory to the 1990s) with annual additions of new material and updates to the text, plus extensive image links.
(JSTOR) - Access to back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over 700 titles available.
(ProQuest) - Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of English and American literature. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 300,000 works of literature with huge resources of criticism and reference.
(Gale) - Contains the complete archived contents of Contemporary Literary Criticism
History Reference Center
(EBSCO) - History Reference Center offers full text from more than 750 history reference books and encyclopedias, and cover-to-cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines. Further, the database contains 58,000 historical documents; 43,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 12,000 historical photos and maps; and 87 hours of historical film and video.
Films on Demand
(Films Media Group) - Streaming video from large and small production companies covering a wide range of subjects to enhance college courses. These videos include public performance rights that allow them to be used in the educational setting.
Fine Arts and Music Collection
(Gale) - With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Guide Editors: Sheri Brown and Dawn Ady