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Hum 1020 (Keefe): Databases

This guide is designed to help students with library research as they complete research for their Top 10 Lists in Professor Keefe's Intro to Humanities course at Lake Nona.

Accessing Databases

To access the databases below, log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link in the upper right corner on the "My Atlas" tab. Once the library catalog opens, you will see the "Databases A-Z" Link in the top center of the page, above the search box. Then find the database you want in the alphabetical list, and connect. Click the icon below to access the Atlas login page.

You can also access databases by clicking the green "Databases" box below and logging in using your VID number. Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID number. From there, you can select the "Databases A-Z" option, find the database you want, and connect. Make sure you also select "Valencia College" from the dropdown menu. Click the icon below to log into the library's databases using your borrower ID and PIN.

Clicking the database links within this guide without logging into Atlas will require you to log in using your VID.

Best Bets

The databases below have been chosen as the most appropriate to help you with the individual artist project:

Art Databases

Oxford Art Online provides web access to the text of The Dictionary of Art, which covers all aspects of the visual arts of every civilization from prehistory to the 1990s.

Art & Architecture Complete is a database for the study of art and architecture. This database will help you research background information on your artist, their art movement, and even criticisms on specific works of art.

Art Full Text contains full text articles, plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications, with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. This database will also help you find some artist and movement information, as well as more detailed information on specific works of art.

Biography Databases

Biography in Context provides an online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The database includes periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. This database will help you obtain background information on your artist's life.

Pop Culture Universe is an authoritative, yet irresistible, digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present (from 1900 to current times). This database is a good resource for 20th century artists and movements (i.e. Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, pop art)

Art Image Databases

The ARTstor Digital Library Charter Collection is a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. This database will help you find images to use in your PowerPoint presentation.

Multi-Disciplinary Databases

JSTOR is a database including articles in the Humanities, Arts, and social sciences. This database should help you search for information on your art movement, as well as criticism on your featured work of art.

Humanities Full Text includes over 500 English-language periodicals covering literature and language, history, philosophy, archaeology, classical studies, folklore, gender studies, performing arts, history, religion and theology. This database could help you research your artist, art movements, and art criticisms.

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database with access to articles from many different disciplines such as Literature, Health, Science, Business, and more. You will be able to find general information on your artist here, as well as some information on the art movements.

Osceola Campus Librarian

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Jenna Settles
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