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HUM 2223 (Handyside): Databases

How to access the databases?

There are two ways to access the databases at Valencia College Libraries:

1) Log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link on the left side of the screen or in the in the upper right corner of the "Courses" tab. 

2) Start at any Valencia Web Page and select Libraries on Quick Links. Click on the big yellow SEARCH button. You will need to login now using the Login button at the top right corner of the screen. Enter your Valencia Identification number (your "V" number) including the "V" in the box for Borrower ID. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your "V" number.

Next choose either the “Databases A-Z” tab or from the “Databases by Subject” tab at the top of the page. 

Click here to access the Atlas login page.

 

Art 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 of your work of art or artist.

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.

Religion

General 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. Music articles can be found here, as well.

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.

Music Databases

Artemis Literary Sources (Gale) provides students and other researchers with single-search access to an assortment of traditional literary reference works, but also contains analyses and biographies for many of the songs and artists on the 20th Century Humanities list.

Literary Reference Center Plus is a full text literature database, but also contains analyses and biographies for many of the songs and artists on the 20th Century Humanities list.

Art and Humanities 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 Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. This database provides over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images.

Humanities Source is 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. 

World Folklore and Folklife is the best database to find more about myths or mythological figures that may be the subject of your work of art. Many religious stories are also included.

World Religions contains some information about Greco-Roman mythology. When you open the database, look for the "Religions" tab at the top of the page. On the next page, click "Greco-Roman" under the "Traditional Religions" heading.

History Reference Center contains full text from more than 750 history reference books and encyclopedias, nearly 60 history magazines, 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. 

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.