Research & Databases
Off-campus access to these resources is limited to MECA students, faculty, and staff. Authentication requires use of an institutional Google Apps username and password.
Provides indexes to 459 art journals published from 1984 to the present, abstracts for articles published 1994 to the present, and full-text coverage of 130 journals published 1997 to the present.
Oxford Art Online
Includes Grove Art Online, an art encyclopedia that covers aspects of visual culture, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images. Other resources in this database include the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Art Bibliographies Modern
Contains abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on many forms of modern and contemporary art from 1974 to present.
Hosts over two million images of works of art that may be used for non-commercial, educational, and scholarly purposes.
Draws on titles across the visual, performing, and language arts; features the largest cluster of titles on Eastern and Western religions on JSTOR; includes all titles from the Music Collection.
Design and Applied Art Index
Provides records and abstracts for books, articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards.
Consists of four databases. Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR) contains records about design and design-related journals dating from 1903 to 1986. DesignPROFILES (DP) is the most comprehensive directory of design and designers. ReVIEW is being developed to contain digitized full-text versions of 19th and early 20th century decorative and fine arts journals. Research Sources: Posters contains extensive information on poster design.
MARVEL (Maine’s Virtual Library)
Free statewide access to a variety of online resources available to Maine libraries.
Other Online Resources
- Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
- Getty Research Institute
- MoMA’s DADABASE
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Collections Database
- New York Public Library Picture Collection Online
- Art Source
- The Artchive
- Art on Film Online
General Reference Resources
- Merriam Webster Online
- ERIC – Educational Resource Information Center
- Maine Virtual Library (Marvel)
Career and Education Resources
- Maine Philanthropy Center
- College Art Association
- Art Deadline List
- Financial Aid on the Web
- Peterson’s Guides to Colleges