Research & Databases

Off-campus access to these resources is limited to MECA students, faculty, and staff. To use these resources you must be logged into your meca.edu email.

Academic Search Complete & Art Full Text
With this combined search tool, students can access both Academic Search Complete and Art Full Text to find thousands of scholarly articles covering an array of academic disciplines, including art, science, and literature. MAT students may use this customized link to search solely within art education journals and magazines.

Oxford Art Online
Includes the Grove Dictionary of Artists, 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 Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Artstor
Hosts over two million images of works of art that may be used for non-commercial, educational, and scholarly purposes.

JSTOR
Access to thousands of journal articles.

Design and Applied Art Index
Provides records and abstracts for articles, reviews, catalogs, and books published in modern and contemporary design from 1973 onwards.

Audiobooks
A small but growing collection of audiobooks on a collection of subjects ranging from art to philosophy and more. Start by setting-up a My EBSCOhost account using the Sign In link at the top right of this homepage. Select titles of interest and listen to them directly on your computer or using the EBSCO Audiobook App for iPhone or Android devices.

Digital Maine Library (Formerly MARVEL!)
Free statewide access to a variety of online resources available to Maine libraries.