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A Guide to Art & Design Resources

A guide to research in Art and Design resources

A-Z Database List

A-Z Database List 

Looking for a database? Search by: Title, Database Type, Subject or Vendor/Publisher.

Historical Newspapers

Two  local library systems (St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis County Library) have access to For either system, you can live anywhere in the St. Louis metro area in Missouri and get a library card for free.  

The database offers more than 10,000 digitized newspaper titles for large and small communities in the U.S. as well as newspapers in Canada, Australia, Ireland, the British Isles and Panama, from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. Includes the St. Louis Globe Democrat. Date ranges vary by publication.

SLCL (get a card).

SLPL (get a card).

Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive is a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included.

Tip: Use Advanced Search to find images by garment type, designer or brand names and photographer or illustrator.

Remote Resources for Art and Architecture

Art journals in the WU Catalog | Art Ejournals

Art & Design Databases

find articles, reviews, case studies and more

Fashion Databases

Art History Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

Google Scholar Search

Art Exhibition Reviews

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