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Museum Studies

Encyclopedia and Reference Articles

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A searchable collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Oxford Reference Online

Includes encyclopedias and scholarly reference titles from many of Oxford University Press works.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A database indexing several thousand records, covering an array of topics. 

Britannica: Academic Edition

Contains the complete encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary & the Britannica Book of the Year. 

Museum Databases


A searchable online journal archive of the American Anthropological Association.  Anthrosource indexes current issues for eleven of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications. 

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and the Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute in the UK. 

Art Full Text

Indexes articles on art from periodicals, yearbooks, & museum bulletins, including reproductions of works of art. References paintings used as illustrations for articles or ads, listing the works under the artists' names with full citations.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references. Covers more than 1,150 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals in a broad range of disciplines.

Humanities Full Text

Indexes articles in the fields of archaeology and classical studies, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, communications,language, literature, literary and political criticism, performing arts, philosophy, religion, etc.


This database provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences.

AATA Online

Comprehensive database of over 138,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. 


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