Research Databases

OCAC subscribes to a number of excellent databases for academic research. 
Please contact the library for usernames and passwords if needed. 

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ARTSTOR has more than 2.5 million high quality images contributed by museums, artist estates, and photo archives.  More

Access from off-campus with a password.

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Oxford Art Online contains the The Dictionary of Art -the landmark encyclopedia of world art from prehistory to the present in more than 45,000 scholarly articles. 

Access from off-campus with password

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Art & Architecture Source provides access to scholarly journal articles.

Access from off-campus with a password

Journal of Modern Craft Online 

Access with a password


Search every public and academic library in the country, and then have the items delivered to OCAC.

Selected databases available from the Washington County Cooperative Library Services 

You can also access many other databases available with a WCCLS library card.

Fine Arts and Music available through the Oregon State Library is a resource that indexes  art journals. 
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  General One File

Finds articles in general (non-academic) magazines and periodicals.


Gale Virtual Reference Library offers encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in eBook format. 

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New York Times.

Get access to the NYT from 1851-1922 and 1980 to the present.  Go here for details. If you require content from the gap contact

Selected databases available from the Multnomah County Library.

All members of the OCAC community are eligible for a Multnomah County Library Card
which will enable access to their databases.  Get details here or contact the OCAC library.

Academic Search Premier  
Art Abstracts  
Art Index Retrospective  
Book Review Digest Plus  
Columbia Grangers World of Poetry  
Historical Abstracts  
Humanities Abstracts  
Image Quest  
New York Times and NYT Historical  
OregonianHistorical Oregonian 1861-1987  
Oxford English Dictionary  
Oxford Music Online  
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature  
Reader's Guide Retrospective 1890-1982  
UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory  
Wall Street Journal