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  • Comics Through Time Gale
    Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this four-volume work provides an authoritative source on the history of the comics medium. (2014)
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Oxford
    Survey the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. (1998)
  • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion Gale
    Includes origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and social meaning of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical areas.(2005)
  • Oxford Art Online
    Grove Art Online comprises the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, edited by Hugh Brigstocke (2001). Articles that have been added or updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped. (Updated regularly)


  • Music Online Alexander Street
    Comprehensive resource includes African American Music Reference, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Classical Scores Library, and Classical Music Reference Library.
  • Music Online: African American Music Reference Alexander Street
    Comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.
  • Music Online: Classical Scores Library Alexander Street
    Contains the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 45,000 musical scores.
  • Music Online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Alexander Street
    Research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture Gale
    his encyclopedia examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop's influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures. Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Story Behind the Protest Song Gale
    Features the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times in modern history. (2008)

Research Articles


  • Smarthistory
    Smart history - An open source, online multimedia art history textbook authored by art historians from the Pratt Institute.
  • Timeline of Art History
    Brought to you by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this timeline is elegant and informative.

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