Arts Resource Guide

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Library Catalog
Fine Arts Musuems
Government Sites  
Open CourseWare  
TEL Tutor
   (Training on the Tennessee Electronic Library)
Web Resources
Other Libraries
Topic: College and Career Success 

Fountainhead Library Catalog of Print and Media Resources
  • JSTOR (jay-store) has made available, free of charge, all materials published before 1923.  Please see bottom of this page for a few important  JSTOR search tips.

  • Tennessee Electronic Library via GALE (TEL). Preferred access. A PASSWORD IS REQUIRED: Ask your instructor or the librarian. TEL Tutor (Help).  Provides more than 60 databases. Each database contains materials from hundreds or thousands of publications. For guidance on which databases will be of the most use to you, please see the Course Resources Page for your program or course. USAGE HINT. On the first page, toggle off the pre-selected databases and choose the one(s) that interest you.

  • TEL Alternative Access. THIS PATH VALIDATES YOUR LOCATION. Adds the following resources: WorldBook Encyclopedia; from ProQuest, HeritageQuest andThe Tennesseean; and several databases containing Tennessee primary sources, archives, and ancestry. It also provides a direct link intoThe Knoxville News Sentinel. USAGE HINT. Skip the search box on the first page. Instead, choose one of the links: Subject, All TEL Databases, or Advanced Search.

Multi-Subject Databases Recommended

  • Academic OneFile
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • General OneFile

Subject-Oriented Databases Recommended

  • Communications & Mass Media Collection (CMMC) *
  • Diversity Studies Collection
  • General Business File International
  • Pop Culture Collection
  • Psychology Collection
  • Small Business Collection

News Databases Recommended
(For a fuller discussion of how to find newspapers etc.,
 see News Access.)

  • InfoTrac Newsstand
  • National Newspaper Index

* NOTE: CMMC must be accessed via the public TEL; it is not in Fountainhead Library's Gale-provided set. URL: Via Fountainhead, use the Fountainhead password. Inside, click: "All TEL Databases"; select CMMC. Otherwise, you must have a card from a public or other college library and use their password/PIN.

Fine Art Museums

These sites provide many art images. Generally, use links containing the word "collection."

Government Sites
Web Resources

Artcyclopedia. A directory for finding works of art by title, artist, etc.

Google Art Project. An excellent resource for finding paintings and other objects, which are indexed by creator, title, and name of museum owning them.

Google Images. A "quick and dirty" resource.

Movies.  Internet Movie Database IMDb.   

Open CourseWare (OCW)

Open CourseWare Consortium Home Page. OCW Consortium offers a single-site access window into courseware uploaded from very many institutions of higher education, including some very high-quality ones, such as Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Univeristy of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, and University of California-Irvine and -Berkeley.

OCW COURSES. The site can be searched by any word or phrase; and additional paths of discovery are available. Try these search terms: art, dance, fiction, music, storytelling, theater, visual arts, popular culture.

JSTOR Search Tips

  1. To prevent frustration and wasted time, always check the box labeled: “Include only content I can access."
  2. JSTOR does not have a true keyword search. The default is "Full-text," meaning it searches the entire document. If the number of results from a full-text search is too large (more than 35-50), it will also be unfocused. Consider searching the Abstract (summary) field to obtain greater focus on relevancy. 

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Updated: 01/16/2014

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