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Citation & Full-Text Databases from Smithsonian Libraries

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"Free Access" databases can be used from any computer. All others are "Paid" databases which can be accessed only from a networked computer at the Smithsonian Instititution.
Databases
AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature
Abstracts in Anthropology [Free Access]
Aluka
American National Biography
American Periodicals (ProQuest)
Ancestry (Library Edition)
Art and Artists Files in the Smithsonian Libraries Collections [Free Access]
Art Bibliographies Modern
Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson - EBSCOHost)
Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson - EBSCOHost)
Artnet Price Database
AskArt
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Berg Fashion Library
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Bibliography of the History of Art [Free Access]
CAMEO: Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online [Free Access]
Chicago Manual of Style Online
CHOICE REVIEWS Online
Conservation Information Network (BCIN) [Free Access]
Design Abstracts Retrospective
Design ProFILES
Digital Commons Network
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
FirstSearch Databases
Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals
International Architecture Database [Free Access]
International Index to Black Periodicals. IIBP Full Text.
JSTOR
JSTOR Auction Catalogs
Oxford Art Online
Oxford music online
ProQuest Dissertation Express [Free Access]
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Smithsonian Institution Contributions and Studies Series [Free Access]
Ulrichsweb (TRIAL ACCESS through 8/19/2013)
World's Fairs: A Bibliography [Free Access]


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