eResources

Welcome to the e-branch of the Portage District Library! Here you will find electronically accessible books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and directories, the majority of which you can access with your library card from home or anywhere.

Art Databases:

  • Art Institute of Chicago: The Online Collections

    Explore the Art Institute of Chicago's online collections, which offer access to over 87,000 works and basic information about works of art from all areas of the AIC's encyclopedic collection. Browse the collections by selecting one of the categories shown on the left side of the page. Or, search by entering terms into the "Quick Search."

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    Anywhere
  • British Museum Online Image Collections

    The database is an inventory of the Museum’s collection and aims to record what is known about it. It is primarily designed to support curatorial and research work, and much of the text is specialised in nature and terminology. There are currently 2,246,659 records available, which represent more than 3,500,000 objects.

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  • Detroit Institute of Art: Online Collections

    Search collections by artist's last name, key words in the title, artist nationality, and other fields. It is not necessary to fill in all of the boxes.Only a portion of the DIA's complete collection is represented online.

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  • Getty Museum Online Collections

    The Getty Search Gateway allows users to search across several of the Getty repositories, including collections databases, library catalogs, collection inventories, and archival finding aids. This tool is designed to help researchers, scholars, and educators discover the variety of resources available across the Getty's collections, which include collections in each the four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. Users can use the tool to browse our collections broadly, by type of resource (i.e., paintings, books, archives), or to search directly for assets related to very specific subjects—historical periods, artists, object types, etc.

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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Collection

    he Metropolitan Museum’s initiative—called Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)—provides access to images of art in its collection that the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions; these images are now available for scholarly use in any media. Works that are covered by the new policy are identified on the Museum’s website (http://www.metmuseum.org/collections) with the acronym OASC. (Certain works are not available through the initiative for one or more of the following reasons: the work is still under copyright, or the copyright status is unclear; privacy or publicity issues; the work is owned by a person or an institution other than the Metropolitan Museum; restrictions by the artist, donor, or lender; or lack of a digital image of suitable quality.)

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  • Michigan Authors and Illustrators

    General interest. Searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators that provides biographical and contact information. Indicates whether person will do library presentations.

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    Anywhere with a library card
  • NGA Images: An Online Collection from the National Gallery of Art

    Search the entire National Gallery of Art collection by artist's last name, key words in the title, key words in object information, credit line, provenance name, accession number, exhibition history, and/or catalogue raisonné. You will be able to filter your search results by medium, nationality, time span, styles, images, and whether an object is on view. It is not necessary to fill in all of the boxes.

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