Artwork & Images

Contains over 3,500 essays and images on blues, jazz, spirituals, gospel, ragtime, civil rights songs, rhythm and blues, hip hop and rap and other forms of African American musical expression.

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A full-text archive of magazines comprising key research material in the fields of art and architecture, dating from the late-nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Subjects covered include fine art, decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design, and photography. The issues are presented as full-color page images. Detailed article-level indexing permits quick, efficient searching and navigation of this material.

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Registered users can download individual images from the ARTstor Digital Library, so remember to register for a free user account.

The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 2 million digital images in the arts, art history, architecture, anthropology, history, humanities, foreign languages and literatures, religion, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

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A comprehensive and definitive resource for artists’ biographies, published since 1911. Includes 149,000 biographies as well as exhibition histories and over 11,000 images of artists’ signatures and stamps of sale.

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Bloomsbury Food Library reflects the interdisciplinary nature of food studies, making it an essential resource for students and scholars studying food, on courses as wide-ranging as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies. It offers cross-searchable access to a broad and expanding range of encyclopedias, references works, e-books, images, and more.

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ChemDraw Professional is a tool for chemists and biologists to create chemical drawings for use in ELNs, databases and publications and for querying chemical databases such as SciFinder.

UNCW's site license agreement with ChemDraw allows access only to current students, faculty, and staff. You must download and install the Chemdraw software. 

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Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through 150,000 pages of exclusive photographs, correspondence, magazines, dance notation, and reference material that dissolve the distance between archive and scholar and draw dance students into the library.

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Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) for North Carolina delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in 158 North Carolina towns and cities across a century of change.

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Contains more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, reference books, and transcripts—plus more than 7 million pictures, maps, weblinks, and audio/video clips. Titles include:The Economist, History Today, Jet, The Lancet, Library Journal, Newsweek, Science, Time, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and The World & I.

Additional new content sources and features help to create a powerful curriculum support tool for English Language Arts, Social Studies, and more.

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The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and global coverage dates back to 1933. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations.

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Formerly named ProQuest Heath and Medicine Complete.  

Offers comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others. Provides in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications with almost 1,300 available in full text and of these, over 900 include MEDLINE indexing. Includes all charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to medical research. Part of ProQuest Central.

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The Index of Medieval Art is a unique repository that is of considerable value to students of art history and related disciplines. The largest and most important archive of medieval art in the world, the Index offers unrivalled iconographic documentation, in both text and image, of art from the Early Christian period to the middle of the 16th century. There is a particular emphasis on art of the Western world, but this has been augmented in recent years by the addition of significant documentation of art from Coptic Egypt, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Syria, Armenia, and the Near East.

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Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration. Also contains photographs, artwork and links to taxonomic literature. Search or browse by resource type, geography, collection or herbarium. Contains more than two million high-resolution type specimens. Plant type specimens are in great demand for scientific study because of their pivotal role as original vouchers of nomenclature. They also act as a historical record of changes in various flora. The specimens have been hand-selected and meticulously digitized by partner herbaria with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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All images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you're an artist or a designer, an educator or a student, a professional or a hobbyist, you now have more than 375,000 images of artworks from our collection to use, share, and remix—without restriction.

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The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online. Collections include North Carolina Memory, North Carolina College and University Yearbooks, North Carolina Newspapers, and more.

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Explore well over a half a million items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. Spanning a wide range of historical eras, geography, and media, NYPL Digital Collections offers drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, videos, audio, and more. Encompassing the subject strengths of the vast collections of The Library, these materials represent the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences.

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Oxford Art Online is an innovative new gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location. Including eBooks on art and art history.

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Popular Medicine in America documents the history of ‘popular’ remedies and treatments in nineteenth century America, through primary source materials drawn from the extensive collections at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The material covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids. All printed documents are fully text-searchable. 

A variety of secondary features provide further tools for teaching and research:

  • A fully searchable visual gallery of illustrations, advertisements and posters
  • Online exhibitions, showcasing some of the collection’s highlights
  • Carefully selected external links to aid research
  • An interactive chronology charting key dates in the history of popular medicine
  • A glossary of medical terms
  • Topical academic essays from leading scholars
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A great database for art and art history, Shared Shelf Commons is a free, open-access library of images. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images. Institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, a Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections, can share their images with the world via the Commons.

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Student Resources In Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. The database includes hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.

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The library's digital collections offer digitized artifacts, art, diaries, letters, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, publications, and reports. These collections focus on the history of the University of North Carolina Wilmington as well as the history of Southeast North Carolina and the Lower Cape Fear Region.

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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume I covers major works from North America and Europe, beginning with the first underground comix from the 1950s and continuing through to modern sequential artists. The collection contextualizes these original works with 25,000 pages of interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism from journals, books, and magazines, including The Comics Journal.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume II expands on Volume I by offering an additional 100,000 pages of important, rare, and hard-to-find works, scholarly writings, and more. Volume II adds extensive coverage of the pre-Comics Code era horror, crime, romance, and war comics that fueled the backlash leading to one of the largest censorship campaigns in US history. It also contains tens of thousands of pages of non-mainstream, post-code comics and secondary materials from around the world, including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, England, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Korea, Japan, and more.

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An essential resource for the study of popular art, art history, and entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Consists of four components: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving pictures, optical entertainments & the advent of cinema.

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An unprecedented digital collection offering access to the runs of more than 100 publications from Archie Comics. It’s one of the longest-running, best-known comic staples, spanning the early 1940s to 2020. Alongside the flagship title, Archie, other prominent titles, which have pervaded wider popular culture, include Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Betty & Veronica, and Jughead.

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