Library

Summer Building Hours

(For students, staff and faculty)

Monday–Thursday 8 am–8:45 pm

Friday 8 AM–6 pm

Saturday–Sunday 10 am–6 pm

Tuesday, May 30-Sunday, August 20

To make an appointment

Outside researchers and alumni, please email reference@bgc.bard.edu or call 212.501.3025 to make an appointment to visit the library. 

Research Databases
AATA Online (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature)
A service of the Getty Conservation Institute that provides more than 119,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.
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Accessible Archives

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Ad*Access
The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000” Fund, presents images and information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.

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America: History and Life
Indexes more than 2,000 journals published worldwide on the history of the United States and Canada from pre-history to the present.

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American Memory
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American Periodicals Series (APS)
A full-text resource for access to hundreds of early American magazines, newspapers, and popular and professional journals published from 1740 to 1940.

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Anthropology Plus
One resource that combines two important anthropology indexes—the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University in the U.S., and the Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute in the U.K.

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AnthroSource
A website and search interface produced by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) that includes the full text of current and legacy content from journals published by the AAA.

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ARCADE
A union catalog of three major art libraries in New York City: the Frick Art Reference Library, the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, and the MoMA Library.
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Archive-It
A web archiving service for collecting and accessing cultural heritage on the web. Includes many museums, universities and libraries from over 400 partner organizations in 48 U.S. states and 16 countries worldwide.

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ArchiveGrid
An international website that gathers and presents information on archival collections. Over 2,500 libraries, museums, and archives worldwide contribute descriptions of their collections to the project.

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Archives of American Art
Digital Collections of archival material relating to American Artists, designers and dealers. Includes archives of ACA Galleries, Florence Knoll Bassett, George Grey Barnard, Jacques Seligmann & Co and many more.

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Archives Portal Europe
Search over 250 million archival descriptions from almost 7000 institutions. Provides access to information on archival material and institutions throughout Europe.
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ArchNet

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Art and Architecture Archive
A full-text archive of magazines in the fields of art and architecture dating from the late-19th century to the 21st, including Apollo, American Craft and Craft Horizons. By ProQuest.

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Art Bibliographies Modern
Indexes articles published from 1974 to the present. ARTbibliographies Modern covers articles published on all aspects of modern and contemporary art (19th century to the present), as well as photography (1839 to the present).

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Art Index Retrospective
The H. W. Wilson Company’s index to articles published between 1929 and 1984 on advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, computers in art, crafts, decorative arts, fashion design, folk art, graphic
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Art Source
Developed from a merger of art databases from EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson, including new unique sources, Art Source offers detailed indexing and abstracts for work on fine art, decorative art, commercial art, architecture, and architectural desi

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ARTFL Project
Consists of nearly 2,000 texts in French, ranging from classical works of French literature to various kinds of nonfiction prose and technical writing. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises.

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artlibraries.net
The Virtual Catalogue for Art History allows simultaneous searching the online catalogs of more than 36 international art libraries in Europe, the U.S., and Australia

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Artnet
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Arts + Architecture ProFILES (AAP)
A biographical dictionary of modern designers, craftspeople, artists, and architects. Part of the Arts:Search (formerly designinform) package.

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Artstor Digital Library

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Avery Index
Indexes more than 2,000 periodicals published worldwide on architecture, as well as on archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation. Selective coverage dates back to articles published in the 1860s; full coverage includes w

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Bard College Library Databases
BGC users also have access to databases provided by Stevenson Library at Bard College.
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BAS (Bibliography of Asian Studies)
Contains more than 800,000 records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present, referencing principally Western-language articles and book chap

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Berg Fashion Library

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BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art)
Indexes and abstracts books, articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, and catalogs published on American and European art of all eras. The Getty provides access to BHA and to the Répertoire international de la littérature de l’art (RILA).

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BHI (British Humanities Index)
Indexes more than 400 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the U.K. and other English-speaking countries from 1962 to the present, as well as high-quality newspapers published in the U.K.
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Blue Mountain Project
This collection contains fully searchable issues of important periodicals of the European avant-garde.

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British Library

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British Museum

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C19: The 19th-Century Index
Provides access to more than 20 million bibliographic records for 19th-century source materials. The records are a collection of 12 different citation sources, including such indexes as Poole’s and the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals.
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Calisphere

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Cambridge Collections Online
Offers cross-searchable online access to the Cambridge Companions in Literature and Classics and the Cambridge Companions in Philosophy, Religion, and Culture. Each collection is updated with new Companions upon publication.

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Cambridge Histories Online

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CAMEO

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Chronicling America
Digitized American historical newspapers from 1836-1922. Contains many smaller regional newspapers, with good images and advertising content.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

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Country Life Archive



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Database Machine Drawings


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Digital Public Library of America
Digitized collections from American libraries, archives, and museums. The collection’s topics range from the written word, works of art and culture, records of America’s heritage, and scientific efforts.

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Dissertation Abstracts

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Duke Digital Collections

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Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Contains digital facsimile images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473 to 1700.

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Early European Books Online
Contains digital facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access sources printed in Europe from the origin of printing to the end of the 17th century.

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ECCO (18th-Century Collections Online)
Offers digital images of every page of significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, as well as thousands from the Americas. The Library subscribes to Parts I and II of the database.



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Europeana
Search for texts, videos, sound, and images from many European museums, archives, and libraries. Note that the site does not include collections outside of Europe, commercial projects, or websites.

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Flickr

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Flickr Commons

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Gale Primary Sources
An integrated research environment that allows users to search across all of their Gale primary source collections. Gale Primary Sources takes users beyond a simple search and retrieve workflow, allowing them to analyze conten

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Gallica
Online database from the Bibliothèque nationale de France offering a wide variety of fully scanned and searchable art resources, including auction catalogues.

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Getty Research Portal
Access over 60,0000 digitized art history publications, rare books, auction catalogs and related literature.



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Google Patents
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Great Buildings Collection


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Historical New York Times

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History of Collecting in America
Database created to help researchers locate primary source material about American art collectors, dealers, agents and advisers, and the repositories that hold these records. Covers 18th century to present.
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IADDB
International advertising & design database

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Iconclass
Iconclass is a hierarchically ordered collection of definitions of objects, people, events and abstract ideas that may serve as the subject of an image.


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Index to 19th-Century Art Periodicals
A complete index of 42 art periodicals published in the United States during the 19th century, the sole online index to virtually all the art journals published in that period.
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Infotrac Newsstand
This full-text newspaper database has several New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.

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International Medieval Bibliography
A multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa and the Near East (300-1500), including over 4,500 journals, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogs.

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Internet Archive
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. The site includes the Wayback Machine, a digital archive of the World Wide Web.

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Iter - Gateway to Middle…
A bibliography of interdisciplinary literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
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JISC Digital Media

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JSTOR

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Lexis-Nexis
Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information.


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Luna Commons

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Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction from the collections of Cornell University and the University of Michigan.

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MetPublications
A portal to all of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digitized publications (exhibition catalogues, books, Bulletins, and Journals), currently offering nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art


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MoMA Exhibition History Digital Archive
Featuring catalogues, archival material, installation photographs, checklists and an index of artists, this database covers all MoMA exhibitions from 1929 to present.

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Museum of Modern Art


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Newspaper Source
Provides full text for 238 sources, including 175 regional U.S. newspapers, 20 international newspapers, 15 newswires and newspaper columns, and 24 TV and radio news transcriptions.

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NewsVault
NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring your library’s collection of Gale historical newspapers. With the power to search over 10 million digitized facsimile pages, Gale NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to
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Oxford Art Online

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)
An illustrated collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies of noteworthy people from around the world in any walk of life who were connected with the British Isles and British history worldwide.

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Oxford English Dictionary
The OED in online form.

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Patrologia Latina

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Project Muse

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ReVIEW
Full-text 19th- and early 20th-century art journals including The Studio, Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, and Art et Décoration. Part of the Arts:Search (formerly designinform) package.

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SCIPIO
Provides bibliographic information on auction sales catalogues from major North American and European auction houses as well as important private sales, and indicates which libraries hold the catalogues in their collections.
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Shared Shelf



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The Beazley Archive
Classical Art Research Centre’s antiquities database allows you to search art, pottery, gems, sculpture and architectural terracottas. It also has over 10,000 images of Greek/Roman sculpture and 200,000 images of Greek pottery.
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The Chicago Manual of Style Online
Full-text online version of the printed style guide, plus the Chicago Citation Quick Guide and Chicago Style Q&A.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum

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The Serials Directory by EBSCOhost®
Provides bibliographic information and current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains nearly 212,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers.

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The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006
The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006, makes 221 years of The Times of London available for researchers.
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The Vogue Archive
A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

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The Women’s Wear Daily Archive
A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images.


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Victoria and Albert Museum
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Visual Arts Data Service

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Web Gallery of Art

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Wikimedia Commons


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William J. Hill Texas Artisans…
This database comprises of biographies and primary source materials on 19th century, Texas artisans & artists in ceramics, furniture, textiles, metalworks, photographs, paintings, and works on paper.

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World Digital Library

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WorldCat via OCLC’s Firstsearch
Books and other materials in over 9,000 libraries worldwide. Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries: over 67 million bibliographic records. Advanced searching options in the FirstSearch platform allow for very targeted searching.
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WorldCat via worldcat.org
Worldcat.org also includes records for about 30 million journal and magazine articles.

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WorldImages