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Art Index/Art Index Retrospective Library Card Required
An index of articles back to 1929. Full text is available online for some recent articles (1997-present). Find earlier articles in the print journal collection in the Harold Washington Library Center’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.

ARTbibliographies Modern Library Card Required.
An index of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, doctoral dissertations and exhibition reviews covering all forms of modern and contemporary art with entries back to 1974. Most of the titles included in the index are available in the Harold Washington Library Center’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Library Card Required.
An index of articles on architecture and design. Coverage begins in the 1930s, with selected journals indexed back to the 1860s. Most of the titles included in the index are available at the Harold Washington Library Center.

Chicago Public Library Digital Collections
Photographs from Chicago Public Library’s special collections. View photos of Civil War artifacts, Millennium Park’s construction, Mayor Harold Washington and Chicago neighborhoods. Search the Chicago Examiner newspaper and playbills from Chicago’s early theaters.

Design & Applied Arts Index Library Card Required.
An index of more than 500 journals in all areas of design, from fashion to web design, back to 1973. Find articles in the print journal collection in the Harold Washington Library Center’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Oxford Art Online Library Card Required.
Articles and definitions from several sources: Grove Art Online (based on the Dictionary of Art), Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Scholarly and authoritative, this resource is great for background information on a wide variety of topics in art.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database Library Card Required.
Index to articles on circus performance, dance, drama, film, magic, musical theater, opera, pantomime, performance art, puppetry, television and theater. Some articles are full text. Others may be obtained from other CPL online resources or from the print journal collection in the Harold Washington Library Center’s Visual and Performing Arts Department.

ProQuest Newspapers (Global Newsstream) Library Card Required.
Articles from hundreds of newspapers and newsfeeds from around the world, including the Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights), New York Times, USA Today, Globe and Mail (Canada), The Times (London), The Times of India and Daily Yomiuri (Japan).Find additional newspapers in America’s News.