Online Research Resources

Research links are below. For best results, log in to HOLLIS before starting any searches, and remember to consult Hollis databases.

This list is a compilation of resources that have been freely to access on a temporary basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot guarantee that these institutions continue to provide free access. For a more comprehensive and up-to-date list, please consult the Harvard Library COVID-19 Open Access Page.

 

  • LEAN Library:  Download the browser extension "LEAN Library" to your device here. Select "Harvard" from its pull-down menu of institutions. "LEAN Library" enables you to seamlessly and automatically access Harvard Library's subscriptions from anywhere on the web -- when you run into a paywall on a Google search, this can help you get past it without charge (assuming Harvard has a subscription).
  • Expanded E-Resources Access: In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many publishers and vendors are making some or all of their content freely available. This guide lists some of these offers beyond what is normally available through regular Harvard Library subscriptions.
  • Hollis guide to History of art and architecture sources
  • A&AePortal - Art and Architecture etexts: This database provides access to art and architectural history scholarship by making newly-released and born-digital publications as well as key backlist and out-of-print titles on a wide variety of subjects more broadly available and more widely discoverable through deep tagging on images and text, a robust image search that directs users toward relevant publications, and an interactive online reader tailored for highly illustrated works.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Columbia University: The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals provides a comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Over 2500 publications are indexed, including scholarly and popular literature, professional association publications, US state and regional periodicals, and major publications on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Obituary citations have also been included. The index now incorporates 60,000 records from the 10-volume Burnham Index to Architectural Literature, published by the Art Institute of Chicago, adding additional coverage of Midwestern periodicals. Please note that note that not all articles will be accessible electronically. Generally stronger is 20th century material and topics.
  • Art Full Text Biographic Database: Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from art and architecture periodicals published throughout the world. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.
  • ABIA: Index of South and Southeast Asian Art and Archeology: ABIA is an online bibliography of publications, from 1928 to the present, on the subject of South and Southeast Asian visual arts, archaeology, crafts, and architecture (fr. prehistoric to contemporary).
  • Oxford Art Online: Oxford Art Online provides access and cross-search functionality to Oxford's art reference works, including Grove art online and Benezit dictionary of artists. It includes over 2000,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 15,000 images.
  • Databases for Asian Studies - South and Southeast: Variety of databases, includes newspapers.
  • Academic Search Premier: Academic Search Premier (ASP) is a multi-disciplinary database that includes citations and abstracts from over 4,500 scholarly publications (journals, magazines and newspapers). Full-text is available for more than 3,500 of the publications and is searchable. Indexing and full text availability varies with title. The most complete coverage begins in the 1990s. A wide variety of art history journals is included in this database.
  • Jstor Digital Library: Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added approximately on a weekly basis.
  • History Abstracts with full text: Historical Abstracts is a reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). This database offers annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to the present -over half a million entries in all. Currently over 1800 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database, including key historical journals from virtually every major country. Full text is available for over 300 journals and 100 books. All abstracts are written in English. In addition to articles, Historical Abstracts includes citations to historical books and to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research.
  • Bibliography of British and Irish History: The Bibliography of British and Irish History Online (BBIH) is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography. The BBIH provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British empire and commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. The BBIH includes all references cited from 1901 – 2002 in the Annual Bibliographies of British and Irish History and its predecessor, Writings on British History, as well as pre-1901 citations from Oxford’s Bibliography of British History series. Post- 2002 citations are added on a continuing and timely basis. The BBIH is considered one of the main bibliographical sources on the History of the British Isles and Ireland. Please note that note that not all articles will be accessible electronically.
  • Newspaper.com World Collection: Provides online access to historical newspapers, dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s. Contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries, including Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Panama.
  • British Periodicals Online: When completed in 2008, British Periodicals Collection I and II together "will offer facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries." Topics covered in the various titles include literature, philosophy, history, science, fine arts, social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology, and architecture.
  • Kanopy has added a selection of films available freely which can now be accessed alongside our licensed content. See the details of the offer here. If a film you need is not included, submit a purchase request to the library here.
  • Docuseek is offering streaming access for films from Icarus, Bulldog, and others when the library owns a DVD copy. For assistance setting up access to a film, contact “Ask a Librarian.”
  • National Emergency Library of Digitized Books: The Internet Archive has announced the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching and research activities while universities and libraries are closed. This includes many older books that are not otherwise available as ebooks.
  • Archnet: developed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, Archnet is an open-access resource focused on architecture. The Archnet Guide & FAQ.
  • HathiTrust: HathiTrust is providing Harvard users with temporary access to digital copies in their collection for which we have a print copy. This temporary access will open up approximately 2.4 million monographs still protected by copyright law while our physical spaces remain closed. Sign in using your Harvard Key. Search for a book by title, author, ISBN/ISSN, or subject. If Harvard has access, you will see a "Temporary access" or "Full view" link. You can "check out" a book for 1 hour, for any book with "temporary access." Your access will automatically renew at the end of the hour, unless another user requests the book. Only one reader at a time; if the book is in use by another reader, you will need to check back periodically. Use the "Return Early" button to make the book available to another, if you are done before the hour is up. No further reproduction or distribution is permitted without permission of the copyright holder. Works within the public domain will remain accessible as always.
  • Bloomsbury Digital Resources: Online resources available from Bloomsbury Digital Resources, by request. For more information, visit this post.
  • Bristol University Press: To support our research, student, policy and practice communities at this challenging time, we want you to be able to access our high-quality content as easily as possible. We are partnering with all our eBook providers on various initiatives to allow free and flexible access to our digital books catalogue. Details can be found with each of the providers: Oxford University Press Scholarship Online, JSTOR, ProQuest and EBSCO. The free trial access period has been extended to six months for all 14 of our journals. Any organization can sign up via our Ingentaconnect page. We’d encourage all non-subscribing libraries to do this in order to make our journals available to your communities. If you need any help with the set-up please contact us at bup-journals@bristol.ac.uk. Please also remember that all Bristol University Press journal content on Ingenta can be accessed via Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) system. CASA uses a secure token to continue recognizing users for a short period of time when they move off-campus, enabling more mobile subscription access. General information about all our journals can be found here. Many of our books and journal articles are available Open Access. These titles are available in EPDF version for anyone to read via the OAPEN website. Browse our latest open access journal articles here.
  • University of Calgary Press
  • University of California Press: UCPress has committed to providing free access to all UCPress journals through June 2020.
  • Cambridge University Press: The Press has made all Academic higher education textbooks free to access online. All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core can now be accessed free until the end of May, regardless of whether they were previously purchased. We are also providing free access to research related to the coronavirus. The Press plays a global role in education and research and shares its University’s mission to contribute to society through its work. Sharing that research can play an important role in tackling shared threats such as this. More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are available, drawn from journals including Epidemiology & Infection; Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, and from Animal Health Research Reviews, among others. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published.
  • University of Georgia Press
  • Harvard University Press: All Harvard University Press titles currently available through @ProQuest @EBSCOand @JSTOR have unlimited user access through June 30th.
  • University of Hawai‘i Press: In addition to keeping more than 3,000 titles in print, UH Press has a growing list of content available online. As of 2017, all UH Press journals may be read electronically through individual or institutional platforms. The Press has also made strides with new open-access content, e-books, and digital archives.
  • Indiana University Press
  • Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Lever Press
  • Manchester University Press
  • Medieval Institute Publications: Medieval Institute Publications actively supports Open Access publishing (Gold, Delayed or Green). Please see our Open Access website (ScholarWorks at Western Michigan University).
  • University of Michigan Press
  • Monash University Publishing
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • University of North Texas Press
  • Northwestern University Press
  • Ohio State University Press
  • Penn State University Press
  • Purdue University Press
  • University of South Carolina Press: In an effort to help teachers & learners during COVID-19 , we are making our ebook content free & openly accessible for the next 3 months on the following platforms: @ProjectMUSE@JSTOR@ProQuest, & @GOBI_EBSCO
  • Temple University Press
  • ProQuest
  • ProQuest Dissertation & Thesis Global Search
  • JSTOR