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OFF CAMPUS USERS: For help with off campus access, follow the link for the particular database (following database name).
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Academic Search Premier EBSCO
Search over 8,500 journals, magazines, newspapers and reference books from 1975. Full Text available.
Search for detailed descriptions of archival collections.
Search an index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Citations only - no full text articles.
Britannica Online Academic Edition Encyclopedia Britannica
Search Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, periodicals and many other research
Ebsco eBook Collection EBSCO
Search over 15,000 eBook titles.
Expanded Academic ASAP Gale
Search over 4,270 scholarly journals and general interest periodicals. Full text available.
The Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922) ProQuest
Search for articles in this 19th & early 20th century Minneapolis newspaper. Use Proquest Newsstand Complete for articles from the
MAS Ultra EBSCO
Search over 500 popular magazines as well as full text biographies, primary source documents and more than 360 reference books. Full text available.
MasterFILE Premier EBSCO
Search nearly 1,700 full text periodicals, more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Full text available.
Search for digital resources from open archive collections.
Oxford Art Online Oxford University Press
Search Grove Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Full text available.
Points of View Reference Center EBSCO
Search for essays that present multiple sides for more than 270 current topics. Full text available.
ProQuest Newsstand ProQuest
Search over 350 U.S. and international newspapers, including the Mpls Star Tribune, New York Times and Washington Post. Full text available.
Student Resources in Context Gale
Search thousands of periodicals, newsapapers, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia, including video, audio clips and podcasts. Full text available.
World Almanac/Book of Facts OCLC
Search the Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs.
Search a catalog of over one billion items in more than 10,000 libraries throughout the world, including the CVA Library.
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses OCLC
Search for dissertations and theses available in libraries worldwide.
EBSCO databases - Type in your 7-digit CVA Library barcode number in the authentication box after clicking on link, click on EBSCOhost and then select the database to search.
Gale databases - Type in your 7-digit CVA Library barcode number in the authentication box after clicking on link and then select the database to search.
Britannica or ProQuest - Type in your 7-digit CVA Library barcode number in the authentication box after clicking on link.
Oxford Art Online - Type in your 7-digit CVA Library barcode number in the box on left side labelled "Library barcode login" after clicking link.
OCLC databases - Access is via the Electronic Library of Minnesota and may not work for all off campus computers. Click here for more information.
ARTstor - Access is available to registered users. Click here for more information.
If you have trouble getting into any database, please let the library staff know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.