Arts & Humanities

Library Art Databases (Library card & PIN needed to sign in)

Art Reference Books: Art Reference Books: Reference books covering topics in the visual and performing arts.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras: Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music, and religion.

Britannica Academic Edition: Aimed at college/university students, it contains the Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals and other research tools.

Britannica Public Library Edition: Search Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus. Also contains a Spanish-English dictionary and a notable quotations search.

Britannica School Edition: Aimed and K-12th grade students and their teachers (the database contains teacher resources). Contains four complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language.

smARTpass: Get free or discounted admissions into Twin Cities arts organizations using smARTpass. All you need is your library card. 

Working Americans 1880-2011, Our History Through Music: Family profiles and historical information provides the background on how music helped shape the U.S.

Web Resources

Google Arts & Culture: Features content from over 1200 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures on line.

Great 78 Project: The Great 78 Project is a community project for the preservation, research, and discovery of 78rpm records. The catalog of streaming music can be found here.

Internet Movie Database: Movie, television and celebrity information.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collection: Works of art, with brief information about the artist and the time period.