Library Art Databases

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

The links below are being provided as a convenience; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Scott County Library of any of the products, services, or opinions represented. Scott County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external sites or for that of subsequent links.  

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.