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DADABASE Catalog of The Museum of Modern Art Library and Study Centers.

Museum Archives Holdings and Finding Aids Contact Museum Archives regarding access.

MoMA Bulletin 1933-63 | Members Newsletter 1968-70 | MoMA 1974-2002 @MoMA

Installation Photographs Approximately 3,500 images documenting major exhibitions from 1929-1955. @MoMA

Architecture and Design Collection Images of over 6,000 works. @MoMA

Exhibitions 1929-present | MoMA History and Collections Bibliography

Latin American Bibliography Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino holdings in the The Museum of Modern Art Library.

Survey of Archives of Latin American Art Survey and inventory of Latino visual arts research material located in the New York area.

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Library and Archive Catalogs | top

WorldCat Combined catalog of research and public libraries nationwide. Incorporates Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN) and National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC). @MoMA

Art and Rare Book Sales Catalog Index (SCIPIO) Combined catalog of auction catalogs owned by major art research libraries. @MoMA

ArchiveGrid Combined catalog of archives and manuscript collections nationwide. See also WorldCat. @MoMA

Dissertation Abstracts Selected masters theses and dissertations from the US, UK, Europe and Canada published since 1861. @MoMA

Rhizome Archives over 1600 new media art works. Includes brief artist biographies. @MoMA

Periodical Indexes | top

Ebsco Electronic Journals Full-text of 38 journals including Frieze, Metropolis, October, and Screen. Best source for latest issues of each. @MoMA

Jstor Full-text facsimiles of major arts and humanities periodicals, including Art Journal, Burlington Magazine, Leonardo, Metropolitan Museum Bulletin, and October. Also includes MoMA magazines and newsletters from 1933-2002. @MoMA

Art Full Text and Art Retrospective Indexes art periodicals published from 1929 to the present, including full-text for recent issues of Aperture, Art in America, Art Journal, Assemblage, Design Issues, Flash Art, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Modern Painters, Nka, and several film journals, among others. @MoMA

ArtBibliographies Modern Indexes art and photography publications (including periodicals, selected books, conference proceedings, and exhibition catalogs in any language) published since 1977. @MoMA

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Indexes architecture and design periodicals published since 1934 (with selected records since the 1860s). @MoMA

Bibliography of the History of Art Indexes selected art periodicals, dissertations, and exhibition catalogs published since 1973. @MoMA

NEW Design and Applied Arts Index and Design Arts Retrospective Design periodicals published since 1900 and design yearbooks published from 1894-1986. Includes Gebrauchsgraphik and Graphis, among many other journals. @MoMA

NEW Design ProFILES 13,000 profiles of designers, architects, craftspeople, photographers, studios and other institutions. @MoMA

FIAF Index to Film and TV Periodicals Indexes film and television periodicals published since the 1970s. Includes related index of film and television collections and a catalog of silent film. @MoMA

Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) Indexes conservation periodicals, books, technical reports, theses and multimedia sources published since 1955. Incorporates Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA), published between 1955 and 1997.

ArticleFirst Indexes over 13,000 general periodicals published since 1990, including major art journals. @MoMA

Periodical Abstracts Indexes general and academic journals published since 1987. @MoMA

NYPL Databases Numerous sources available remotely through the New York Public Library, including newspaper and periodical databases (such as The New York Times full text from 2000), academic journal indexes, the Associated Press Photo Archive, and biography databases. To access, enter a NYPL library card number (Apply for an NYPL card).

New York Times Article Archive Full text search and retrieval 1851 to the present. Free downloads 1851-1922 and 1987 to the present. Credit card downloads 1923-1986 (with some free exceptions).

Auction Results Indexes | top

ArtInfo (formerly Art Sales Index) Auction results compiled since 1968 (with selected results since 1920). @MoMA

Artfact Auction results from over 500 auction houses, compiled since approximately 1990. Includes images. Focus on antiques, design, and decorative arts. @MoMA

Artnet Auction results from 500 auction houses, compiled since 1989. Includes images. @MoMA

Artprice Auction results from 2900 auction houses, compiled since 1986. @MoMA

Gordon's Print and Photography Prices Print auction results compiled since 1985. Photography results since 1970 (with selected results since the 1940s). @MoMA

General Reference | top

Grove Dictionary of Art Full, current content, including images. @MoMA

ARTstor Image database including MoMA Architecture and Design Collection, MoMA installation photographs from 1929-1955, and general art historical images, among other collections. @MoMA

NEW Encyclopædia Britannica Comprehensive encyclopedia with over 73,000 articles. Includes illustrations, video clips, in-depth country data, selected journal articles, and over 4,000 quotations. @MoMA

Wikipedia "The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."

Merriam-Webster Online Authoritative dictionary and thesaurus includes etymology and audio pronunciation.