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"Red" by Franz Weissman. Retrieved through PCC Visual Resources Collection through ARTstor.
Art History Databases
PCC Visual Resource Collection
The PCC Visual Resource Collection was created to enhance the studio and art history curriculum at Portland Community College. The collection contains traditional survey images, along with images of architectural, design and art historical significance not available anywhere else, including art process images, images of work in the PCC campus art collections and images collected on faculty research trips.
ARTstor Includes more than 1.5 million images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools support viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline. You must register to save any images for future reference and to use ARTstor's sophisticated presentation tools. You also must register to access ARTstor from off-campus.
Oxford Art Online
Limited to 5 concurrent users. Features over 45,000 articles and images covering every aspect of the visual arts. There are over 7,000 searchable images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as links to other museums and galleries.
Full text of over 1000 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals. Video tutorials are available.
Fine Arts (Gale OneFile)
Provides more than 150 full-text magazines and journals that are covered in indices such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Academic Search Premier
Full text for more than 4,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. 3,700 are peer-reviewed.
Portland Art Museum Library
Crumpacker Family Library
Open to students, researchers, docents, staff, and public, the library contains art archives and historical and current magazines and journals.