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CCS Bard Library List of Digital Resources (COVID-19)

We developed this list of subscription and open-access digital resources for art research in response to the closure of our physical space and the need for remote access during the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional help navigating these resources, or for any trouble accessing subscription resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to CCS Bard library staff at for assistance. We’re here to help!

CCS Bard Resources

CCS Bard Selected Electronic Resources for Art Research

Bard’s A-Z Databases

Bard e-books: now searchable via the CCS Bard Catalog. To isolate this material, you can do an advanced search and select “E-books” in the Resource Type facet then pair with additional search terms. You can also simply hit “Enter” to browse the material. Don’t forget to use quotation marks around your search terms to reduce false hits.

Notable full-text/media subscription resources


Electronic Arts Intermix

Open access full-text/media sources

Art Institute of Chicago

Books Online (Smithsonian)

Canadian Online Art Book Project

Directory of Open Access Books

Directory of Open Access Journals

e-Artexte:digitized texts on contemporary art, with a focus on Canada

Fillip (the publication has made their entire archive of online content freely accessible)

Fundacion Juan March

Getty Publications Virtual Library

Guggenheim Library Collection via Internet Archive

Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library: digital video library of performance practices in the Americas.

Heritage Preservation Titles (World Monuments Fund)

Hispanic American Historical Review (HAHR) - as of 3/26 all 20th Century volumes, 1918-1999, are available open-access from Duke University Press.

Internet Archive: has created a National Emergency Library, suspending their waitlist until the end of the academic year or the end of the national emergency. See also a collection of art books in their Open Library.

Julia Stoschek Collection

Latsis Foundation

Met Publications

MoMA Exhibition History

New York Public Library Digital Collections

OAPEN: Arts Titles

OAPEN: Humanities Titles

One Star Press artist books: now available as PDFs during this time

OSCI (Museum collection catalogs via the Getty)

Smithsonian Libraries Collection via Internet Archive


Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections (compiled by the Museum Computer Network, MCN)

Vera List Center Archive

Video art and artists essays (Video Data Bank)

Walker Art Center’s Living Collection Catalogues (Volumes I-III)

Whitney Museum of American Art via Internet Archive

Wildenstein Plattner Institute

Other sources

Google Books - note that this source is best for historical public domain texts that are no longer in copyright, but can be useful for it’s snippet view of more recent publications.

NYPL’s guide for research in dance and theatre: these guides links to open resources as well as subscription databases available remotely, many of which have been opened for access during the library’s period of closure, accessible with a NYPL card. New York residents can apply for a card from home via SimplyE.

Latest update: March 27, 2020