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Scholarly eBooks from the fields of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. Includes images and in-text searching. Temporarily free resource until Jun 14 due to COVID-19.


High-resolution art images. You will need to create a free account before you can download images.

Berg Fashion Library

Focuses on world dress and fashion throughout history. Materials include: e-Books, reference materials (Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion), images, and fashion journals. Temporarily free resource until May 30, 2020 due to COVID-19.

CCDL (Claremont Colleges Digital Library)

  • Vendor: The Claremont Colleges Library

Digitized archive of material produced by and/or owned by The Claremont Colleges. Includes artworks, college photo archives, videos of lectures, rare books, etc.

David Rumsey Map Collection

  • Vendor: Cartography Associates

Maps from North and South America, 1550-present. Includes a variety of digitized cartographic materials, including atlases, globes, books of exploration, and maritime charts.

Internet Archive's Open Library

  • Vendor: Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a non-profit, digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. The mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.The archive contains 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos, (including 1.6 million Television News Programs, 3 million image, and 200,000 software programs.

Kikuzo II Visual Database

  • Vendor: Kinokuniya Bookstores of America

Contains full text of Asahi Shimbun, from its first edition in 1879 (Meiji 12) to today; Shukan Asahi, AERA, 1985 to present; and the Image Database of Post-WWII Showa Period (1945-1989) and Heisei Period (1989-1999) of the Asahi Shimbun Reduced-size Facsimile Edition; and Contemporary Dictionary Chiezo, updated annually.
Limited to 2 simultaneous users.


  • Vendor: Pomona College

Provides images from the Prehistoric period to the 21st century. If you are on the Claremont Colleges network, you do not need an account to view the images. If you would like to save images for use, you can create an account. This resource is created and supported by Pomona College and its Visual Resource Center.

Medical Services and Warfare

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

1850-1970. Hospital Reports and register, correspondence, memoirs and diaries, printed books and periodicals, maps, charts and hospital plans, photographs, postcards and illustrations and objects. Conflicts included: Crimean War, the American Civil War, The First World War. Topics include: impact on medicine during peacetime, influenza epidemic, 1918 post-war rehab, Women at War, sanitation, surgery, mental health, personal experience, hospital care, public health, systems and more. Features include interactive data visualization, medical developments, biographies and essays.


  • Vendor: Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale

Examples of and information about music iconography

Shakespeare's Globe Archive

(AM Explorer)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

20th and 21st century documents about performance practice in the reconstructed Globe Theatre, London (1997): prompt books, wardrobe notes, programmes, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.

SUR, 1931-1992.

  • Vendor: Gale

Digital images of the complete Latin American Literary magazine (cover, photos, ads, etc.)

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume I

  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes full reproductions of graphics novels and comics starting from the 1950s. Besides digitized comics and graphic novels, this database also has interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism pertaining to the medium from various journals, books, and magazines.

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