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Research Databases

Start with this online encyclopedia for background information including biographies.

Fine Arts and Music Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

gale virtual reference library (large)
Search all Gale ebooks through Gale Virtual
Reference Library, including biography sources.

Access is through Multnomah County Library. Apply for a card online here or ask Mrs. Poteet for help.

Oxford Art Online includes over 45,000 signed articles on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory through the present; 30,000 links to color images from high-quality museum and other art sites; and 130,000 searchable images. Excellent for biographies of artists, architects, patrons, collectors, dealers, theorists, writers, and scholars.