Art and Design Databases


Academic Search Premier

Multi-disciplinary database provides full text articles including newspapers, magazines, and peer-reviewed (academic/scholarly) journals.

Biography in Context

Reference resources such as biographies and articles of some notable artists and designers.

CARLI Digital Collections

Digitized art and artifact collections such as the Saskia Art Images Collecton containing digitized images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, and artifacts.

NYPL Digital Gallery

The New York Public Library's image database containing a vast collection of drawings, maps, posters and many others in subject areas such as fine and decorative arts, history, perferoming arts, and others.


Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.