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How to Use Databases


Using Artstor
Using Gale Databases
Using WorldCat


Research Guides
Information Literacy



Artstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences, with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching. Also included is the Pratt Institute Digital Image Collection, consisting of images locally created and licensed by the Pratt Institute Libraries.

Please see Artstor's YouTube Tutorials, as well as the Artstor Help Pages.



Gale Databases

Includes over 150 full text newspapers, including seven New York State newspapers and the New York Times, which is indexed in full text for the full current year.

Please see the tutorial for the Gale Newspaper Databases.




JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.

JSTOR is a database that includes Arts and Sciences I and III Collections providing full-Text to over 200 journals . Collection I covers core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. Collection III covers languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture.

Please see the JSTOR Tutorial.



WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.

Please see the WorldCat Tutorial.



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