MDID- You must be a student currently enrolled in an art class that uses MDID in order to gain access. A username and password are required for entry. If you do not have one, or lost yours, contact your instructor. If you are a faculty member requiring access into MDID, then contact Sue Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Use is limited to faculty and students at the University of Central Arkansas. Some of the images have been provided by commercial vendors with whom we have legal contracts specifically limiting access to faculty and student use at UCA. Other use may jeopardize future access to the images and incur legal action. The large images may not be transmitted elsewhere by any means. Students enrolled in certain art classes will receive a temporary login and password for access to study images for the current semester. Any abuse of the use of images will result in all priviledges being suspended
Artcyclopedia -Artcyclopedia is a database of sites on the internet where artists' works can be viewed. Sites include museums, galleries, image banks and article. Site can be searched by Artist, Title, or Museum.
Artdaily- Online newspaper dedicated to the arts. Lists current exhibitions, artist interviews and the latest news from the art world. Viewers can sign up for a free, email subscription to the newspaper.
ArtLex-Online art dictionary. You'll find definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references.
Godchecker- Not sure who that Hindu deity is? Got your Greek gods mixed up with your Roman? Godchecker's Mythology Encyclopedia currently features over 2,850 deities. Browse the pantheons of the world, explore ancient myths, and discover Gods of everything from Fertility to Fluff with the fully searchable Holy Database Of All Known Gods.
Google Earth- Sure you can use this site to see you house from space, or locate all the crop circles on the planet, but it also has some interesting art applications. Check out these features: the sites of Ancient Rome, Geo-Biography of JMW Turner, Global Heritage Fund, and the Works of Claes Oldenburg. Plus new for 2009, the Museo del Prado and Google Earth have teamed up together to present “Masterpieces from the Prado on Google Earth”. This feature will allow users to see incredible details of 14 of the Museum’s masterpieces, including Velazquez's Las Meninas, Durer's Self-Portrait, and Goya's masterpiece, The Third of May, 1808 . To view it on Google Earth, activate the buildings layer in 3d and clicking on Prado.
Great Buildings Online- GreatBuildings, the world of architecture online at the leading architecture reference site on the web. This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects with photographic images and architectural drawings, integrated maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.
SIRIS -SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) is a collection of several databases associated with the Smithsonian Institution. The site includes the Archival, Manuscript, and Photographic Collections, the Smithsonian American Art Museum Research Databases, and access to the Smithsonian Libraries. In addition, there is a bank of online images from several Smithsonian repositories and museums, including the American Art Museum, National History Museum, Freer Gallery, and National Museum of African Art.
UNESCO-UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)has compiled a list of 830 properties around the world that are considered to have outstanding universal value. The list includes a wide variety of monuments that are discussed in art classes, such as the Tomb of Emperor Qin, Chartres Cathedral and the Ajanta Caves in India. The webpages for the sites include such features as a gallery of images, links to other websites, 360 degree imaging (Quicktime required) and short, informative films (Windows Media Player required).