Use the databases below to access a variety of resources for background research, including newspapers, scholarly and popular articles, dictionaries, and encyclopedias.
NOTE: Monmouth University now has access to the New York Times via the Times desktop platform. You must have MU login credentials to set up your free account.
ARTstorThis link opens in a new windowSearchable database of more than 300,000 digital images and associated catalog data. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, and download images.
Britannica AcademicThis link opens in a new windowThe rich combination of the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that college students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research—all from one resource. Includes access to the Britannica encyclopedia, atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, multimedia, and more.
JSTORThis link opens in a new windowMultidisciplinary archive of scholarly journal literature. 1878 + Last several years not included.
Newsstream (ProQuest)This link opens in a new windowFull text of U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of major U.S. and international newspapers such as The New York Times and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and newswires.
New York TimesMonmouth University now has access to the New York Times via the Times desktop platform. You must have MU login credentials to set up and access your free account.
Graphic Design Reference
Look for these titles in the library reference collection on the main floor.