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New: LC Images & Art Dissertations!

Library of Congress images now in Art Museum Image Gallery; Dissertations searchable in Art Full Text

Posted 02.14.11 by Katherine Cowan

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Images from Library of Congress collections now available

Art Museum Image Gallery recently added more than 1,600 color photos from the Library of Congress’s Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection, held in LC's Prints and Photographs Division.

Also available: Artist Biographies -- click the new Artist Biography icon in thousands of entries for access to in-depth profiles.

The images here are from color slides made by Marion Post Wolcott in 1940:
- "Negro tenant's home beside the Mississippi River levee, near Lake Providence, La." (thumbnail on Library & MRC homepage)
- "Planting corn along a river in Tennessee" (this page)

Dissertation abstracts & citations are searchable

The Art Full Text index recently added more than 13,500 citations and abstracts of dissertations to its database. Each entry links to a fuller preview of the work, as well as an option to purchase access to complete documents.

You can limit your search results on a particular topic to dissertations by doing a combination search with AND, using the pull-down menu to specify the search type. For example:
"peru" as All/Smart Search
- AND -
"dissertation" as Document Type