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New Databases!

The library now has access to three new databases via GALILEO.

Here is some additional information about these resources and their
availability through GALILEO:

Availability: Currently, on site only.


ArchiveGrid provides Online access to nearly a million
descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of
libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching for historical
documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
Availability: Currently, on site only.


CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) provides access to
high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described
by leading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Every work
in CAMIO is represented by at least one high-resolution image and a
description. Many have additional views of the work, sound, video and
curatorial notes. CAMIO art images span the following categories:

  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Sculptures
  • Paintings
  • Decorative arts
  • Posters
  • Costumes
  • Utilitarian objects
  • Jewelry

OAIster (pronounced like Oyster)
Availability: On-campus and Remote


OAIster is a union catalog of more than 19 million digital resources
from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan
and harvested using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for
Metadata Harvesting). Digital resources in OAIster include items such

  • Digitized (i.e., scanned) books and articles
  • Born-digital texts
  • Audio files (e.g., wav, mp3)
  • Images (e.g., tiff, gif)
  • Movies (e.g., mp4, quicktime)
  • Datasets (e.g., downloadable statistics files)

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