Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of many reference books brought together in one database. There are reference books in the subjects of biography, business, education, environment, general reference including sports, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social studies. You can search by subject or you can search the reference book of your choice in its entirety, using the chapter headings or the index.
Featuring over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists, the Collection Online presents a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of more than 7,000 artworks. The selection reflects the breadth, diversity, and tenor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive holdings from the late 19th century through the present day. The Collection Online is continually expanded to include a larger representation of the museum’s core holdings as well as recent acquisitions.
Over 100,000 photos, prints, drawings, and other digitized resources covering hundreds of topics.
Documents, photography, and media focusing on African Americans. Collection subjects American South, American West, civil rights, clothing and dress, communities, education, family, literature, military, music, photography, politics, religious groups, segregation, and slavery.
A rotating selection of online exhibits focusing on American women.
Explore a variety of the Smithsonian’s art and design collections. Featured installations rotate during the year. Examples include “Where Art Meets Math,” “Art of Ballet,” “Time for Tea”, and “Latino Art and Artists.”
Explore American history and world cultures through objects and storytelling. Featured installations rotate during the year. Examples include “Portraying American Workers,” “The Statue of Liberty: Symbol for a Nation,” “Dressed for the Image,” and “Kiss Me Darling: Conserving the Rituals of Dating and Dancing.”
Explore digital content from letters, manuscripts, diaries and journals, ledgers and stock books, photographs, scrapbooks, sketchbooks and drawings, technical drawings and blueprints, field notebooks, log books, rare printed materials, sound recordings, videos, and much more. Descriptions and detailed inventories of thousands of primary resource collections maintained by archival units across the Smithsonian.