Workstations on the Finnish National Gallery intranet have direct access to the following databases and reference works:

Aleksi
Arto
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon
Art Full Text
BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art)
Kansallisbiografia
Melinda
Oxford Art Online
Grove Art Online
The Oxford Companion to Western Art
Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Index Databases

Aleksi

Finnish article index database. Indexes Finnish articles published since 1980 in general interest periodicals as well as in specialised periodicals. The index of articles and criticisms published in Finnish newspapers dates back to 1996. Accessible on the Finnish National Gallery intranet.

Art Full Text

Full-text articles and indexes. Covers both old and contemporary art. Indexing dates back to 1984, abstracts to 1994 and full-text articles to 1997. Also includes indexes on visual material in the articles. Accessible on the Finnish National Gallery intranet.

Arto

Finnish index of articles from Finnish journals and anthologies. The best coverage dates back to the start of the 1990s, but there are also a great number of earlier references.

Bibliography of the History of Art – BHA

Article index database. Covers Western art history from antiquity to the present. Indexes on articles, books, conference talks, essays, exhibition catalogues and dissertations from 1975 to 2007. Contains also its predecessors: Répertoire d’Art et d’Archéologie – RAA (1974–1989) and International Repertory of the Literature of Art – RILA (1975–1989).

Melinda

Union catalogue of Finnish Libraries. Contains the Finnish National Bibliography and indexes of materials in the databases of university libraries, the joint library network, the Library of Parliament, the National Repository Library and the Library of Statistics. From the AMKIT Consortium, the catalogue includes the HAMK library, the Centria University of Applied Sciences Library, and the Haaga-Helia library. From 2013 to 2014 the catalogue covers all AMKIT libraries. The first public library pilots are the Kokkola City Library and Tampere City Library.

Reference Works

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon – Artists of the World

An artist directory. Comprises the printed directories Thieme-Becker, Vollmer and Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon[or “Comprises the Thieme-Becker, Vollmer and Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon printed directories”]. Accessible on the Finnish National Gallery intranet.

Grove Art Online

Art encyclopaedia. Articles on visual art – painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture, photography and applied art – from prehistory to the present. Accessible on the Finnish National Gallery intranet.

National Biography of Finland

The National Biography is a unique and colourful collection of miniature biographies of notable people who have played a role in shaping Finnish history. The National Biography site is maintained by the Biographical Centre of the Finnish Literature Society. Accessible on the Finnish National Gallery intranet.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A free online encyclopaedia of philosophy maintained by Stanford University. The articles are written and updated by experts from 65 institutions across the world.