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Catalog & Online Databases

 
Athena Online Catalog
Athena, the online catalog, lists what the Athenæum owns: its holdings of circulating books, journals, and newspapers as well as special collections like rare books, manuscripts, tracts, photographs, etc.
Digital Collections
This searchable image repository offers over 13,000 partial and fully digitized items from the Boston Athenæum's collections of rare books, prints, photographs, maps, archives, etc. It is a dynamic database with new materials added frequently.
The Boston Globe (Current)
Electronic Resources at the Boston Athenӕum include databases which can contain reference works, newspapers, journals, books, and more that may or may not be among the Athenæum's print holdings.
Paintings & Sculpture Online
Search or browse nearly 600 paintings and sculptures in the Athenæum’s collection. You will find basic information—artist’s name, title, date, etc.—for each of the objects. The group of highlighted works with expanded information will be enhanced from time to time; and new acquisitions will be featured as well.