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Online Catalogues

AAR maintains a handful of online catalogs, including the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library Catalog, which provides up-to-date access to our holdings as well as one-click access to full text in Google Books and additional resources, such as Google Scholar, WorldCat, and the Open Library.

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Digital Humanities Center

The DHC unites the Academy’s archival resources in one single search interface. It contains thousands of descriptions of archival objects and digital objects from the Institutional Archives, the Photographic Archive and the Fototeca Unione Collection, the Archaeological Study Collection, the Regia excavation, and other archival collections.

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Research Databases & Digital Collections

Library patrons may consult databases and digital collections for archaeology, classical studies (including epigraphy and papyrus), postclassical art and architecture, medieval and Renaissance studies, and more.

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Libraries & Institutions

AAR provides a list of libraries and institutions of interest in Rome and throughout Italy. Due to the current situation, access restrictions may apply. Please check with each library or institution before visiting.

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Research Tutorials

The American Academy in Rome provides links to research tutorials and search tips for the DAI’s Zenon and Dyabola databases, the Vatican Library, and more.