Recommended starting places
Art Abstracts - content now available in Art Source
Art Index Retrospective (EBSCOhost)
1929 to 1984. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. In addition, reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals are included. For more current articles, use Art Source, listed below.
Art Source (EBSCOhost)
Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.
ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 1 million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes.
Oxford Art Online
(reference resource - encyclopedia)
Includes Grove Art Online (an online encyclopedia of the visual arts with over 45,000 articles and over 130,000 images), Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
A large academic multi-disciplinary database providing indexing for over 8,000 journals and full text for nearly 4,700 (including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals). PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for some journals.
Humanities International Complete - content now available in Humanities Source
(article index, e-books)
Providing full text for thousands of journals, books and other published sources from around the world, this authoritative resource offers an invaluable collection for students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. As the most comprehensive resource available in its field, Humanities Source provides full text—plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing—for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, including feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and much more.
Oxford Reference - Art & Architecture
(reference resource, e-books)
Full-text access to several Oxford University Press reference resources, including Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Dictionary of Modern Design, Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art, Oxford Dictionary of Art, Oxford Companion to the Garden, Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance, and Oxford Companion to Western Art.
More choices may be found on the General Arts and Humanities page.
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