A guide to research in Art and Design.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014
- Art & Architecture Complete
Art & Architecture Complete provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 630 academic journals, magazines and trade publications with full text for over 240 periodicals and 140 books, as well as selective coverage for over 50 publications.
ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 550,000 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 pedagogical purposes."- from publisher. Downloading images requires you to create a free personal account while logged in on campus.
- CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.
- Design and Applied Arts Index
"The Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) contains over 130,000 annotated references from more than 500 design and craft journals and newspapers published from 1973 onwards, and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc...
- Saskia Digital Image Archive
Contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections.
- International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
The definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). The database includes records created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-09, with new records created by ProQuest using the same thesaurus and authority files.
- Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications.
- America: History and Life (EBSCO)
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design.
- Bibliography of the History of Art
The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art through 2008.
- Communication & Mass Media Complete
Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media arts.
- Education Abstracts
Indexes and abstracts articles from more than 680 periodicals and yearbooks, with indexing back to 1983 and abstracts back to 1994. Books on education published after 1995 are also indexed. Subjects covered include adult education, continuing education, library science, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods, and more.
- Environment Index
"Environment Index provides abstract/index information for over 1000 titles in the area of environmental policy and studies. Over 500 titles have ongoing coverage. The product has an Environment thesaurus that will assist users in research."
- ERIC (EBSCO)
Search the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database, Resources in Education (RIE), and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) file of journal citations for over 1000 professional journals
- LexisNexis Academic Search
Search over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs: National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources, as well as legal and government resources.
- Nineteenth [19th] Century MasterFile
A vast "Index of Indexes", and is the largest resource for historical research prior to 1925. Brings together over 60 subject indexes to periodicals, newspapers, books, US Congressional record, US and UK Government documents, and US Patents.
- OmniFile Full Text Select (Wilson)
OmnFile Full Text Select is a multidisciplinary database providing full text with every entry from more than 1,600 publications.
PsycINFO is an electronic bibliographic database that provides citations with abstracts to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Of relevance to psychologists, students, and educators.
- Journal of Art Historiography
Out of the University of Birmingham, a free, open access electronic journal for study and practice of art historical writing. Topics include archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, as well visual studies and traditional art history.
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