Featuring full-text articles plus abstracting and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications, Art Full Text is a useful database for art students and art historians. It covers many topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, film and architecture. The database also includes Art Index Retrospective which covers index from 1929-1984.
The database covers fine, decorative, and commercial art as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture, and much more. In recent years, its coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian, and non-Western art has expanded greatly, along with its material on new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.
Artbibliographies Modern cites reviews, exhibition catalogs, books, and dissertations on modern and contemporary art.
ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with approximately 12-13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s.
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art (RILA) are citation databases, searchable together, covering European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007. Access via The Getty Research Institute.
Bibliography of the History of Art from the J. Paul Getty Trust and CNRS-INIST. BHA incorporates the complete contents of International Repertory of the Literature of Art (RILA) and Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie (RAA).
Multidisciplinary research databases
These resources cover many subject areas, including those relevant to research in Art and Art History.
This multidisciplinary database provides access to articles from journals, magazines, and reference sources across all subject areas. Coverage is primarily from 1980 to the present, with some older content.
Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s. The database contains millions of citations as well as full text for 1,000 journals.
Journals in literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Project MUSE® offers more than 200 quality journal titles from some 30 scholarly publishers. It covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Search Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Journal of Visual Art Practice, Photography & Culture, and more. NOTE: Partial access in some cases; articles may need to be requested using interlibrary loan (ILLiad).
UK publication devoted to the fine and decorative arts. Contains scholarly articles, editorials, book and exhibition reviews. Calendar of art events worldwide. Current issues of magazine are downloadable.
Searches for scholarly materials such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from broad areas of research. It includes a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.