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Starting Points

  • Academic Search Premier
    A great place to start your research. Covers virtually every area of academic study, including fine arts, art history, and art education.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index  
    Indexes the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as selected articles from social science and science journals. Includes articles, bibliographies, editorials, letters, reviews, and more. Covers 1981 to the present.
  • Oxford Reference Collection: Art & Architecture
    Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Oxford Dictionary of Art, Dictionary of Modern Design, Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, and more.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) / International Bibliography of Art
    The BHA archive on the Getty website offers basic and advanced searching, and can be searched easily by subject, artist, author, article or journal title, etc. The database search includes both BHA (covering 1990-2007), IBA (covering 2008 and part of 2009), and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA; with records covering 1975–1989).
  • Art Full Text
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    An international array of publications, including Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. Also indexes reproductions of artworks that appear in periodicals. Full text from 1997 forward, indexing from 1984
  • Project Muse
    Over 170 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The articles include hyperlinked footnotes, large illustrations, and text designed for online reading and printing.

Beyond the Surface

  • Alaska & Polar Periodical Index
    Indexes journal articles focusing on Alaska and other arctic regions. Covers all subject areas.
  • ArticleFIRST
    Index of articles from the contents pages of journals.
  • ATLA Religion Database
    Major religious studies database from the American Theological Association.
    Electronic archive of journals in the arts, history, and sciences.
  • Anatomy TV
    This visual database of the human body is great for drawing practice. It includes more than 4,000 3D anatomical structures that can be rotated. The free Unity web player must be installed to use this database. Anatomy TV is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
  • Project Muse
    Scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Includes art.

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