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Databases for Art and Design

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Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Over 300 journals are specifically focused on art and design.

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

America: History & Life

Comprehensive coverage of articles from journals, book reviews, and dissertations published worldwide on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.  From pre-history to the present.  Search this database with Historical Abstracts for world coverage.

1964--current | Abstracts & citations only | More info

 

Art Index 

This database offers indexing of an international array of peer-selected art publications—now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.   In addition to articles, this database indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. 

1984--current | Citations only | More info

 

Camio

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. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covers the complete range of expressive forms. (From OCLC FirstSearch)

 

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

This service covers full text, quality-controlled, scholarly journals. It strives to cover all subjects and languages. As of February 2010 there were over 50 journals focusing on art and art history.

Some full text | More info

 

Historical Abstracts 

Index to journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations in the area of world history. Covers topics from 1450-present and  includes over 2,100 journals published throughout the world. Search this database with America: History & Life (coverage of U.S. and Canada).

1955--current | Citations & abstracts only | More info

 

New York Times

Search for full text newspaper articles. Good for reviews and what's happening in the art world. (from ProQuest)

1995--current | Full text

 

Newspapers/NewsStand

Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

Some full text

 

Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Some full text| More info

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Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info

 

Google's Art Project

"Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces."

 

Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view

 

WorldCat 

From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.

Bibliographic records

 

All Fine Arts Databases | All SMU databases


 

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