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Art Databases

Art Abstracts: Indexing 1984-present, Abstracting 1994-present

This database offers abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected 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, Art Abstracts indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984

An invaluable, in-depth record of contemporary art history, Art Index Retrospective allows users to search 55 years of art journalism at a keystroke. Users can research leading English-language sources, plus others published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Besides periodicals, users have access to data from important yearbooks and select museum bulletins.

ArtStor

Repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Includes resources on film & television theory, preservation and restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Vogue Archive: 1892-present

Entire run of Vogue from the first issue in 1892 to the present.  Entire issues reproduced, including articles, advertisements, covers, and fold-outs.  Perfect for art, fashion, history, advertising, and design research.

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Academic OneFile: 1975 - present, full-text

Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, including full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

Academic Search Complete:1975 - present, full-text

Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

JSTOR:Dates vary, full-text

A digital archive collection of over 600 core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, basic science, life sciences, and physical and applied sciences. Often starts with the first issues (many of which date from the 1800s).

MasterFILE Premier: full-text

Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Project MUSE

100% full-text, user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. 


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