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Art & Architecture Article Indexes

Art Index Retrospective/Art Full Text – Indexes articles, book reviews, and images from journals in art, art history, and architecture from 1929 to the present. Includes full text of selected journals beginning in 1997.

Art Bibliographies Modern – Indexes journal articles, books, exhibition catalogs and dissertations for artists and movements from the late 19th century to the present. Coverage begins in 1974.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals – Offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation.

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) – Provides the most comprehensive index to the history of European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Includes articles, book reviews, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer’s catalogs. Coverage begins around 1974 and goes until 2007.

International Bibliography of Art (IBA) – A continuation of the BHA, covers material from 2000 until the present.

Design and Applied Art Index (DAII) – Indexes and abstracts periodicals in design and the applied arts, beginning in 1973.

Arts: Search – Consists of three parts: Design Abstracts Retrospective, Design Profiles, and ReView. Design Abstracts Retrospective is an indexing service covering the most important design and applied arts journals and annuals published in the 20th century. Design Profiles is a biographical dictionary of designers, artists, and architects. ReView is a digitization project that aims to provide access to many of the most important decorative and fine arts journals.

Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals

Multidisciplinary Indexes and Full-Text Databases

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Arts & Humanities Citation Index – A multi-disciplinary index of journal literature that traces citations found in indexed articles, 1980-Present.

FRANCIS – International humanities and social science index that includes substantial coverage of art and archaeology. Coverage begins in 1984.

IBZ: Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur aus allen Gebieten des Wissens – International bibliography of scholarly periodicals in western languages in the arts, humanities, and social science. Coverage on-line begins in 1983.

JSTOR – Extensive digital archive of back issues of scholarly journals.

Periodicals Archive Online – Formerly Periodical Content Index. Full-text archive of humanities and social science periodicals.

Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature Retrospective – An online version of Wilson’s Reader’s Guide, indexing articles in the popular press from 1890-1986 and providing a rich resource for the study of Twentieth-Century American culture. Includes subsantial coverage of popular art periodicals, as well as of art in the popular press.

Period-Specific Indexes

L’Anne philologiqué bibliographie critique et analytique de l’antiquitégréco-latine – Identifies publications in all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity. Coverage begins in 1959.

International Medieval Bibliography – An interdisciplinary bibliographic database of the European Middle Ages, 1968-present

ITER:Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance – Comprehensive index of journal articles on the culture of Medieval and RenaissanceEurope, 1843-present.

Index Islamicus – Identifies publications on the Islamic world in journals, books, conference proceedings, etc., 1906-present.

Print Journal Collection

Print Periodicals List – A list of all art and architecture journals located at Ricker, with links to electronic versions where available.

Electronic Journals

Accessible via the Library’s Online Research Resources

Architecture Journals

Art History Journals

Arts Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals: Art & Architecture – Peer-reviewed scholarly journals available freely online.

Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA)

Journal of Art Historiography

Other Resources

Request an article photocopy – If you can’t find a particular journal online or in the university’s print holdings, you can request photocopies of specific articles. Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery will locate the article for you at another library and provide a copy, usually in electronic format. To place a request, follow the above link to the ILL website. Click the “Login to My Account” link, and then select “Request a photocopy.”

How do I Find? – A helpful guide from Central Reference

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