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Finding Articles using Databases

Below you'll find list of recommended subject specific and interdisciplinary databases to use when searching for articles. You may also want to use the art periodicals subject heading to browse a comprehensive list of art journal titles that the subscribes to (includes print and electronic).

Core Art & Architecture Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

  • Google Scholar
  • Academic Search Complete a wide range of magazines and journals
  • American Periodicals : magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century.
  • British Periodicals : provides access to the  full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century including numerous disciplines.
  • CAIRN: a collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities
  • Francis: citations and abstracts to international journals, books, conference proceedings, French dissertations and research reports in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Gallica : contains numerous electronic texts, images, maps, animation, and sound files of French and other publications in various disciplines.
  • Historical Abstracts: citations with abstracts to articles in some 2,000 journals and citations to books and dissertations covering the history of the world since 1450 except for the U.S. and Canada.
  • Periodical Archives Online : provides journals dating from 1802 to 2000, with over 1.7 million articles in thirty-seven key subject areas in the arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Persée : digitized back volumes of French journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences published in France.
  • Project Muse: provides access to the fulltext of more than 200 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities


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