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Art: Journal Articles and Research Databases

Research resources for the visual arts.

BEYOND CBBcat, WHICH DATABASE DO I USE?

        Ask yourself, is my topic...

  • Historical? Try CBBcat (for books), JSTOR, America History and Life, Index to Nineteenth Century Art Periodicals, Hathi Trust (for primary sources), 
  • Current? Try One Search, Art and Architecture Source, or Newspapers (e.g. Proquest Global Newsstand)
  • Art or Art History only? Art and Architecture Source, ArtBibliographies Modern, Arts (Proquest) or JSTOR
  • Focused on biography? Try Oxford Art Online or American National Biography first for background, then look for works in our online catalog by or about the artist
  • Focused on social and cultural factors? Try Books from CBBcat, Worldcat, Google Books; try articles from JSTOR, Proquest Arts, America History and Life
  • New, uncommon, specialized? Can't find a book or exhibition catalog on your topic or artist? Use WorldCat, Google Books Search

 

 

 

Research Databases and Journal Articles

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