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Finding arts articles


To find articles in art and visual culture, try the following databases: 

  • Art Abstracts    
    An index to articles and reproductions of works of art in art-related magazines, journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, 1984-present.
  • Art Index Retrospective    
    An index to articles and reproductions of works of art in art-related magazines, journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, 1929-1984.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art    
    Articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and exhibition and dealer's catalogs on European and American art and art history, 1973-present.
  • Grove Dictionary of Art    
    The best scholarly dictionary for all aspects of fine and applied arts, including design and architecture. Current.
  • Film Literature Index    
    Citations to articles appearing in popular and scholarly film periodicals journals from 130 countries, 1976- 2001.
  • International Index to the Performing Arts: IIPA    
    Citations to articles in journals covering theater, dance, film, and puppetry, 1864-present.
  • MLA International Bibliography    
    An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920’s -