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Varies, ancient to contemporary
Art Full Text Art from all over the world, exhibition news, and feminist art criticism are emphasized in fulltext articles and information from nearly 400 art periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.  Also lists where reproductions of artists’ work are published.  Can limit to English. More Details...

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1984 to present
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) The best source for scholarship about European and American visual arts from late Antiquity to the present; articles in over 4300 periodicals, also conference papers, dissertations, books, exhibition and dealers catalogs.  Can limit to English. Continued by International Bibliography of Art. More Details... Yes 1973 to 2007
CAMIO CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a graphical database of works of art from around the world contributed and described by leading museums. All content is rights-cleared for educational use. CAMIO includes art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. Images are in JPEG format. More Details... NA Varies, ancient to contemporary
Grove Art Online Part of Oxford Art Online, this is a comprehensive, English language scholarly encyclopedia of art and artists worldwide, from the earliest times; includes bibliographies and links to images. More Details...

Articles are written by experts and scholars

Updated frequently; the library has a print edition in Reference, the Grove Dictionary of Art, published in 1996
International Bibliography of Art Successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), the International Bibliography of Art coverage begins in 2008 and goes forward to the present. As with BHA, subject coverage is European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945. More Details... Yes 2008 to present
JSTOR Journal backfiles in many subject areas; fulltext is included for each article. More Details... Yes

From the first issue to 5 years ago for each publication included

LexisNexis Academic Fulltext of newspapers and magazines; in addition to news, a good source for reviews of museum and gallery shows, interviews with well-known contemporary artists and photographers, etc. More Details... No Vary for each publication; most begin in the 1990s
Project MUSE Fulltext of about 200 scholarly journals on subject in the arts and humanities. More Details... Yes Vary for each publication; some are backfiles only

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Academic Search Premier Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects.

Can limit to peer reviewed

1983 to present
America: History and Life Art and artists in North American history from over 2000 sources, including scholarly journals, publications of local historical societies, books, book reviews, and more. More Details... Scholarly sources, not all are peer reviewed 1964 to present
ArticleFirst Search by keywords in the titles and authors of articles from thousands of journals on many subjects, including art. More Details... Scholarly and professional journals 1990 to present
ATLAReligion Scholarly journals and books on many aspects of religion and theology; good for discussions of religious art, symbolism, etc. More Details... Yes 1949 to present
Bibliography of Asian Studies Lists western-language books, articles, and book chapters on all parts of Asia on many subjects, including art. Many sources are published in Asia and reflect an Asian viewpoint. More Details... Some scholarly sources are included, but cannot limit to these Some as early as 1779; 1971 to present for most sources
Ethnic NewsWatch Fulltext of newspapers, magazines, and journals from the ethnic, minority, and Native press. There is a Spanish language search interface as well as Spanish fulltext materials. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed Vary for each publication; the earliest begin in 1992 to present
GenderWatch Fulltext of scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government, and special reports that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed Vary for each publication; the earliest begin in the 1970s to present
Handbook of Latin American Studies Lists books and other sources selected by experts on many subjects related to Latin America, including art and artists. Many are in Spanish. More Details... Scholarly materials are included, but cannot limit to these 1935 to present
Historical Abstracts World history from 1450 to the present (excluding North America, which is covered in America: History and Life, above), including the arts, culture, and film, in over 2,000 journals, books, and other sources. Can limit to English. More Details... Yes 1950s to present

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Dissertation and Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Includes fulltext for thousands of dissertations and masters theses produced in the United States. If fulltext is not linked, order the item on interlibrary loan. Don't use their "order a copy" link. More Details... Dissertations are prepared under scholarly direction 1637 to present