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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.


Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • Art Suite
    Contains full-text journal articles and books with a range of subjects from fine and decorative arts to commercial art. Includes an extensive image gallery, the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, and the Art Index Retrospective.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
    From the Getty Research Institute, a selection of European and American visual arts materials published between 1975 and 2007. Also includes Répertoire International de la Littérature de l'art (RILA).
  • Oxford Art Online
    Integrates a number of encyclopedias and reference works including Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Contains images, biographies, and art subject guides.
  • JSTOR
    An archive of digitized scholarly journals and books, covering many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Humanities Full Text
    With abstracts and some full-text, this database encompasses all fields of the humanities, including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. Content is primarily scholarly and includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, reviews, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry.
  • All Databases for Art History. . .
 

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
(painting OR drawing) AND (landscape OR "still life")
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