Research Tools and Databases in Art

Covers: 1984 forward; selected full-text 1997 forward.

Articles, citations, and abstracts from art periodicals published world-wide.



Over 640 full-text journals and more than 225 full-text books covering fine, decorative, and commercial art, architecture and architectural design. Coverage dating back to 1929. Includes an Image Collection of over 63,000 images.

Covers: late 19th century - present

Abstracts of journal articles, books, exhibition catalogs, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art.

Covers: 1975 - present

Contains citations to 1,100 arts and humanities journals.

Covers: 1973 - present

Articles, citations, and abstracts from more than 2,500 periodicals, art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, exhibitions, and dealers catalogs. The database  includes both BHA (covering 1990-2007) and the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), covering the years 2008 and part of 2009.  The Repetoire de la literature de l'art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA, with records that cover 1975-1989, is also included.


Full-text of Grove Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.