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Core Databases

1984 to present

Covers all aspects of the visual arts, indexing articles, reviews, and images in 300+ periodicals published worldwide.

1929 - 1983

Includes articles, reviews, reproductions from more than 420 periodicals. Provides international coverage for all aspects of the visual arts.

1974 to present

Covers late 19th- through 21st-century fine arts, decorative arts, design, and photography in periodicals, dissertations, exhibition catalogs, and books published throughout the world.

1930s to present

International coverage of architecture, architectural sculpture, city planning, and landscape architecture in 1,000 periodicals. Selective coverage back to the 1860s.

1975 to 2007

Indexes literature on post-classical western art in 2,500 periodicals, books, exhibition catalogs, and dissertations; with abstracts. See International Bibliography of Art for current coverage.

Indexes 150 prominent art history journals published from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, with good coverage of American and European titles.

2008 to present

Indexes literature on post-classical western art plus global art since 1945 in core journals, books, conference proceedings & exhibition catalogues. See Bibliography of the History of Art for earlier years.

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19th-20th century

Full-text archive of 19th-21st century magazines on fine & decorative arts, architecture, interior design, industrial design & photography.

1975 to present

Bibliographic and citation information for journal articles from over 1,700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals.

Indexes major 20th century design and applied arts periodicals. Includes biographical dictionary of designers; and full text access to selected 19th and early 20th  century decorative and fine arts journals. Trial database.

1973 to present

Extensive index to articles, reviews, & illustrations in 500 design and craft periodicals. Covers graphic, industrial, interior, fashion, textile, theater, and multimedia design, architecture, and design management worldwide.

1956 to present

Subject catalog of the German Archaeological Institute in Rome. Covers classical art and archaeology in journals, books, and essays published worldwide. Annual updates.

mid-1850’s through late 1960’s

Indexes 150 prominent art history journals published from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, with good coverage of American and European titles.

1906 to present

Lists articles, books, essays, reviews on Islam, the Middle East & the Muslims worldwide. Covers art, archaeology, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, sciences, etc.

1800-1900

Provides nearly complete coverage of 19th-century American art journals indexing the entire contents (articles, art notes, illustrations, stories, poems, and advertisements) of 42 titles.

1924+

Covers all aspects of classical studies, including art history.

1986 to present

Indexes articles in 300 journals as well as books, drawings, photographs, manuscript and archival materials in the library collection on all aspects of architecture.

1892+

Entire run of the US edition, showcasing the work of the greatest designers, photographers, stylists & illustrators of the 20th & 21st centuries. Up until the 1920s, the focus was on society, not fashion.

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Access to Worldcat content, including the articles database of 200 million records, specific to the visual arts. Holdings information is also provided.