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(49) Databases & Article Indexes In 'History of Art'
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Primary History of Art Databases & Article Indexes

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Art and Architecture Archive
Access to content (page images) of selected architecture, art and design journals from their beginnings to 2005. As of Nov. 2013, 15 titles are available: Apollo, Architects' Journal, Architectural R...   [more]

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Art and Architecture Source
Also Known as: Art & Architecture Source, Art and Architecture Complete, Art Source
A leading database for the study of art and architecture...provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. [Coverage of periodicals mostly begins with 1980s or later, but some ...   [more]

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Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984
Also Known as: art retrospective
Art. Coverage includes materials in English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. Reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed materials are included....   [more]
Holdings: 1929-1984

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ARTbibliographies Modern
Also Known as: ART bibliographies Modern
- from CSA Databases
Indexes material published 1974-present. Art coverage begins with Impressionism in the late nineteenth century and continues up to the most recent works and trends in the twenty-first century. Photog...   [more]
Holdings: 1969-1971 (printed vols. only); 1974-present (online)

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ARTstor
The ARTstor collection includes approximately 500,000 images of works of art, architecture and archaeology along with the necessary software to view the images, create personal groups of images and cr...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Help - technical help
    Help - general index
    Browse Penn collections in ArtStor
    Search ArtStor

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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
- from CSA Databases
Covers architecture, architectural design, archeology, furniture and decoration, historic preservation, the history of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning....   [more]
Holdings: 1930s to the present; selective coverage dating back to the 1860s, updated daily

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Bibliography of the History of Art
Also Known as: BHA
- from CSA Databases
Covers European and American art from the fourth century C.E. to 2007. Areas addressed are painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, decorative and applied arts, architecture and industrial design, and...   [more]
Holdings: 1975 to 2007
Unrestricted Access

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International Bibliography of Art
Also Known as: IBA
IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and retains BHA's editorial policies. The database includes records created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-09, plus new r...   [more]
Holdings: 2008 - the present

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Important History of Art Databases & Article Indexes

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ABIA - Index of South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology
Also Known as: South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index, Index of South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology
Bibliographic citations for scholarly publications in South Asian and Southeast Asian art and archaeology. Subjects covered include prehistory and protohistory, historical archaeology, ancient art his...   [more]

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America: History and Life
Also Known as: America History and Life
History of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present....   [more]
Holdings: 1964 to present. Updated three times a year.

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Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
Created by the Center of the History of Collecting in America, the directory is intended to help researchers locate primary source material about American collectors, dealers, agents and advisors, an...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Arts & Humanities Citation Index: A&HCI (WOK Web of Science)
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British Architectural Library Catalogue
The online catalogue provides details of material held in the RIBA Library: an index to articles in over 300 of the world's most respected architectural periodicals details of books and audio visual ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Cultural plunder by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg: database of art objects at the Jeu de Paume
Reconstructing the Record of Nazi Cultural Plunder: A Survey of the Dispersed Archives of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR), published online by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Design and Applied Arts Index
Also Known as: DAAI , Design and Applied Art Index
- from CSA Databases
A leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards....   [more]

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Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art
Also Known as: ICAA International Center for the Arts of the Americas
"Initiated in 2002, Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project is a multiyear initiative [of the International Center for the Arts of the Ameri...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Google Scholar
Access to Google Scholar with Penn-only links to full-text articles. Once authenticated through Penn's proxy, full-text articles to which Penn Libraries subscribe will become available within the Goo...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Access Google Scholar without authenticating as a Penn user
    proxied Google Scholar connection

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Index of Medieval Art
Also Known as: Index of Christian Art
Text-only database indexes thematic and iconographic content of early Christian and medieval art. The ICA locates an iconographic subject and provides extensive tabular description of the individual w...   [more]

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ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Medieval (400-1500) and Renaissance (1300-1700) studies...   [more]

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MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Also Known as: Modern Language Association Bibliography, MLAIB
Covers literature, languages, folklore, and linguistics. Includes English and foreign languages. ...   [more]
Holdings: Covers 1963 to the present. New records are added ten times a year.

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Montias Database of 17th-Century Dutch Art Inventories
Drawing on material in the Amsterdam City Archives, the database provides detailed information on ownership of works of art in the Dutch Golden Age. It contains information from 1,280 inventories , d...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Patrologia Latina
The Patrologia Latina Database is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855,...   [more]

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POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials
Contains the full text of current, recent, and back issues of 30 philosophy journals. Every word in each journal issue in the database is fully searchable, including all articles, book reviews, footno...   [more]

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SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs
ACCESS NOTE: 1 concurrent user

SCIPIO is an online union catalog of art and rare book auction catalogs from the late sixteenth century to the present. Covers world art from all time periods,...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    New interface effective Sept 17, 2007
    Eureka interface ending mid-September 2007

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Shahnamah Editions Online
Also Known as: Shahnamah Online, Firdawsī's Shāhnāmah Editions Online
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Smithsonian Collections Online: World's Fairs & Expositions: Visions Of Tomorrow
Also Known as: Worlds fairs, World's Fair, Smithsonian Collections Online
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Web of Science
Also Known as: ISI Citation Indexes, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI, SCI, AHCI, ISI, WOK, Web of Knowledge
Indexes journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Allows for cited reference searching. Includes Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index[more]
Holdings: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)--1945-present, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)--1956-present, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)--1975-present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Web of Science Tutorials
    Cited Reference Searching Tutorial

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Related History of Art Databases & Article Indexes

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Anthropological Index Online
Content is in Anthropology Plus. Index to current periodicals held in the Centre for Anthropology at the British Museum, London. Covers cultural and social anthropology, archaeology, biological and ph...   [more]
Holdings: 1957-.
Unrestricted Access
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AP Photo Archive
Also Known as: AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive, AP Images
Image and Graphics Databases only available on this subscription. Contains over one million Associated Press photographs (with searchable captions) in two collections, downloadable as JPEG (jpg) image...   [more]
Holdings: Photos: 1826 to present. Graphics: 1999 to present. Audio files: 1920s to present.
Supplemental URLs
    new interface coming July 1, 2017

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ATLA Religion Database
Covers all religious traditions; strongest coverage is for materials dealing with the Judeo-Christian tradition. While about half of the material included is in English. Includes materials published...   [more]
Holdings: 1949 to the present. Updated two times a year.

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Bibliography of Asian Studies
All subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, South Asia, and Indian Ocean countries....   [more]
Holdings: 1971 to the present.

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Conservation Information Network (BCIN)
Conservation and restoration of cultural property...   [more]
Holdings: 1932-
Unrestricted Access

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EBSCO MegaFILE
General, multidisciplinary periodical database, covering all scholarly disciplines, with many general and popular magazines, and news sources. Includes bibliographic citations with indexing and abstra...   [more]
Holdings: Coverage varies: mostly 1990s to present.

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eHRAF Archaeology
Also Known as: eHRAF Collection of Archaeology
Modeled after HRAFs Collection of Ethnography, the Collection of Archaeology provides access to archaeological materials for comparative studies. Includes general and topical descriptions for a...   [more]
Holdings: Updated in annual installments.
Supplemental URLs
    former interface

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Filmakers Library Online
- from Alexander Street Press
Filmakers Library is a multidisciplinary collection of over 1,400 documentaries made from 1974 to the present by independent filmmakers from around the world that can now be streamed over computer. Th...   [more]

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Francis
Also Known as: Bulletin signaletique
Francis covers a wide range of multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities and social sciences. It is strong in religion, the history of art, and literature with emphasis on cur...   [more]
Holdings: 1984 to the present. Updated monthly.
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    FRANCIS via EBSCOhost (closed file)

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Global Books in Print
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Holdings: Updated weekly.

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Handbook of Latin American Studies
Also Known as: HLAS
Bibliography of works on Latin America selected by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Covers anthropology (including archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnology), ar...   [more]
Holdings: 1935 to the present. Updated monthly.
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    rlg interface 03/01/05

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Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Also Known as: HAPI
Subjects covered include anthropology, archaeology, anthropology, banking and finance, business, commerce, drama, drug trade, economic development, environmental issues, ethnography, folklore, geogr...   [more]
Holdings: 1970 to the present. Updated weekly.

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Historical Abstracts
Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada)....   [more]
Holdings: ca. 1974- present. Updated three times a year.

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Also Known as: HST , Wellcome Bibliography, History of Science, Technology and Medicine
ACCESS NOTE: 5 concurrent users

International bibliography on the history of science and technology from pre-history to the present, describing journal articles, conference proceedings, book...   [more]
Holdings: 1975 to the present. Updated annually.

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JSTOR
JSTOR specializes in making available the back issues of journals in a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines. Issues are available both as images and as text, making searching poss...   [more]
Holdings: active
Embargo: 195 month embargo on full-text
Supplemental URLs
    JSTOR Title List (by title)
    JSTOR Advanced Search
    JSTOR Printing Help
    JSTOR Title List (by discipline)
    JSTOR on Mobile devices

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Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) (NYT & much more)
Also Known as: lexis/nexis, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, LN Academic, LexisNexis Academic, Lexis Nexis Academic
Access to full-text national and international newspapers , including the New York Times, and the Times of London business and accounting information, biographical data, and some selected legal mat...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    LN Academic becomes Nexis Uni transition
    LexisNexis Academic (old interface)

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Periodicals Index Online
Also Known as: PIO,PCI,Periodical Contents Index,Chadwyck PCI,Periodicals Contents Index
Humanities and social sciences. The scope is international, including journals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other Western languages. ...   [more]

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Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Histories, Plans and Futures
Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Histories, Plans and Futures is a free, searchable database of neighborhood-based reports issued by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission between 1946 and 1990. The dat...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Philosopher's Index
Also Known as: Philosophers Index
Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics,...   [more]

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Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext (formerly Dissertation Abstracts)
Also Known as: Digital Dissertations, Dissertation Abstracts, UMI, DAI, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext
Indexing (since 1861) and abstracting (since 1980) for doctoral-level dissertations completed at North American universities. Page images or fulltext of all available dissertations - including Penn d...   [more]
Holdings: Indexing 1861-present, abstracts 1980-present, page-image or fulltext PDF for available dissertations dissertations from 1997 to the present.

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Provencal Database
The PhiloLogic implementation of the Provengal Database is based on data provided by Professor Akehurst at the University of Minnesota.

The Project for American and French Research on the Treasu...   [more]

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Also Known as: RILM Retrospective, RILM Comprehensive
Covers all aspects of music, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments and voice, dance, and music therapy. If related to music, works in other fields, such as librarianship, lite...   [more]
Holdings: Updated monthly.

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