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Art History - key resources

InfoDatabase title
Further informationMobile appAcademic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
Designed for academic institutions, this database provides coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. It supports research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
Public accessArt Project
A Google project that allows users to explore the artwork from museums and galleries from around the world.
Further informationMobile appARTSTOR Digital Library
A database of high-quality images digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
Public accessBibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire International de la Littérature de l'Art (RILA)
Citation databases covering European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.
Further informationMobile appJSTOR
Provides full-text access to back issues (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. The Library's access includes all Arts & Sciences Collections, the Life Sciences Collection, Business IV, and the Ireland Collection.
Further informationOxford Art Online
Covers all aspects of the visual arts worldwide – from prehistory to the present day. As well as art images, the database includes the following cross-searchable resources: Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Further informationProQuest Central
A leading electronic database providing indexing/abstracting and full-text access to scholarly and general interest publications. It combines information from a number of online databases with subjects covering: business, law, education, computing, science, technology, engineering, arts, medicine, and religion.

 

Art History - additional resources

InfoDatabase title
Public accessAATA Online (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature)
A database of abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. AATA also includes selected subject-specific bibliographies.
Further informationAcademic Video Online: Premium (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary collection of videos with thousands of titles and more added each month that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. Academic Video Online: Premium allows students and researchers to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors of videos around the world.
Further informationArchive Explorer (Adam Matthew)
Cross-search the Adam Matthew collections subscribed to by the University of Otago.
Further informationMobile appArt & Design (Alexander Street)
This collection includes documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms including architecture and graphic design. The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neo-classicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. Search across the following collections: Art and Architecture in Video and Fashion Studies Online.
Further informationARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) (ProQuest)
This database is a specialist bibliography for the study of modern and contemporary art. It covers all art forms, including fine art, digital art, crafts, design and photography. It features full abstracts and indexing from art journals published from the late 1960s onwards.
Further informationMobile appArts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection)
Bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts and humanities. Individually selected, relevant items from major science and social science journals are also indexed.
Further informationArts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher's Index and RILM.
Further informationChildren's Literature and Childhood (NCCO)
Provides a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the nineteenth century. Included in the archive are children’s books and periodicals, primers and material related to education, child welfare pamphlets, documents and photos related to children and crime, youth newspapers and more.
Further informationDesign and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) (ProQuest)
A source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals.
Further informationFilm Index International (ProQuest)
An online resource focusing on entertainment films and personalities. With an international and scholarly approach, the database indexes films from the first silent movies, to art house classics and the latest blockbusters.
Further informationFine Arts and Music Collection (Gale Cengage)
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasises full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.
Further informationMobile appHumanities International Complete (EBSCOhost)
Provides full-text of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index plus unique full-text content.
Further informationIndex New Zealand
A searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from New Zealand periodicals and newspapers. The periodicals range from academic research journals to magazines.
Further informationInternational Bibliography of Art (IBA) (ProQuest)
An index of scholarly literature on Western art. Publications covered include core journals, with an emphasis on specialist and rare titles that are not covered by other indexes, plus detailed coverage of monographs, essay collections, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues.
Further informationIter Bibliography
A bibliography comprised of secondary source material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books and journal material are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).
Further informationIter Italicum
A finding list of previously uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world.
Further informationJohns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
A resource of literary theory and discourse. It includes alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.
Public accessMosfilm Online Cinema
A growing collection of unique works of Soviet and Russian cinematography. The films have image and sound restored and have brief annotations and filmographic information. Many have subtitles in English. Films are free to view online, or can be downloaded for a small fee.
Public accessOtago University Research Heritage
Explore images of pictures and photographs from University of Otago collections.
Further informationOxford Dictionary of National Biography
A national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors.
Further informationPeriodicals Index Online (PIO) (ProQuest)
An international index to millions of articles published in the humanities and social sciences. Every article in each journal is indexed, from volume 1, issue 1 to recent times. The database includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.
Further informationProject MUSE
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. A source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals with over 120 publishers currently participating.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
A collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1743 to the present day. Where available, the database includes a 24-page preview. Dissertations published since July 1980 include a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
A comprehensive record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Further informationResearch Library (ProQuest)
A multidisciplinary database designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas. The database includes thousands of full-text titles, with a diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and general interest magazines.
Further informationMobile appTaylor & Francis Online
A collection of full text journals in humanities, social sciences, science and technology from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press, including access to back issues from 1997 where available.
Public accessTe Puna
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
Further informationTimes Digital Archive (Gale Cengage)
A searchable full-text archive of the Times (London) newspaper and its predecessor, the Daily Universal Register. The database contains facsimile images of every issue published since 1785, including articles, photographs, letters, and advertisements.
Further informationUnderground and Independent Comics: Volume I (Alexander Street)
A primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern artists, this collection also includes interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document this artform.