Key databases and links for doing research in museum studies
Indexes journals in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies.
- Art Full Text
Provides indexing for over 450 leading art periodicals, 1984-present. Full-text HTML and PDF files available for select publications back to 1997.
- Art Index Retrospective
The “backfile” of Art Full Text, covering 1929-1984. Indexes articles and illustrations in over 560 art, architecture, design periodicals.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
Traces cited references (footnotes) and authorship from 1975-present.
A digital library of over one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes.
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Indexes over 2,800 periodicals published worldwide on architecture, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation. Coverage from 1930s-present (with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s).
- Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
A comprehensive bibliography of over 1,200 scholarly journals published between 1990 and 2009 covering the history of western art.
- eHRAF Archaeology
Yale's Human Relations Area Files Archaeology is a cross-cultural database containing information on the world's prehistory.
- eHRAF World Cultures
Yale's Human Relations Area Files World Cultures is a cross-cultural database containing information on all aspects of cultural and social life.
- Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals
The only online index to 42 art periodicals published in the U.S. during the 1800s. Entire journal contents are indexed — including illustrations and advertisements.
Scholarly journal archive, going back to the first issue for many titles, covering Classical studies, area studies, anthropology, architecture, archaeology and art history.
- Oxford Art Online
Contains Grove Art Online (encyclopedia), Oxford Companion to Western Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
Indexes over 300,000 art and rare book sales/auction catalogs. Citations only, no full text or images provided.
- Biography in Context
Search for current or historic biographical info based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.
- Dissertations & Theses
Includes 2.4 million dissertation and master's theses citations from around the world from 1861-present. Dissertation abstracts available from 1980; theses abstracts from 1988; and full text PDFs for most dissertations added since 1997.
- Ebsco Academic Search Premier
Multidisciplinary, full text database for more than 4,500 journals, including peer-reviewed titles, some back to 1975.
- Gale General OneFile
A one-stop source for millions of multidisciplinary, full text news and periodical articles, many with images. Updated daily. Covers 1980-present.
- LexisNexis Academic
Full-text newspapers, magazines, newswires and transcripts from around the world.
- Periodicals Index Online
A general database of millions of article citations published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years.
- Web of Knowledge
Traces cited references (footnotes) and authorship from 1900-present.
Worldwide union catalog of books and other materials in OCLC member libraries.