Art

Subject Librarian
email Gerald Burke

emailgburke@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3592
location_onUniversity Library: LI-305

Key Databases

Bibliography of the History of Art

Includes the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA - 1990-2007) and the Répertoire International de la Littérature de l'Art (RILA - 2008 and part of 2009). It has abstracts and indexes of publications on the history of Western art from antiquity to the present. Includes books, periodical articles, reviews, conference proceedings, Festschriften, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and electronic publications.

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Coverage:
1990 - 2009
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to four concurrent users
Art Index

Featuring high-quality indexing of an international array of publications, this database is a comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative, and commercial art; as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture, and much more. The database indexes over 600 periodicals, 13,000 art dissertations, and 200,000 art reproductions. Includes periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, reproductions, book reviews and more.

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Coverage:
1984 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ARTbibliographies Modern

Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year.

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Coverage:
late 1960+
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
WorldCat Classic

Collection of all the FirstSearch databases subscribed to by the University Libraries including ArticleFirst, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, World Almanac, WorldCat, and some subject databases.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Artstor

The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 2.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

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Coverage:
Prehistoric-Present
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

'Through the Camera Lens': The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927

For anyone studying the early years of American cinema, the most important research tools are the film periodicals of the era. Chief among these was the Moving Picture World, which set the standard for the broadest possible coverage. This database consists of reviews, current releases, and published news, features, and interviews relating to all aspects of the industry, including news items, the best reviews and feature articles, and advertisements published each week.

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Coverage:
1907-1927
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American Art-Union, 1839-1851: The Rise of American Art Literacy

The American-Art Union was founder to educate the general public to its national art. This collection consists of 109 volumes and 1 box of records from 1838 to 1860. Volumes include minutes of annual meetings and committees, including executive, management, and purchasing; register of works of art in the American Art-Union, including title of the painting submitted, the artist, price asked, cost of frame and whether or not a picture was purchased or rejected; letters addressed to the American Art-Union from many agents around the country, pertaining to the sale of subscriptions, and letters from artists. The collection also has letterpress books containing copies of letters sent by the American Art-Union, and newspaper clippings.

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Coverage:
1839-1851
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Architectural Digest Archive

Recognized as the international authority on design and architecture, and a showcase for some of the world’s most beautiful homes, Architectural Digest is renowned for its immeasurable influence in the world of interior design and offers nearly 90 years of publishing starting from the earliest issues in 1922 through 2011. It also features the AD100, the Architectural Digest list of top 100 architects and interior designers worldwide.

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Coverage:
1922-2011
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Book citation index - Social Science and Humanities

Supports cited reference searching for scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities.

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Coverage:
2005 - Current
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Film & Television Literature Index

Provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as selected full text. In addition, it includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive. Subject coverage includes: cinematography, film & television theory, preservation & restoration, production, reviews, technical aspects, screenwriting, and more.

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Coverage:
1990+
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Humanities Source

Humanities Source provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more. Humanities Source is a valuable collection for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. Full text for over 1,520 journals.

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Coverage:
1907 - Present
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video service that offers over 26,000 films from over 800 leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, The Great Courses, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber and First Run Features.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America

The Federal Writers' Project was created by the federal government project to provide jobs for out-of-work writers during the Great Depression. This collection presents the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) publications of all 47 states involved in the project, which ran from 1933 to 1943. Forming the most complete collection of publications from all participating states, this archive contains more than 450 individual items, many of which are typed or mimeographed and received only limited circulation. The FWP was a part of "Federal One,"the arts project established by the WPA to cover music, theater, art and writers. The WPA recognized that steelworkers, bricklayers, share-croppers, and factory workers were not the only section of the economy hit by the Depression. Academics, post-graduate students, journalists, playwrights and novelists were also unemployed. In five years the WPA spent millions, provided literary training and, more significantly, the opportunity for participants to observe, eat, and write.

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Coverage:
1933-1943
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association and consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It draws on scholarly research in over 5,000 journals and series, also covering relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. Contains more than 2.5 million citations to published scholarly literature.

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Coverage:
1886+
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Selective
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users