Art

Subject Librarian
email Gerald Burke

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

Key Databases

Art Abstracts

Art Abstracts is an art research database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts for nearly 700 national and international periodicals, including more than 370 peer-reviewed journals, plus thousands of art dissertations. The resource covers: art history and criticism, architecture and architectural history, archaeology, antiques, museum studies, graphic arts, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design, folk art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, decorative arts, costume design, television and video, motion pictures, advertising art, non-western art, and textiles.

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Coverage:
Citations 1984+, abstracts 1994+
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Bibliography of the History of Art

Includes the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA - 1990-2007) and the Repertoire International de la Litterature 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.

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

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: EBSCO 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. User guide/tutorial

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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
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. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1922-2011
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Art Magazine Collection Archives

A collection of three leading art magazines covering: Ancient art, Architecture, Art preservation, Contemporary American art, Decorative arts, Fine arts, Interior design, International art, Visual arts. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek.

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Coverage:
Magazine Antiques (1922-2016) ARTnews (1902-2006) Art in America (1913-2015)
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
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. User guide/tutorial

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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. User guide/tutorial

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