Search for Citations

Browse the list of specialized indexes in the Art and Architecture section of the Databases search.
Or click on any of the titles below to launch individual databases. Due to licensing restrictions, access is restricted in most cases to Cornell University community members.

Experimental journal indexes

Articles: Select and search appropriate databases to discover useful articles

Use Articles & Full text, to cast a broad net by searching a number of article citation sources all at once.

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Article Databases & Indexes

Use art-focused databases to try more targeted, deeper searching.

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For more precise searching, search databases individually. From the list of databses, browse the list of specialized indexes in Art and Architecture. Periodical indexes (in databases) identify and locate the articles published in magazines, journals and newspapers. Many databases also index essays, book chapters and monographs.

Some—but not all—databases provide full-text articles. If the database does not provide full-text, but does give you a citation, click on the Get it! Cornell link to see if there is full text access through another database. If that doesn't work, note the full article citation. Then, go back to the catalog and search for the title of the journal the article appears in. The catalog will indicate which issues of the journal Cornell holds in both print and electronic forms. The full text of the article may be available through a different database.

European indexes

If you are researching European subjects, you may want to try some of the following freely-available, electronic indexes: : ARTicles online

ARTicles online is an excerpt from KUBIKAT, the online catalogue of the Art Libraries Network Florence - Munich - Rome, which is also covered in - Virtual Catalogue for Art History (see below).

Meta Search

Coordinated by, an international working community of more than 100 art libraries from 16 countries, the Art Discovery Group Catalogue offers an art-focused research experience within the WorldCat environment. Art library catalogues are now searchable alongside additional content from a multitude of online journals and databases, promising more results on a global scale. The project has been developed as part of The Future of Art Bibliography initiative, with generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and The Getty Research Institute.

Note: To include Cornell content in your search, be sure to select "Libraries Worldwide" from the search limit menu, as shown belowImage: screen shot of Art Discovery Group Catalogue menu selection in WorldCat (FirstSearch Interface)

JSTOR & Muse: Full-text collections