Image: button with screen shot of Martha Rosler's Semiotics of the Kitchen

Screen shot of Martha Rosler's Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975, featured on a button made for Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Specialized Arts & Humanities Databases

Searching Articles and Databases

Select and search appropriate databases to discover useful articles

Strategy 1: Cast a broad net -- Search a number of article citation sources all at once by using the "Articles and Full Text" search on the library website.

Strategy 2 (preferred!): Be more focused by searching individual databases. Databases are browsable by title and by subject area.

Databases organized by subject

Image: screen shot of database subjects, arranged by discipline

Article Databases & Indexes

Full-text Collections

JSTOR logoJSTOR: the scholarly journal archive. A full-text collection containing the back issues of hundreds of scholarly journals. Most of the articles are at least five years old. Since it is searching the full text, be sure to use the Advanced Search function to narrow down results as much as possible. It is not uncommon to get search results of many thousands of hits in JSTOR.

Project Muse logoProject MUSE: A full-text collection of recently published articles in the social sciences and humanities. Covers recent issues of many journals that may not appear in JSTOR.

Finding journal articles when you don't have the full text

Search for the JOURNAL title in the library catalog:

Roe, Jeremy. Apollo; London Vol. 179, Iss. 616,  (Jan 2014): 84-85.

Search for journal title = Apollo

Image: screen shot of record in the CU Library catalog for the journal Apollo

Image: full text options (via the CU Library catalog) for the journal Apollo