Visual Arts

American Film Institute Catalog

(Chadwyck/ProQuest) an authoritative resource on American film information. It covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976-2011. New records are added each year by the AFI's editorial team.

Anthropological Literature

(EBSCO) - Comprehensive international resource for the fields of anthropology, archaeology and related interdisciplinary research.

Art Index

(EBSCO/Wilson) - is the basic periodical index in art. It indexes the contents of about 300 journals, mostly in English, in all areas of art, architecture, and design published since 1984. Art Index Retrospective extends the coverage back to 1929.

Art Index Retrospective

(EBSCO/ Wilson) - extends the coverage of Art Index the basic periodical index in art. It indexes the contents of about 300 journals, mostly in English, in all areas of art, architecture, and design published from 1929 -1984. Art Index provides coverage from 1984 to the present.

ARTbibliographies Modern - ABM

(ProQuest) - Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. Covers many aspects of modern and contemporary art, including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theater arts, crafts, jewelry, illustration, and more, as well as the traditional fine arts of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. Architecture is not covered.

Arts & Humanities Full Text

(ProQuest) Search hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.

Arts:Search

(formerly DesignInForm) - consists of three databases Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), Arts+Architecture ProFiles (AAP) and ReVIEW (Full Text). DAR is an abstracting and indexing service that aims to cover many of the most important design and applied arts journals and annuals published during the twentieth century. AAP  is a dictionary of design and designers that includes profiles of every single designer, architect, craftsperson, studio, workshop, etc. whose work is discussed or illustrated in the journals and yearbooks covered by DAR. ReView is an project to digitize many of the most important decorative and fine arts journals published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Bibliography of the History of Art and RILA

(GETTY) - Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA) are extensive indexes to the literature of western art history from the end of the ancient world to the present. It includes books and exhibition catalogs as well as journal articles.

Camio: A Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

(OCLC) - a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

DAAI - Design and Applied Arts Index

(ProQuest) - The Design and Applied Arts Index contains over 130,000 annotated references from more than 500 design and craft journals and newspapers published from 1973 onwards, and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc. Research articles are covered, along with topical news items, conference and seminar reports, and book, video and exhibition reviews. DAAI also includes two supplementary databases: Education Directory, an international directory of universities and colleges that offer courses in design and craft subjects, and Periodicals Directory, an international directory of design and craft journals.

DAR: Design Abstracts Retrospective

(DesignInForm) - a retrospective complement to Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI), covering design journals and yearbooks published between 1900 and 1987 AND a unique resource consisting of more than 11,000 profiles of designers, architects, craftspeople, photographers, studios and other institutions.

Design ProFiles

(DesignInForm) - is source of information on 20th and 21st-century designers and design firms. The database includes more than 11,000 names, with 5,000 additional names expected to be added this year. It is not a database of journal articles—use DAAI and DAR for articles—but a source of essentially biographical information with suggestions for (and sometimes links to) further information.

ERIC

(EBSCO) - offers access to many full-text journal articles as well as full-text ERIC documents available on Department of Education web site. Students and faculty wishing to conduct advanced searches will likely find this version easier to use than the open access version. Users also have access to some full-text journal articles not available through the Department of Education.

Ethnographic Video Online [EVO] - Volume One

(Alexander Street) - brings together over 1,100 anthropological streaming videos. Create clips and playlists that can be used by UMassD classes or study groups. 

Expanded Academic ASAP

(Gale/InfoTRAC) - This database provides citations and full-text access to journals in fields such as astronomy, religion, law, history, psychology, literature, art, sociology, general science, and communications, as well as covering current events.

FIAF Index to Film Periodicals Plus

(ProQuest) Search the foremost academic and popular film journals up to the present day. Many of these key titles are available in full text.

Film Index International

(ProQuest) "is a major information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. With a scholarly, inclusive approach to all areas of film studies - from the very first silent movies, to art house classics or the latest blockbusters - Film Index International provides truly international coverage, indexing films from over 170 countries". (description from the database)

Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

(Oxford DRS) - a comprehensive, up-to-date information on all aspects of this fundamental area of the visual arts. This reference work provides historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art. Coverage includes materials in art practice (e.g. ink, enamel, digital materials); materials in conservation (e.g. adhesives); classes of artifacts (e.g. wallpaper, mosaic, ceramic); techniques and methods (e.g. book binding, gilding, printing, weaving), terms (e.g. rustication), tools (e.g. easel, laser), theory (e.g. technical examination, conservation controversies), fakes & forgeries, and conservation theorists and practitioners.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index - HAPI

(UCLA Latin American Center) - The Hispanic American Periodicals Index includes articles on subjects relating to Hispanics in the United States and Latin American subjects. Coverage begins in 1970. Also consider using the Handbook of Latin American Studies from the Library of Congress.

InfoTrac Searchbank databases

(Gale/InfoTRAC) - Health, business, reference, academic and general interest indexes and FULL-TEXT articles.

International Bibliography of Art - IBA

(ProQuest) is the definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art and successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). Includes detailed abstracts for all new content, in-depth abstracts for scholarly articles, and authority files of controlled terms. Ideal for academic and specialist art libraries, museums, and design firms. Focus on European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945 Visual arts in all media are covered: painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installations, new media, decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology, folk art and material culture, classical studies, antiques, architectural history. 

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text

(ProQuest) provides indexing and abstracts for several hundred international music periodicals from over 20 countries, plus full text for more than 140 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes over 770,000 records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication. Some complete journal runs are included, with indexing back to 1874. Covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text

(ProQuest) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.

JSTOR

A full-text online collection of core scholarly journals from their first issues (some date back to the 1800's) to between two and five years prior to the present. Subject coverage includes arts & sciences, education, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, anthropology, Asian studies, economics, population studies, sociology and botany and ecology. The journals can be browsed by journal issue or searchedby keywords, topics, titles, authors and dates. The journals included in JSTOR are also listed in and linked from the Journals, Magazines & Newspapers in Our Library.

LUNA

Created and maintained by the College of Visual & Performing Arts Visual Resource Center, Luna contains online image and multimedia repository for instruction and learning. Developed for the use of UMassD faculty and students, researchers in Luna can search, retrieve, save, display images, audio, and multimedia files and export them directly to PowerPoint, Wikis and UMassD’s myCourses. Including Luna in Primo provides another avenue to discover these valuable resources.

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