Art


Contains full-text peer reviewed journal articles as well as newspapers, blogs, wire services, and general interest periodicals from across all academic disciplines. 

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

Contains a very large collection of the Alexander Street Press streaming video, including topics in history, art, international studies, dance, theater, and more.

Contains indexing and abstracting dating from 1984 for more than 600 periodicals and 13,000 dissertations on the subjects of art, architecture, urban planning, and design.  Journals are primarily but not exclusively English-language.  The full-text articles are from over 300 journals dating from 1995.  It also indexes nearly 200,000 art reproductions that appear as illustrations for articles or advertisements.  When combined with Art Index Retrospective coverage extends to 1929.

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the State Library of Kansas.

Art History Research net (AHRnet) consists of five databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), Arts + Architecture ProFILES, Review, Research Sources No.1: THE POSTER, and Research Sources No.2: British & Irish Architecture and Decorative and Applied Arts 1850s to the 1930s. Design Abstracts Retrospective is an ongoing abstracting and indexing service that aims to cover many of the most important design and applied arts journals published during the twentieth century. Arts + Architecture ProFILES is a dictionary of modern designers, artists and architects whose work is discussed in the journals covered by DAR. ReVIEW is an ongoing 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.  Research Sources No.1: THE POSTER contains extensive information on poster design, including a number of digitized books on the subject from the 1890s-1920s. Research Sources No.2 provides access to digitized publications covering Contemporary British and Irish decorative, applied arts, and architecture from 1860-1930.

Art Index Retrospective provides citation indexing of fine art, decorative art, and commercial art journals, yearbooks and museum publications from 1929-1984. Uses English-language searching to cover periodicals published in English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Swedish. 

Citations and abstracts for 20th and 21st century art and artists plus photography since its invention in 1839; covers journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews; coverage from 1974.

Provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Available features include: searching, browsing, and organizing images, adding images, presenting images, and integrating with courseware. For detailed information about content and usage, see ARTstor Help and Tutorials. For professor account details, contact acqrs@ku.edu.

You will need to register and create a personal account on the ARTStor site.

Information on over 270,000 artists; information varies in depth, but may include biographical, book, and periodical references, auction records, museums that own artwork, and images.

Indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealers' catalogs, and periodical articles. Also includes the contents of two predecessor art indexes: Répertoire d'art et d'archéolgie (1973-1989) and International Repertory of the Literature of Art (1975-1989).

This very elaborate multi-tiered database has more than 20,000 Renaissance Documents (inventories, guide books, lives of artists, archival documents, etc.) related to more than 10,000 Antique Monuments (sculptures, architecture, vases, etc.) that are accompanied by 30,000 photographs or illustrations. The collection of images includes: drawings, sketchbooks, paintings, engravings, sculpture, medals, applied arts, etc. The database can be utilized for its collection of images, but more extensive information is provided in the database. Monuments, their preservation history, provenance history, and other relevant information are accompanied by bibliographic citations.