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Art: Journal Articles

Art LibGuide

Art databases

The following databases are relevent to searches for information about art and artists.  Several of these databases are not specifically devoted to art, but all will contain articles about art and artists.  Some databases will provide current articles about contemporary artists and recent exibitions or rsesarch.  For a brief description of each database, click on "View Feed."  To see this list of databases at the Cheng Library, click on "View Website."  [These databases are restricted to WPUNJ users.]

Database searching tips

  • Use the "advanced" search mode.
  • Do a keyword search first to see what is available.
  • Too many results? Add an additional term or two.
  • Too few results? Think of synonyms for your term(s).
  • Refine or limit your search to scholarly/peer reviewed articles.
  • All databases allow you to print or email your results.
  • Use the reference list from an article to locate additional sources.

Finding journals

Finding magazines and journals

You can search for a specific periodical title in the "Journals A-Z" tab from the main Library webpage.  You may also browse a list of art-related titles to discover magazines and journals new to you.  To browse a list of all periodicals in this subject area, take the following steps:

  1. Open the Library webpage.
  2. Chick the tab "Journals A-Z"
  3. Select Browse by Subject.
  4. From the drop-down list, select Art, Architecture & Applied Arts. (Highlighted area in the image below)
  5. Next, focus your search by selecting a subject heading from the list.  The number in parentheses indicates the number of journals.
  6. Each subject heading leads to a list of magazines and journals available electronically in a database (the name of the database is provided) or available at the Cheng Library in the Periodicals Department (WPUNJ Print Holdings).





Selected journals

 Cover of Bomb Magazine, Fall 2015.  Freely accessible via BOMB Magazine. The archive is available electronically via Jstor.