Magazine featuring essays and photography by major writers and artists. Published by Aperture Foundation.
Available in Humanities Source (2012-present)
Print version available in LaGuardia Library, Mezzanine, 2003-present
Major journal for scholarly essays on the history of art, published by College Art Association
Available via JSTOR (1919-2012), Academic Search Complete (1975-present), MasterFILE Complete (1984-present)
Online magazine about contemporary art
Art in America
Contemporary art criticism with an international perspective
Available via Academic Search Complete, MasterFILE Complete, Humanities Source, & MAS Ultra School Edition
Print version available in LaGuardia's Library, 1986-present
Microfilm available, 1971-1990
Scholarly journal dedicated to contemporary art, published by College Art Association
Available via Academic Search Complete (1974-present), JSTOR (1960-2012), MasterFILE Complete (1984-present)
More international art criticism as well as news and art market updates
Print version available in LaGuardia's Library, 1972-1974 & 2003-present
Microfilms available, 1963-1990
Longstanding magazine about art, music, and literature, centered around interviews between artists
Bimonthly magazine examining global contemporary art
Print version available in LaGuardia's Library, 2015-present
The Library has selected databases for art history research here
The following databases are helpful when researching art, artists, and art history topics:
Art and Architecture Complete
Full text articles for hundreds of periodicals dating back to 1937, including many major art magazines.
Academic Search Premier
General database that includes articles about art and art history
Excellent database for art history research. Does not contain the most recent issues for some journals
Good database for art history and related disciplines: film, dance, performance, etc.
Note: this database has limited full text articles
Searches newspapers from around the world, including the New York Times. Great for exhibition reviews
To find an article in a database, you will need to search using keywords.
Use keywords based on the topic you are researching. Ask yourself the following questions when choosing a topic:
I am studying / working on ____________
because I want to fi nd out who / what / when / where / whether /why / how__________.
I am studying the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat
because I want to find out how graffiti in New York City influenced his art.
Break your topic into the main ideas (aka keywords). In this example: Jean-Michel Basquiat, art, graffiti, New York City.
Now, let's take each of those and come up with as many synonyms as we can.
Art: fine arts, painting, specific styles of paintings such as "expressionism"
Graffiti: street art, tagging
Combine any of your terms using the word AND.
Example: "Jean-Michel Basquiat" AND painting AND graffiti
You can also search using search operators to expand or limit your search: "OR" (film OR movies OR Hollywood); "NOT" (film OR movies NOT "Charlie Chan").
Example: "Jean-Michel Basuqiat" AND graffiti OR "street art"
Find articles when you only have a citation
Find articles in Academic Search Complete