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 books, articles, and other sources, you will need to search using keywords.
If you are studying an artist, try searching their name in OneSearch, the Library's primary search tool. Put their name in quotation marks:
OneSearch will find a variety of sources, from ebooks to newspaper articles
If you want to research a particular aspect of an artist's career or style, combine keywords:
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.
Combine keywords with the word "and" in between for more specific results: "Jean-Michel Basquiat" and graffiti
Additionally, come up with synonyms for the keywords.
Art: fine arts, painting, specific styles of paintings such as "expressionism"
Graffiti: street art, tagging
Find articles when you only have a citation
Find articles in Academic Search Complete