This page will introduce you to some resources and databases in world art, and provide some places to start your research, with links to useful databases, journals, and web sources. Check out the other pages to locate books, reference materials, and museum catalogues to continue your search.
Devoted to historical analysis from a global point of view, the Journal of World History features cross-cultural scholarship on forces that work their influences across cultures and civilizations. Archives of Asian Art is an annual journal devoted to the arts of South, Southeast, Central, and East Asia.
African Arts presents original research and critical discourse on traditional, contemporary, and popular African arts and expressive cultures. Since 1967, the journal has reflected the dynamism and diversity of several fields of humanistic study, publishing richly illustrated articles in full color, incorporating the most current theory, practice, and intercultural dialogue.
Art databases through UVic Library
Use these databases to find articles about your topic.
Includes full-text (1997-) and citations/abstracts of international, peer-selected publications—with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.
Academic Search CompleteMultidisciplinary resource with articles on a range of subjects including current events, health, humanities, sciences, and technology.
Provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with approximately 13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s
Contains abstracts and indexes of current publications in the history of art, including scholarly journals, conferences, book, exhibition reviews, and exhibition catalogues. The records consist of bibliographic citations, abstracts, and indexing; abstracts may be in English or in French, index terms (descriptors) are in both English and French.
IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and includes the most recent index records that were created by the Getty Research Institute as part of BHA. These records were created in 2008-2009, and cover scholarship up to 2009, including retrospective records for material published in previous years