Index of journals, magazines, and other publications covering art and related fields.
You’ll find it more effective than OneSearch because it will only return results related to art.
Start by searching for the names of your artists rather than the titles of their works.
If you’re not finding the full-text of an article, click on the FullTextFinder button. If you still don’t see a link to full-text, select the option to request the article via interlibrary loan and it will be delivered to you electronically.
Each image has extensive item details, which usually include information about where the work has been exhibited or the museum or other institution that holds it, which can be an indication of the artist’s prominence.
For some artists, you might only find print books in our catalog. If you’re having trouble finding materials about your artists, but see print books that look promising, email me (Terese Heidenwolf) because we might be able to digitize portions of the books and send them to you electronically.
Full-text of over 2,800 newspapers and newswires from the US and across the world.
Useful for findings news of exhibits, art shows, and artist appearances.
When your results are returned, use the limit on the side to sort by relevance.
If your artist has a common name (e.g. Richard Patterson), try adding the name of the artwork or the word “art” to your search so you’re not overwhelmed by irrelevant results.
Don’t worry if you can’t find information on a particular artwork. If you find information about the artist or their other works, you can use that to make inferences about the artist’s reputation and the value of their work.
If you’re stuck or feel like you don’t have enough information, email me (Terese Heidenwolf) and I can help.