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Dictionary of Art Historian Sources : Article Indexes

For researchers creating entries for the Dictionary of Art Historians at Duke University. All proprietary material is liked to the Duke University catalog.

Indexes to Journals

Art History Journal Indexes

  • Nexis Uni - transcripts and text from many newspapers and broadcast sources.  Excellent for foreign art historians.


Other Helpful Indexes

Humanties Journal Databases

Kubikat - Book & article catalog of four German art-history libraries, covering all languages and with an English interface) Kunsthistorisches Institut (Florence) Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Munich). Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte (Paris) and the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Rome). 

Arts & Humanities Citation Index - (Web of Knowledge) - look up scholarship by whom was cited in the artitcle.

Electronic Journals by subject - URegensburg's list of online journals limitable by subject.  Just limit to "Art History" and scan titles.  Those free (or subscribed to by Duke) offer immediate access.





Google Scholar - explanation - full text index of scholarly literature across a wide variety disciplines.  Text, however, is limited because of copyright, consulting the library copy may be necessary.

Google Books - explanation - full text index of books and magazines scanned by Google, converted to text using optical character recognition.  Like above, full-text examination is limited.



Current - exhibition reviews, tracing media coverage of art or artists, popular reception to art and tracing works of art.

Nexis Uni - (formerly Nexis/Lexis) newspaper articles from the late 1980s onward (depending on the newspaper).  Separate search for European dailies is also excellent.

Access News (formerly America's News, formerly America's Newspapers) - search American "second tier" newspapers by region of the country or individual newspaper.  Great for minor figure obituaries, news of scholars, etc. in rural America.

Historic - newspaper accounts can be primary sources for exhibitions, reception documentation, museum collection history, etc.  Also good for patronage verification and biographical/obituary accounts.  Both pdf scans of the actual column.

Times Digital Archive - the Times (London), 1785-1985

New York Times Digital Index - 1851 until three years ago.

Other Article Sources Related to Art


Bibliography of Asian Studies - Articles in Western languages regarding aspects of Asian and South Asian studies, including art history and popular culture.

Auction Catalogs

Art Sales Index - Coming soon! refers to auction catalog number

Scipio - Worldcat records of individual auction catalogs.  Great for verification of auction or interlibrary loan use.  It does not contain auction prices for individual works of art.




ITER - Indexes journals covering European Renaissance (1300-1700) and medieval eras (400-1500).

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