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Art History: Search for an Article

Databases: Art History & Visual Culture

Academic articles often will not appear on websites searched by Google because they are stored in subscription-only databases that provide limited access. However, CCS subscribes to a number of databases that are useful to Art History students. Below are some subscription databases, as well as a selection of open access databases that we highly recommend.

For the comprehensive list, go to the list of A-Z Databases.

Number 12A, 1948: Yellow, Gray, Black by Jackson Pollock, 1948

Relax with a Good Periodical

The Library subscribes to numerous print and electronic periodicals; back issues may be checked out from the Library. Here is a partial list appropriate to Art History:

African Arts



ArtAsiaPacific Almanac

​Art Bulletin

Art Journal

Art Newspaper

Art Papers Magazine

Artforum International

Critical Inquiry


International Review of African American Art 

​Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Journal of Design History


National Museum of Women in the Arts Membership

Public Art Dialogue

​Public Culture

Tribal Art

Flipster provides digital access to a selection of the Library's print periodicals, including ArtForum International, Art in America, Art Newspaper, and many more. Both mobile and computer friendly, users can read current and (limited) past issues.

College for Creative Studies website