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Article databases: The arts

The following databases are recommended for finding scholarly and popular journal articles in the arts. There are hundreds of other article databases on different topics available on the library website which you can browse by subject

Art images

  • ARTstor
    A repository of more than 1 million digital images and associated catalog data.
  • CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
    A collection of some 95,000 art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums. All rights-cleared for educational use.

Article databases: Interdisciplinary

The following databases offer scholarship and news from a variety of sources (beyond the arts). The 

  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals including full-text for over 5300 journals.
  • JSTOR
    Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles.
  • Alt-Press Watch
    Alternative, radical, and independent magazines, newspapers, and journals in North America.
  • ProQuest Newspapers
    Includes New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Where's the PDF?

Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this button:uc-eLinks button in order to locate and read the full text of the article. 

UC-eLinks will link you to the online full text of an article if UCB has paid for online access; otherwise, UC-eLinks will help you locate a print copy on the shelf in the library. If UCB doesn't own the article in print or online format, UC-eLinks can also help you order a copy from another library.

For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 4 min.)

You can also set up UC-eLinks to work with Google Scholar.  For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 2 min.)

Proxy server

To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.

  • Different browsers [Firefox, Chrome, Safari...] have different instructions- they are all here.
  • You can set it up on multiple devices
  • You log in with your CalNet ID
  • There's an alternative: the VPN
Last Update: January 09, 2014 12:33