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 Source (formerly Art Full Text)
Popular and scholarly sources in the arts. (1984-present)
Art Index Retrospective
Index (not full-text) of popular and scholarly sources in the arts. (Pre-1984)
ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
Index (not full-text) of popular and scholarly sources in the arts.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Indexes over 1,000 scholarly and professional journals on fields related to architecture.
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.
Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles.
Alternative, radical, and independent magazines, newspapers, and journals in North America.
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: 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.)
To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.