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Fine Arts Databases from Proquest at Avery Library

Proquest logoProquest Research Databases (for Columbia University affiliates, or visitors to the library) contain periodical indexes useful to Art Historians. The search entry titled The ARTS includes cross-searching of 24 databases. You can view and change the databases searched by clicking on the “24 databases” tab at top.

artbibliographies_small1. ARTBibliographies Modern (ABM): This database is the only specialist bibliography available for the study of modern and contemporary art. Covers all art forms, including fine art, digital art, crafts, design and photography. Features full abstracts and indexing from art journals published from the late 1960s onwards. Also incorporates book records, including those drawn from the collections of the Tate Library and the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo, Musée LAM.

iba_small2. International Bibliography of Art (IBA): The definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and retains the editorial policies which made BHA one of the most trusted and frequently consulted sources in the field. The database includes records created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-09, with new records created by ProQuest using the same thesaurus and authority files.

daai_small3. Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI): This database is the premier source of information for all aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability. Covers journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.


vogue_small4. The Vogue Archive: A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

Anniversary-logo-WEB--25. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals: This database is a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture, interior design, historic preservation, landscape architecture and urban planning since 1934 with citations to select 19th century periodicals.



There are other Proquest databases such as Arts & Humanities Full Text, Proquest Historical Newspapers Full Text, Proquest Central and Proquest Dissertations & Theses which may also have relevant information for an art historian.