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General Reference

Online Resources for Journal Articles and Citations

Art and art-related sources

  • Anthropology Plus  Icon
    Citations of articles in arhcaeology and art history.
  • Art Full Text  Icon  Icon
    Full text of articles 1997- present; abstracts of articles 1994 - present; and citations to articles in journals 1984 - present
  • Art Full Text plus Art Index Retropsective  Icon
    Search both ArtFull Text and Art Index Retrospective at the same time.
  • Art Index Retrospective  Icon  Icon
    Coverage: 1-32, 1929-1984 - parallels Art Full Text. Subjects covered: Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles. (Formerly on WilsonWeb)
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals  Icon
    Citations of articles in architectural journals.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art  
    Citations for articles appearing in art and art-related journals. Coverage stopped in 2007.
  • JSTOR (Journal Storage)  Icon  Icon
    Provides full-text access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences (including art, architecture and archaeology). Note: this database contains only back issues and does not include full-text of the most recent 3 to 5 years.

Online Resources for Journal Articles and Citations

General Sources

  • Annee Philologique  Icon
    Citations for books and articles covering most aspects of the Greek and Roman world, including art, archaeology, and religion. (The site is in English.)
  • FRANCIS  Icon
    Citations for articles in history and art history
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews  Icon
    The International Bibliography of Book Reviews provides an index to book reviews published in scholarly journals, primarily in the social sciences and the humanities, including many European journals.
  • IBZ Online  Icon
    Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur (IBZ) The international bibliography of periodical literature covering all fields of knowledge, since 1896. Website is in English.
  • JSTOR (Journal Storage)  Icon  Icon
    Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, philosophy, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title. Note that this database contains ONLY back issues. Journals may be searched across multiple titles as well as by the individual titles below. The JSTOR database does NOT include full-text of the most recent 3 to 5 years.
  • Project MUSE  Icon
    With full text for well over 300 journal titles from university publishers, Project MUSE covers the humanities and social sciences, including the visual and performing arts. Coverage begins in 1995.
  • TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists
    Provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals.

Web Resources

  • Beazley Archive
    Resource for Greek pottery
  • Diotima
    Materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient Mediterannean world
  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
    A selection of ancient texts in translation.
  • Perseus Digital Library  Icon
    Multimedia library of Archaic and Classical Greek literature, history, art, and archaeology. Pictures of ancient ruins, antique art, and much more. Read Greek texts online in Greek or English

Important Reference Books

Breve, H.  Greek Temples, Theatres and Shrines.  (Art Library Reserve, FOLIO NA275 .B413)

Boardman, J.  Lexicon iconographicum mythologiae  classicae (LIMC).  (Art Library Reference, NX650 .M9 L48)

Camp, J. The Archaeology of Athens.  (Art Library Reserve, DF275 .C28 2001) and as e-book (

Goette, H.R.  Athens, Attica and the Megarid: An Archaeological Guide. (Art Library Reserve, DF275 .G6413 2001)

Lawrence, A.W.  Greek Architecture (5th ed. rev.).  (Art Library Reserve, FOLIO NA270 .L36 1996)

Stewart, A.  Greek Sculpture: An Exploration. (Art Library Reserve, FOLIO NB90 .S74 1990)

Travlos, J.A.  Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens (Art Library Reserve, FOLIO NA280 .T68)


Important Journals

American Journal of Archaeology
Library: The years 1897-1999 are shelved off site at the Library Annex. The years 2000-2011 are shelved alphabetically among the journals on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.
Online access: JSTOR (1897-2005)

Library: The years 1932-1999 are shelved off site at the Library Annex. The years 2000-2011 are shelved alphabetically among the journals on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.
Online access: JSTOR (1932-2008)

The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Library: The years 1880-1999 are shelved off site at the Library Annex.
Online access: JSTOR (1880-2008)

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