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Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Art Full-Text, brought to you by EBSCO.

Link: https://guides.lib.purdue.edu/db/aft

Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: A comprehensive resource for art information from more than 900 periodicals, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations. Researchers can track the careers of artists and review their materials and methods, and find books by and about artists, as well as interviews, profiles, and much more. Indexing of art reproductions helps users find virtually any work of interest—including works by emerging artists—as well as examples of styles and movements in art.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using Art Full-Text.

Why you should know this database: This database features full-text articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995. You can also find an index of nearly 200,000 art reproductions, providing examples of various styles and movements, including emerging artists.

Quick tip: To the right side of the Detailed Record screen, there is a button called “Cite.” This will bring up a list of various citation styles. You can select the style that you need, then cut and paste the citation to your bibliography. However, do double check the citation. Sometimes, there might be slight errors.

Related Resources:

Another database you might want to explore is:

Oxford Art Online: https://guides.lib.purdue.edu/db/oxfordart
Gale OneFile: Fine Arts: https://guides.lib.purdue.edu/db/gppfa

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