Trial Access to ProQuest Art, Design and Architecture Collection


"ProQuest Art, Design and Architecture Collection" will be on trial access until November 17th, 2014.

Included Databases:

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM): ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with more than 13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s.

ABM is the premier source of information on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography since its invention. It includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends. The coverage of ABM is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artist's books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.

Arts & Humanities Full Text: This ProQuest full-text journal database has been created to complement the CSA Illumina portfolio of Arts and Humanities databases.

Titles include both scholarly peer-reviewed journals and selected trade and consumer titles relevant to applied arts and cultural studies.

International Bibliography of Art (IBA): The definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, IBA includes records created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-09, with new records created by ProQuest using the same thesaurus and authority files.

The initial data set created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-2009 covers scholarship up to 2009, including retrospective records for material published in previous years, and in some cases the new ProQuest indexing will also cover retrospective years in order to fill gaps in coverage. Publications covered include at least 500 core journals, with an emphasis on specialist and rare titles that are not covered by other indexes, plus detailed coverage of monographs, essay collections, conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues.

Subject Coverage:

  • Art history
  • Architecture and architectural history
  • Crafts, ceramics, glass and jewellery
  • Decorative art and antiques
  • Fashion, textiles and dress
  • Furniture and interior design
  • Industrial design
  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Museums and conservation
  • Photography

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