Art & Architecture Source

Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.

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At a Glance

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Subject Area: Art & Architecture
Ideal For: Academic LibrariesGovernment

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Content Includes

  • More than 430 active full-text, non-open access journals
  • More than 280 active full-text, non-open access peer-reviewed journals 
  • Nearly 220 full-text books
  • Detailed indexing and abstracts for many leading academic journals, magazines and trade publications
  • A collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and other sources
  • Strong international coverage, including periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch
  • Art reproduction records
  • Coverage dating back to 1914

Subjects Include

  • Advertising art
  • Antiques
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture and architectural history
  • Art history
  • Contemporary art
  • Costume design
  • Crafts
  • Decorative arts
  • Folk art
  • Graphic arts
  • Industrial design
  • Interior design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Motion pictures
  • Museology
  • Non-western art
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Television
  • Textiles
  • Video

Art & Architecture Source Versions Compared

Art & Architecture Source
Active Full-Text Non-Open-Access Journals Not Available in Any Version of Academic Search: 365
Active Full-Text Non-Open-Access Journals: 438
Art & Architecture Complete
Active Full-Text Non-Open-Access Journals Not Available in Any Version of Academic Search: 137
Active Full-Text Non-Open-Access Journals: 210
Art Full Text
Active Full-Text Non-Open-Access Journals Not Available in Any Version of Academic Search: 124
Active Full-Text Non-Open-Access Journals: 161

Art & Architecture Source Versions Compared

Active Full-Text Non-Open-Access Journals Not Available in Any Version of Academic Search
Active Full-Text Non-Open-Access Journals
Art & Architecture Source 365 438
Art & Architecture Complete 137 210
Art Full Text 124 161

The images search feature…includes the capability of limiting by subject (e.g., archaeology, medical) period/style (e.g., 14th century, Islamic), media (e.g., fashion, stained glass), and image type (black-and-white or color, map or illustration, and more). Recommended.

— K.M. Keogh, Indiana University Libraries
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Complete Coverage

Art & Architecture Source was developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO and H.W. Wilson. It is the world's largest full-text companion to Art Abstracts and is also a perfect complement to Academic Search Ultimate, offering more than 360 additional active full-text, non-open access journals.

International in scope, Art & Architecture Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch and is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.