African Art and Archaeology: Databases

 

Indexes  to Journal Articles and Books

Check eJournals to find out if your articles are available full text in other databases or in print.

 

AfricaBib.org, 19th century–.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Institute for Economic Advancement (IEA). This site consists of three bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature in English:

African Women’s Bibliographic Database
Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database
Women Travelers, Explorers, and Missionaries to Africa (1763-2006)

 

 

Note: Indexes current periodicals in the Anthropology Library at the British Museum (incorporating the former Royal Anthropological Institute library).

Note: “… provides all 36 volumes of Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts and its predecessor, IIC Abstracts , published between 1955 and the present…[and] the 20 AATA special supplements and almost 2,000 abstracts published between 1932 and 1955 by the Fogg Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art…” Register for full service. Available in print at Mugar N 1 T42 (1932/33-41/42), Mugar Reference X N 7428 F55 (1943-52), Mugar Reference X AM 141 A1 F55 (1955-1987).

Note: Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Index indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Subjects covered include archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, crafts, motion pictures, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, and photography.

 

Note: Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Index indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Subjects covered include archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, crafts, motion pictures, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, and photography.

 

Note: Indexes and provides abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews covering artists and movements beginning in the late 19th century to the present. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839. Lesser-known artists, performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, graffiti, artists’ books, theater arts, crafts, jewelry, and illustration are included in addition to painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Coverage is from 1974 with 13,000 new entries added annually. Emphasis on foreign-language publications.

 

 

Full-text Journal Articles

 

Project Muse archive

 

Full-text Newspapers

African Newspapers Online

 

 

 

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

 

Africa.

Overview article in Grove Art Online.

Arts of Africa: Glossary.

Art Access, Art Institute of Chicago.

Dictionary of African Mythology: Oxford Reference Online