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Black Art: Databases

Guide to resources related to African-American and Black Diaspora art and artists c. 1800s to the present

Primary source materials

Article databases

One can begin a search for full-text content by searching across databases to which Princeton subscribes using Articles+ (see previous tab in this guide).  Limit a broad search to something more specific by choosing among the facets listed on the left-hand side. The SUBJECT TERMS section allows you to select specific subjects you wish to include and exclude in a search.

There may be content that is NOT available online, and in order to locate scholarly journal articles on a topic, you will need to use one or more of the following databases (all available via DATABASES on the library homepage, or else link is supplied below):

AVERY INDEX TO ARCHITECTURAL PERIODICALS (produced at Columbia University's Avery Library, one of the foremost architecture libraries in the world, covers architecture, landscape design, and related topics)

ART INDEX (all art-related subjects; covers 1929-present)

ARTS AND HUMANITIES CITATION INDEX (real advantage is to see what an author cites to)

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HISTORY OF ART (1970s-2007)

INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ART (successor to BHA)

JSTOR: important scholarly journals in full. Often, there is an embargo by the publisher so that the current 2-3 years are not available, but Princeton may have those issues in print form.

AMERICA: HISTORY AND LIFE (covers all aspects of North American history)

HISTORICAL ABSTRACTS (world history, minus North America)

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES databases

AFRICAN STUDIES databases