Library

Databases

SFU Library staff: log in here or create a new account

Your Current Search

Subject
Visual Arts

Refine Your Search

Add Title

Change Subject

Add Resource Type

Add Content Type

Keyword

Visual Arts

Use these recommended databases to find journal articles, reviews, and digital images for contemporary arts, art history, media and culture studies. If you need additional help in finding books or journal articles on your topic, contact Sylvia Roberts, Liaison Librarian for Contemporary Arts, at sroberts@sfu.ca or 778-782-3681.

Top Resources

  1. Indexing & full text for journal articles on all aspects and periods of art.
  2. Access to other Art Index files, providing retrospective coverage from 1929 to current, in combination with Art Full Text.
  3. Art bibliography covering European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present.
  4. SFU Library's Art Images is a collection of online images documenting a broad range of art in support of teaching, learning, and research at SFU. Currently the collection is composed of over 2000 images with an emphasis on the history of Western Art.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Folklore, History, Language, Linguistics, Literary Reviews, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Radio, Television, & Film, Religion, Theatre.
  3. A repository of over one million digital images and related data.
  4. Database of digital installation art
  5. Index to literature on design and craft
  6. Index to high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields.
  7. Search specifically for scholarly literature.
    Should you encounter an error message, you can also obtain full text links to SFU Library resources, by going to Google Scholar and clicking on More - Settings - Library links. Then type and select Simon Fraser University - Where can I Get This? and Save.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text on publisher sites.
  8. The John Johnson Collection is the product of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Library and ProQuest to conserve, catalogue and digitise more than 65,000 items drawn from the Bodleian's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.
  9. Searchable, archival collection of core academic articles, books, and primary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences.
  10. Reference resources on all aspects of visual arts. Sources include Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics & Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
  11. Humanities and social science ebooks and journals.
  12. A scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels.
Terms of use: Electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict access to Authorized Users. It is the responsibility of each user to abide by the license agreements and specific terms and conditions for each product. Systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire SFU community. Please see SFU General Policy 24 on Fair Use of Information Resources.

Personal Privacy: Some licensed resources allow you to create a personal account for the purposes of creating folders, saving searches, and downloading entire e-books as well as other personalized services. Please be advised that the personal information you disclose to these and other external websites may be stored on servers located outside of Canada. When you use these services, no personal information about you is collected by or for the University. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to these external websites. SFU Library recommends that you review the privacy policies of these and other external websites before using the services.