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History of Art

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Electronic Journal Collections

Here is a selection of the electronic journal packages that provide access to the full text of articles most relevant for History of Art. Remember to look at the History Subject Guide under Further History Resources for online collections of journals published in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Google Scholar

Search for academic materials like journal articles, peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports.

When you use a campus-networked PC, Google Scholar will automatically link to the University of York library catalogue and display articles where we have full-text access. When off campus, you will need to select University of York Library in the Settings option (under Library Links).



Bibliographic Abstracting & Indexing Databases

Bibliographic databases are generally lists of references to books, journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings, sometimes in a specific subject area. Some bibliographic resources focus on particular time periods or countries whilst others are more general. They may include an abstract or summary of the material, but in general they do not contain the full text of the publications referred to, although there may be a link to an online full text version if one is available and subscribed to by the University of York.

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Access thousands of research theses with EThOS

ThesesThe British Library provides access to thousands of theses from UK universities through its EThOS service.

Theses are a great source of inspiration for your own research and to see how other researchers have prepared and finalised their work. Explore the EThOS collection to get your creative juices flowing!


Visit our theses webpage for more sources to explore.

Primary source texts and documents

Newspaper collections

The following collections of newspapers are available online and can be useful for reviews of exhibitions:

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Remember that you can use the Library's Interlending service to get hold of materials that are not available within the Library's print and online collections.

Using YorSearch

YorSearch is the place to look for books, journals, and other materials held by the Library.

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