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Survey of African Art

Spring 2012

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-149  |  Black Studies, as BLST-123; Rowland O. Abiodun (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Dunstan C. McNutt.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Primary Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Art Abstracts (1984 to present)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
Index to leading English-language publications in the world of the arts.

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) (1974 to present)
Citations to and abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art; some entries date back as far as the late 1960s.

Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

JSTOR
Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

Reference

Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon / Artists of the World
Authoritative, up-to-date biographical information on more than 1 million artists.

Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, and other Oxford art reference works covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the present.

A History of Art in Africa. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001. (AC Frost Reserves / N7380 .H54 2001)
Encyclopedia of African History. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005. (AC Frost Reference / DT20 .E53 2005)

Media

ARTstor
Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Primary Sources

Aluka
Digital resources and data in three major content areas: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, The African Plants Initiative and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.