Subject Guide - Art


EBSCOhost is a database that provides full-text articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and trade publications. Within EBSCO, you may choose to run a search through all of the databases, or select the database(s) you want.

Academic Search Elite
Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals. Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.

E-Book Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
Among the 175,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles, 28,576 art books will be accessible with information relevant to the research needs.

E-Book Collection (EBSCOhost)
Among this collection, by browsing the category of Arts & Architecture, books of arts will be found. This eBook collection holds over 34,000 virtual texts pertaining to art.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas including topical and biographical information on artists, art styles, and art movements.


This database hosts full-text, digital versions of books and academic journals primarily in the Humanities and Social Sciences. There are also journals in the hard sciences.

Journals or books can be browsed by Subject. You may also search using keywords in either the standard search bar or by using the advanced search function. Jstor contains over 587,000 images and over 557, 000 journal articles containing art as a subject.


Gale Academic OneFile connects learners to the information you are looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. You will find this premier periodical resource that provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas. Journal articles and books can be searched by the subject “Art.”

Gale Onefile: Fine Arts Database allows users to search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. This is a diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)

Tennessee Electronic Library provides the full list of databases by subject. TEL hosts a wide range of content including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, images, and more in every subject imaginable.TEL also connects searchers to results from a multitude of databases through the use of a powerful search engine tool that can be found under “All Resources.” The main page of TEL also has a basic search engine that connects searchers directly to articles and eBooks with keyword searches.

You may go to “All Resources” and search “Art” in Gale OneFile to find the information about art.

Or you may select from any of the following databases to search from:

Fine Arts
Covers such topics as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking with an emphasis on full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography

Academic OneFile
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers in all major disciplines. Coverage from 1980s to the present.

Diversity Studies
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Access World News: NewsBank

This database provides access to newspaper articles from around the world. The search tools on this site allow you to pinpoint articles about your topic by geographic region, publication, date, and more.

It provides Hot Topics for faculty and students with an easier path to locating topics of interest related to current global issues, events and people for personal and course research.

It provides you with suggested search topics in a range of fields. Choose a broad topic (e.g. Performing arts and Fine arts) and subtopic (e.g. Fine arts), and Access World News will search for recent articles in that area.

InfoBase: World News Digest

This is a database that contains five separate sub-databases: African-American History, InfobaseBooks, Issues & Controversies, Today’s Science, and World News Digest.

African American History Database (an Infobase sub-database) covers more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture. Users can start their investigation of a topic with a video or slideshow overview, use the key content called out on the home page to find an entryway into the database, or dig deep into a subject or era through the Topic Centers.

Using the search tool in the African-American History database (an Infobase sub-database) you can see that it contains over 1,100 articles, over 30 images, over 65 videos, and more than 10 timeline entries pertaining to art.