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The following databases are searched simultaneously when the "Arts and Humanities" category is selected from the Articles search on the UCLA Library homepage.

  • Academic Search Complete

    Description: Multidisciplinary, full-text database that indexes and abstracts more than ten thousand publications, with the complete text of more than 5,500 periodicals, including 4,600 peer-reviewed journals

  • Art Full Text

    Description: Selected full-text plus abstracts and indexing of international, peer-selected publications from 1984 to the present; covers Latin American art, Canadian art, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism; indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals

  • ARTstor

    Description: Images from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists, and estates in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes. UC campuses contributing additional images include the Archivision Library; Saskia Art and Architecture images; and Visual Resources Collections from UCB, UCSB, UCI, and the UCSC Library Instructional Collection.

  • International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text

    Description: Covers nearly all aspects of the world of music from scholarly studies to the latest popular music; current content drawn from more than 370 international music periodicals in more than twenty countries more than sixty full-text titles; retrospective coverage from more than 185 periodicals dating back to 1874

  • International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text

    Description: Indexes and abstracts 210 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals; includes biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews, and events; covers dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, and magic

  • Literature Online (LION)

    Description: Literary databases, including the full text of poems, plays, and fiction; reference works, including bibliographies and encyclopedias; and links to other web resources for the study of literature; complete text of journal articles available for some journals; fully searchable texts of more than 250,000 works in English and American literature

  • MLA International Bibliography

    Description: Indexes worldwide publications on topics including literature, language, linguistics, and folklore from 1923 to the present

  • Philosopher's Index

    Description: Indexes and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields; covers ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language

  • Project MUSE - Premium Collection

    Description: Full text of current issues from about 1990 of scholarly journals published by university presses, chiefly in the arts, humanities, and social sciences; browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines