While Art Full Text is the primary database for art history research, there are other databases that you will find helpful depending on your topic.
Communication and Mass Media Complete (film studies)
International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) (theatrical & production design)
JSTOR- full text
Project MUSE - full text
America: History and Life- abstracts and citations for US and Canadian history, 1450-present
Historical Abstracts- abstracts and citations of world history from 1450 to present
ITER-Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance- abstracts and citations for Europe and the Middle East, 400-1700
Art Full Text is the primary database that you will use when doing art history research. Many of the articles are available full text, but you may also need to use the full text options link to get to the article or book you want. The full text options link in the database checks to see if we have a subscription to the journal or own the book you are looking for.
When searching Art Full Text, you will probably have the best results when using the "multi-field search." This will allow you to combine terms and use truncation symbols (paint* AND france OR french) in the same way as you can in the library catalog when looking for books. Also be aware that many entries in Art Full Text are exhibition or book reviews, as well as art reproductions, which do not qualify as scholarly or academic articles. Make sure to look for articles from scholarly publishers that are at least 8-10 pages in length.