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Art Full Text + Art Index Retrospective Online

A Quick Guide

What are Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective?

Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective are bibliographic databases that provides citations to art periodical articles. They cover the following topics:

Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles

Art Index Retrospective covers articles published between 1929-1984. Art Full Text covers from 1984 to the present and includes abstracts of articles. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included from 1997 to present.

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How to Get Into Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective

To search Art Full Text or Art Index Retrospective you must have a CLP library card or come into the library.

  1. Go to the Art Databases page and click on Art Full Text + Art Index Retrospective.
  2. When the Wilson Web page appears, choose "Art Full Text" and/or "Art Retrospective."

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Searching (By Subject, Title, Author, or (Key)word)

In the Find: box type a word or phrase such as: nat youngblood and click on the Start button.

If you would like to search by Title, Author, or Subject, click on the dropdown menu to the right.

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Viewing the Results

A Sample Art Full Text record will look like this:

Record 2 of 4 in Art Full Text 9/84-11/00
TI: Innovations in watercolor
AU: Pyne,-Lynn
SO: Southwest Art v 29 no11 Apr 2000. p. 114-22, 146.
AB: A number of contemporary watercolor artists are briefly profiled. Following a brief introduction to watercolor's current period of innovation and vitality, the writer discusses the following artists: Victor Martinez, Penny Stewart, George Harkins, George James, Evelyne Boren, John Fawcett, Tom Noble, Woodward Payne, Patricia Tobacco Forrester, Nat Youngblood, James Farrah, Tom Hill, and Sonya Terpening.
DE: Martinez,-Victor; Stewart,-Penny; Harkins,-George; James,-George; Boren,-Evelyne; Fawcett,-John; Noble,-Tom; Payne,-Woodward; Forrester,-Patricia-Tobacco; Youngblood,-Nat,-1916-; Farrah,-James; Hill,-Tom,-1922-; Terpening,-Sonya,-1953-; Watercolor-painting-American
DT: Feature-Article
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The database displays 10 results at a time, use the scroll bar or arrow keys to scroll through the results. Click on the Next button in the upper right corner to see the next 10 results.

Click on the checkbox to the left of the records you like, this will mark the records for printing or saving to a disk.

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How to Logout

When finished searching, click on the Logout button in the right column.