a computerResearch Sources

in support of research and teaching in Art & Art History, Drama, and all Foreign Languages & Literatures
Chao Chen, Research Librarian (chao.chen@tufts.edu; 617-627-2057)
Tisch Library, Tufts University

Databases for Journal Articles by Subjects

Academic OneFile
(comprehensive on all subjects)

Arts and Humanities Citation Index

JSTOR (a collection of journals and books)

Project Muse
( a collection of journals and books.)
         Project Muse

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations & Theses

DART - Europe E-theses portal    

Dissertation Reviews ( yet to be published, which "offfer a glimpse of each discipline's immediate present")

History Online (The Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

Tip: search within a certain collection.


*When use GoogleScholar, set your Library Links to access Tufts full texts.


Bibliographies and Review of Books:

Note: you will find review of books in the subject databases as well.

  1. Oxford Bibliographies Online
  2. The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory
  3. H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences (1994 - )
  4. New York Review of Books (1963 - )

Newspapers and Magazines:

United States and International:

  1. LexisNexis Academic
  2. Factiva
  3. Massachusetts Newsstand

Ethnic, Alternative and Independent Press:

  1. Alt-PressWatch
  2. Ethnic NewsWatch 1960 -
  3. Independent Voices (1960s-1980s.)


Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)

    Some of the oldest continuously published magazines in America, including American Spectator, Commentary, Commonweal, Dissent, Harpers Magazine, NACLA, The Nation, The National Review, The New Republic, New York Review, and The New Yorker.

Boston Globe (1872-1979)
American Periodicals (1740 - 1940)
Los Angeles Times  ( 1881 - 1992)

New York Times Online Archive
(1851 - 3 years before current date)

The Washington Post  ( 1877 - 1999)

Time Magazine (1923-Present)

ProQuest Digital Microfilm (2008 - present)
Full-image newspaper content for Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times Record Edition, and the Washington Post.

Latin American Newspapers Series 1, 1805-1922 (45 titles)
Latin American Newspapers Series 2, 1822-1922 (250 additional titles)

African American Newspapers - 19th Century
American Newspapers (1690 - 1922)
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (1860-1922)

African Newspapers, 1800-1922

East European Newspapers, 1835-1922

South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers (British)
19th Century British Newspapers
Times Digital Archive (1785 - 1985)
British Humanities Index (1962- )
British Periodicals (1680s - 1930s)

Books, Essays, and More

Tufts Library Catalog

WorldCat Local
(Tufts Libraries and Beyond)
Advanced Search Search with WorldCat
Additional Book Sources (for full text data mining)

Ebrary (Began in 1999).

Internet Archive
Digital editions of out-of-copyright books, generally pre-1923.

Hathi Trust

Google Books
Digital editions of out-of-copyright books, generally pre-1923, and previews of books in copyright.

The collective catalogue of four of the leading German scholarly research institutes in the field of art history. It includes articles in scholarly periodicals, conference papers, commemorative volumes and exhibition catalogues.

www.artlibraries.net www.artlibraries.netwww.artlibraries.net

Texts and Imprints

Afro-Americana Imprints 1535-1922

Southern life and African American history, 1775-1915, plantations records.

Making of the Modern World (1450 - 1914; monographs, reports, correspondence, speeches and surveys that offer international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as well as political science, technology and industrialization)

Early English Books (1473 - 1700)

Portal for 17th Century Studies

Eighteenth Century Collections Online  (1701-1800)

Eighteenth-Century E-Texts maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

John Johnson Collection:  An Archive of Printed Ephemera (from the Bodleian Library, Oxford University; 19th Century.)

Early American Imprints (1693 -1819)
Early American Imprints II

American Broadsides and Ephemera  (1760-1900)

Making of America (Cornell University)
Access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles from 22 journals with 19th century imprints.

Making of America (University of Michigan)
Access to 9,500 books and almost 2500 digitized issues of 12 journals published in the 19th century

Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union papers, 1912-1990

History Vault (The Southern Life and African American History)

Gerritsen Collection  late 19th century -     .  (also includes journal articles.)

Women Writers Online ( - 1850)


Essay and General Literature Index w/Retrospective  1900 -
Cites over 300,000 essays and indexes single and multi-author collections, plus selected annuals and serials. Also includes publications from the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

Digital Images


thousands of images by Art History course at Tufts.

Image Quest  
an online file of more than two million rights-cleared images from some 40 image collections.

Art Project (museums from around the world by Google)

Google LIFE Photo Archive
From the 1750s to today.

American Memory

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

NYPL Picture Collection

NYPL Web Gallery of Images