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Art, Art History, and Design

Art-Focused Article Databases

Design-Specific Articles

Multidisciplinary Databases with Significant Art/Design Content

News and Popular Press

Related Disciplines

Historical Print Indexes

Some important historical art/design indexes are not available online. A few examples:

Locating Articles: Online and Print

Many journal articles are online and linked, but some are not. In those cases, you will see

Sometimes the Libraries will own the journal in paper, in which case you will see its call number and can find the volumes on the appropriate floor.

At other times, you will need to request the article from a different library, using the Interlibrary Loan service. 


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a system by which libraries share materials with each other. 

If people need articles not owned locally, their libraries will use WorldCat to find and borrow them from other libraries.

Notre Dame's ILL service is under "Services" on the library homepage.  Follow that link to establish an account, after which placing a request is easy. 

The service is free to individuals at Notre Dame.