Finding Articles Fleet Library @ RISD Why Look in Journals & Magazines? Periodicals are an excellent source of information on emerging artists, new theories, trends, imagery, and current research. Writers introduce new scholarship to their professional peers by publishing in journals.
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You come to the library with a specific citation for an article with the need to determine whether the library has access to the journal.
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You have chosen a topic and would like to find out what articles have been written on it.
example: William Kentridge & his film making process
let’s start with the first instance - finding a specific journal by title
There are two places to check for journals by title:
For print publications,
search the RISD catalog by title
library.risd.edu > Title
example: art in america
look at the Art in America record
(2009 and before)
are shelved alphabetically
by title in the
Periodicals Open Stacks
are also shelved in this area
The second place to check for a journal is to search E-Journals by title
library.risd.edu > Resources > E-Journals > Title
example: Art in America
under Art in America, there are two sources for Full-text
Academic Search Premier & Art Full Text
both databases offer full text from 2002 - present
follow the link to the Art Full Text database
Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed & Academic JournalsIn the peer-review process, before an article is published it undergoes a critical review by an independent panel of experts in the field.Most of the RISD Online Article databases include the ability to limit to peer-review, scholarly or academic journals.
example: process* (process, processes, processing)
film* (films, filmmaker, filmmaking)
When searching for a specific work of art
To determine whether RISD owns the journal,
you’ll need to follow the links from the database back to the RISD/ATH catalog
Look for these links:
Academic Search Premier Check your library holdings for availability
Avery Index to Arch. Periodicals Check your library holdings for availability
Art Full Text / Art Retrospective Library owns?
Art Bibliographies Modern Check your Library
Design & Applied Arts Index Check your Library
Design Abstracts Retrospective Check your Library
Design Profiles Check your Library
To search for journal articles on antiquities, fashion, modern & contemporary art and design useARTbibliographies Modern, Design & Applied Arts Index, Design Abstracts Retrospective, Design ProFILES
To search for journal articles on contemporary and historic art, design, architecture, and art history, 1929 - presentArt Full Text/Art Retrospective
JSTOR is an archive of full-text scholarly humanities journals containing high-resolution, scanned images of entire journal issues as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.
To email the article to yourself:
Project Muse articles can also be saved & emailed
For articles not available from RISD Library, consider ILL
ILL - Interlibrary Loan
RISD Library & the Athenaeum share an online library catalog. The Athenauem is located across the intersection from the College Building on Benefit Street.
Brown University Libraries library.brown.eduCHiL (College Hill Library Consortium)Search Brown’s catalog from the RISD/ATH catalog by using the SEARCH BROWN button. Borrowing privileges and on-site database access for all RISD studentsRegister first at RISD then at Brown’s Rockefeller Library.
HELIN Libraries library.uri.edu
Consortium of 11 academic and 14 health sciences libraries which share an online catalog. On site access to the libraries but no borrowing privileges.
Providence Public Libraries www.provlib.org Providence Community Libraries www.provcomlib.org
Access and borrowing privileges upon registration.
No time for ILL? Check article holdings at area libraries