Find Journal Articles

If you're looking for information on a particular topic for research or course work, you can use the following resources to search the contents of journals and e-journals for articles that match your area of interest.

Each resource allows you to search a collection of information in particular subject areas, for example film, performing arts fine art or design. Each collection may include the contents from hundreds of journals but will not include everything that has been published. To get a larger number of relevant results, don't just rely on one resource but try a number that cover your subject area.

If you need help with using any of these resources please contact your Subject Librarian.

Most of these resources require your AUB username and password to access when off campus, while others will ask you to log in regardless of where you are. Please see instructions given with each resource.

AUB Library E-Journals

Check whether the journal you are looking for is available online through AUB Library. Access the AUB e-journal portal to access a full list, to search by title or browse by subject.
Off campus? You will need to log in with your AUB username and password.

ABM (ARTbibliographies Modern)

Provides detailed references to modern and contemporary art, including photography, fashion, theatre arts and crafts in major art journals, books, museum bulletins and exhibition catalogues from 1982 to the present.
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American Film Institute Catalog

Produced in collaboration with the American Film Institute, the American Film Institute Catalog is the premier resource for studying American motion pictures. It contains thousands of data entries on films ranging from well-known studio blockbusters to obscure, once-lost period films. The catalog is a valuable tool for film research and preservation activities.
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A-N The Artists' Information Company

Available on campus only. Resources for contemporary visual arts professionals.
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Art Source

One of the most comprehensive research tools covering a wide range of disciplines in art and design. Includes access to over 630 full text journals, 220 ebooks and 63,000 images.
Replaces Art & Architecture Complete and Art Full Text. Log in using your AUB username and password.

Art Source

British Education Index

Bibliographic research database of the British Education Index, Australian Education Index and ERIC.
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Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

Contains over 120,000 annotated references from more than 450 design and craft journals published since 1973 covering industrial design, architecture, interior design, environmental design, computer aided design, furniture design, ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion design, textile design, graphic design, typography, multimedia design, illustration, book design, photography, advertising, marketing, retail design, packaging, exhibition design, theatre design, design and craft history, design and craft theory, ergonomics, design for disability.
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Film Index International

Bibliographic references to 100,000 films collated by the British Film Institute over the past 70 years as well as 40,000 biographical references to personalities.
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FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

Created by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), this resource indexes more than 300,000 articles from 300 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 onwards, plus full text content from some of the most important journals. The database also incorporates Treasures from the Film Archives, which identifies silent film holdings in archives around the world, and the International Directory of Film/TV Documentation Collections.
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HomeBuildLife by WGSN

HomeBuildLife is a trend forecasting resource from WGSN for textiles, interiors, product design, retail merchandising and lifestyles. It provides reports on current themes in these areas looking at colour, style, materials and culture, providing market intelligence and analysis along with image collections for download.

Ingenta Journals

One of the largest websites for research articles, providing article summaries from over 25,000 publications. Covers all subject areas including humanities and social sciences, engineering and technology.
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Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library

Full text of ICE’s massive archive (including 18,000 illustrated papers) available on and off campus. Covers civil engineering, architecture, the built environment, building and construction, environmental studies, land management, property management, planning, transportation and urban design.
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International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text

IIMP Full Text is the leading specialized index to periodicals for the general, undergraduate, and advanced study of music, and the only electronic index with abstracts to current music periodicals. It contains more than half a million indexed journal articles, the majority of which index the most recent eight years of publication, though some start as early as 1874. It also provides access to 125 full text journals covering cover both scholarly and popular periodicals in the areas of classical music, opera, jazz, popular music and pop culture, music education, musicology, music theory, performance and many others.
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International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text

Index of 180 journals from 1998 onwards including the arts, entertainment, dance, film, drama, theatre stagecraft and television with full text searching across 30 journals including film criticism.
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A full text archive of important scholarly journals in the fields of music, film studies, performing arts, religion and the history and study of art and architecture.
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LS:N Global

Available on-campus only. Created by The Future Laboratory, LS:N Global is a trends and insight network that plugs you into what is new, next and innovative in consumer needs and lifestyle behaviour.


Marketing research reports providing detailed analysis of the UK consumer includes fashion retail reports and special reports covering British lifestyles. (4 simultaneous users only).
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Oxford Art Online

Comprehensive searchable reference resource covering all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to date. The dictionary contains 41,000 articles written by leading scholars and experts in each subject. Articles provide links to maps and diagrams as well as 100,000 searchable images from the Bridgeman Art Library Online, all supported by extensive bibliographies.
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Project Muse

Full text access to current content from prestigious humanities and social science journals published by some of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Coverage includes film, theatre and the performing arts, cultural studies, history and philosophy.
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Proquest Art & Design

Search for journal articles across both the Proquest art and design databases (Arts Bibliographies Modern and Design and Applied Arts Index) from a single search page.
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Proquest Media & Performance

Search for journal arcticles across all Proquest media and performance databases (International Index to Music Periodicals, International Index to the Performing Arts, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature) from a single search page.
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Architectural Publications Index (RIBA Library Catalogue)

Find books, journals, drawings and other material held by the British Architectural Library. Includes indexed articles from architectural journals with abstracts and references that enables you to find relevant material on your topic of interest.

Rock's Backpages

Voted one of the Best 25 Music Sites by the Observer Music Monthly and one of the Best 40 Music Sites by The Daily Telegraph, online rock journalism library Rock’s Backpages is the largest database of it's kind online. It features over 17,000 articles on artists from Elvis Presley to Eminem, the Rolling Stones to the Stone Roses, and Amy Winehouse to the White Stripes, by some of the world's best know rock journalists and provides an invaluable resource for the study of media, music, cultural history, and many other subjects.
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Sage Journals Online

Access to AUB subscribed journals published by Sage. Titles include Animation: an interdisciplinary journal and the Clothing and textiles research journal.
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WGSN is a professional fashion, trend forecasting and style analysis site, used by the fashion, retail and design industries and with a global coverage. Includes articles on current fashion shows, retail trends, style forecasting, lifestyle, as well as style reports from cities around the world and image collections. Also covers areas such as make-up, textiles and interior design.

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