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Art History & Visual Art

This guide provides resources on topics related to art history and visual and material culture.

Getting Started

To find a specific journal article, search for the article title or the journal title in UBC Library's Summon database.

To find journal articles on a topic, begin by searching Art Full Text.

Then, expand your search with other resources listed in the Databases section of this guide.

More detailed instructions for searching can be found below. 

Select Art Publications

This is a selection of art journals in UBC Library holdings:

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Find Art Journals

Print Journals @ UBC Library

To find a specific print journal, search the:


Recent issues of print journals are located in the Current Journals section on Level 3 of the Music, Art and Architecture Library. 

Older issues are located in the open stacks on Level 4 or in ASRS storage.


For a selective list of print journals, search the UBC Library Catalogue by the subject heading Art -- Periodicals.

e-Journals @ UBC Library

To find a specific e-journal, search UBC Library's Print and Electronic Journals portal.

For a selective list of electronic art journals @ UBC, browse the online subject listing for: 

Open Access E-journals

Browse the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) to find open digital collections of art magazines.

Canadian Publications


For a list of Canadian art journals at UBC Library see:

Print Indexes
(See the Databases section of this guide for Canadian databases)

Current Awareness Tools

Want the latest issue of your favourite journal delivered to your inbox?  Many ejournals provide TOC (Table of Contents) alerts and many databases provide search alerts.  For more information visit UBC Library's Current Awareness Tools guide. 

Below is a TOC feed from the latest issue of Renaissance Quarterly:

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