Databases by subject: Arts & Humanities (General)

Major Indexes

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Find fine arts and humanities journal articles from 1975 to present.


Find images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

Index Islamicus

Find journals articles, proceedings, monographs, book chapters, and book reviews on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world from 1906 to the present.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) with HAPI Index

Find articles on the study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.

Additional Indexes

AFI Catalog

Find production credits, director, cast, plot summary, genre for American feature films produced from 1893 to present.

Art Full Text

Find articles on art, art history, advertising art, painting, graphic design, architecture, and museum studies from 1984 to the present.

Art Index Retrospective

Find articles on art, art history, advertising art, painting, graphic design, architecture,and museum studies from 1929-1984.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials

Find journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all scholarly fields of religion with emphasis on Christianity from 1949 to the present.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Find international, popular and scholarly literature in architecture, interior design, urban planning, and green design, from 1934 to the present.

BDSL Online (Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft)

Find German language periodicals, covering all aspects of German language and literature from 1985 to the present.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Find full-text English-language and foreign-language titles covering multiple disciplines printed in Great Britain from 1701 to 1800.

Essay and General Literature Index

Find essays and miscellaneous works found in books published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada from 1985 to present.

Film Index International

Find film plot summaries, cast and crew lists, personality biographies and film awards.

Film Literature Index (1976-2001)

Find articles, film reviews, and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (IIPA)

Find articles on the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, theater, opera, film, and television.

International Medieval Bibliography

Find citations to articles, essays, conference proceedings, and festschriften, about all aspects of medieval life, covering Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in the period 300-1500.

MLA International Bibliography (literature, language, linguistics)

Find journal articles, books and dissertations published worldwide from the 1920s on literature, language and linguistics.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Find articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations in ethnomusicology, popular music, jazz studies, classical music, instruments, and musicology.