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Kelly Cannon
Outreach and Scholarly
Communication Librarian,
Humanities & Business
Subject Specialist

phone: 484-664-3602


Getting to the full text

Once you have found the citation of a journal article you're interested in, click on the Check for Full Text buttons found next to the citation, or run a journal title search in Trexler Library's Encompass Search.

Reference Works

  • Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
    From the Met.
  • Oxford Art Online
    An expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Great for comparative images.
  • Kress Foundation website
    Includes extensive catalogue of Kress collection works.

Books (monographs, collected essays, exhibition catalogs)

  • Encompass Search
    Encompass Search searches for books and other resources, first in our own library, and then beyond, in other research libraries.
  • Google Books
    Previews of content. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan.
  • Kress Foundation website
    Includes extensive catalogue of Kress collection works.
  • WorldCat
    Catalog of books and documents in libraries throughout the world. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan.
  • The Samuel H. Kress Memorial Collection of the Allentown Art Museum
    Call # 708.1 A433s ON RESERVE FOR ARH 102.

Periodicals (exhibition reviews in art magazines, scholarly criticism in art journals)

  • America: History & Life with Full Text
    The definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. Full text journals include American Historical Review, American 19th Century History, American Studies, Early American Studies, Journal of American Culture, Journal of American History, Journal of Early American History, and Journal of Military History.
  • Art Full Text
    Index and selected full text from art periodicals, 1929-present. Full text journals include Architects' Journal, Art Bulletin, and Art Journal.
    A subscription database. An archive for many scholarly journals including some in art history.
  • Google Scholar
    May be used in conjunction with interlibrary loan. Access to full text is maximized by searching from the Muhlenberg network.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
    Index to historical literature for all regions excluding the U.S. and Canada, 1450-present. Numerous links to full text.

Citing Sources

For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources.

For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Ask Kelly if you have questions about this.

Annotated bibliographies:

For help in writing annotated bibliographies, visit Purdue's Online Writing Lab for a definition of an annotation and proper format.


    Interlibrary Loan

    Most any item not immediately available in our library or in the research databases can be requested on interlibrary loan by filling out the appropriate form for articles or books.

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