Article Databases

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text Key site [UCSD Only]
The most comprehensive bibliographical resource for international scholarship in the fields of theater and dance.

International Index to the Performing Arts (Full-Text) (IIPA-FT) Key site [UCSD Only]
An index to over 200 journals and magazines in the fields of dance, drama, film, theater, opera, puppetry, circus, and other forms of performance art.

MLA International Bibliography Key site [UCSD Only]
The primary database of citations to journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and dissertations in the fields of non-Classical literatures and folklore. Important source for linguistics and non-technical aspects of theater & film. Ca. 1890-present.

American Periodicals Series (APS) Online [UCSD Only]
1740-1900. Full text of North American periodicals (magazines and newspapers) from 1740 through the 19th century; a few early 20th century periodicals also included. Search APS Online by keyword or browse by journal.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index [UCSD Only]
1975-present. Provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching from more than 1100 leading arts and humanities journals. In many cases includes searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images. Part of the Web of Science.

Design and Applied Arts Index [UCSD Only]
Design and applied arts index (DAAI) is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards.

FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals [UCSD Only]
1972-present. Includes comprehensive coverage of television periodicals 1972-2000, and coverage of television in film periodicals since that date. Also several other more specialized databases on film research.

FRANCIS (International Humanities and Social Studies) [UCSD Only]
International index to journal articles published from 1984 to present in the humanities and social sciences, with special strength in religion, anthropology, history of art, literature, economics.

Search by subject or browse full text of more than 500 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.

LGBT Life [UCSD Only]
A resource for literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 120 GLBT-specific core periodicals.

Music & Performing Arts Online
A combined search platform for the ProQuest article databases IIMP (International Index to Music Periodicals) and IIPA (International Index to Performing Arts).

Web of Knowledge [UCSD Only]
1900-present. Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index. Major database indexes 10,000+ journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, & humanities, as well as conference proceedings.