Skip to main content

Visual Art

Journal Citation

How to analyze a journal citation

Bryan-Wilson, Julia. "Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art." The Art Bulletin 89, no. 4 (12, 2007): 823-826.

The citation refers to an article in a journal.

Tip: Search QCAT by Journal Title Exact to see if Queen's Library subscribes to the journal art bulletin.  Omit initial articles (the, an, a), if any.  Ignore punctuation and case.

Finding Journals

When you find journal article(s) you need by searching your topic in a database such as Artbibliographies Modern, or Art Abstracts, 1984-present (earlier Art Index Retrospective, 1929-1984), the journals may be in print, electronic or both formats at Queen's.

Searching QCAT by Journal Title Exact is the best way to find out our journal holdings, since not all years are covered in both formats. Omit initial article (e.g. The) when searching titles.

If Queen's does not have the journal you need, you can fill in a blank request form for an article through RACER.

Selected Visual Art and Art History Journals

Apollo (print 1925-present with some breaks; online 2003-present)

Art bulletin (print 1913-2014; online 1913-present)

Artforum international (print 1982-present, previously Artforum 1962-1982 ; online sources 1993-present)

Art history (print 1978-2003 ; online 1981-present)

Art in America (print 1962-2015; online 2002-present)

Art journal (print 1941-2014 ; online 1960-present, under title College art journal 1941-1960)

Border crossings (print 1985-present ; online 1996-present)

Burlington magazine (print 1903-present ; online 1948-2011, under title Burlington magazine for connoisseurs 1903-1947)

C magazine (print 1987-present ; online 1996-present) (other title: C - international contemporary art)

Canadian art (print 1984-present ; online 1993-present)

Esse : arts + opinions (print 2012-2015 ; online 2012-present)

Flash art (print only 1985-present)

Fuse (print 1980-2014 ceased ; online 2008-2013)

History of photography (1977-2009, 2013-present ; online 1977-present)

Inuit art quarterly (print 1986-present)

Journal of aesthetics and art criticism (print 1941-2003 ; online 1941-present)

Journal of design history (online 1988-present )

Journal of material culture (online 1996-present)

Modern painters (print 1989-present)

n. paradoxa (print 1998-present)

Nineteenth-century art worldwide (online 2002-present)

October (print 1983-2014 ; online 1976-present)

Oxford art journal (print 1988-2013 ; online 1978-present)

Parachute (print 1976, 1979-2007 ; online 1996-2006)

Parkett (print 1986-present)

RACAR (Revue d'art canadienne; Canadian art review) (print 1974-2014 ; online 2013-present)

Textile: the journal of cloth and culture (print 2007-2013 ; online 2003-present)

Third text (online 1987-present)

Visual arts research (online 2007-present)

Visual culture in Britain (print 2001-2010 ; online 2009-present)

Woman’s art journal (print 1980-2015 ; online 1980-present)

All Queen's Journals

All Queen's Journals

Evaluating Journal Articles

Journal articles are important as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.

Consult our guide Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals, to help evaluate and decide which journal articles will be useful for your essay.