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ARTH 275: Design Research Guide

Journal Citation

How to analyze a journal citation

Crawford, Alan. "Ideas and Objects: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain." Design Issues 13, no. 1 (1997): 15-26.

The citation refers to an article in a journal.

Tip: Use the Journal Search in Omni to see if Queen's Library subscribes to the journal design issues.  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 an index or database such as Art Abstracts, 1984-present (earlier Art Index Retrospective, 1929-1984) or Artbibliographies Modern, the journals may be in print, electronic or both formats.

Using the Journal Search in Omni is the best way to find out our journal holdings, since not all years are covered in both formats.

If Queen's does not have the journal you need, you can fill in a blank request form for an article through RACER. Note: Interlibrary Loan print journal requests are not being fulfilled during COVID.

Design Journals

Design Issues

Interior design

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

Journal of design history (online 1988-present )

Journal of interior design

Journal of material culture (online 1996-present)

Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 1850 - the present (JSTOR temporary access during COVID)

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Nineteenth-century art worldwide (online 2002-present)

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

Studies in the decorative arts

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

Technology and Culture


West 86th: a journal of decorative arts, design history, and material culture

Other Selected Art History Journals

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

Architectural history (print 1959-1965, 1967-2009; online 1958-present)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early popular visual culture (print 2005-07 ; online 2005-present)

Gesta (print 1963-2011 ; online 1963-present)

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

Inuit art quarterly (print 1986-present)

Journal of the history of collections (online 1996-present)

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

Textile history (print 1984-1992, 2008 ; online 1968-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.