In addition to accessing Francis and Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals through the RLG Eureka interface, users can now access them from the CDL-hosted databases interface (via z39.50 protocol).

a. Francis

The FRANCIS database contains more than one million records covering a wide range of multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities, sciences, and economics.  International in scope, it is strong in religion, the history of art, and literature–with particular emphasis on current trends in European and world literature.

It indexes more than 3,700 international journals, in addition to books, conference proceedings, French dissertations, and research reports.

FRANCIS covers items from 1984-present and is updated monthly.  Most items have abstracts.  It is produced by Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS).

b. Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals

The Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals database indexes 42 art journals published in the United States during the 19th century, providing nearly complete coverage of journals from this period.

The Index describes the entire journal contents – articles, art notes, illustrations, stories, poems, and advertisements – and offers information on popular culture and industry, artists and illustrators, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, architecture and design, exhibitions and sales, decorations, and collecting.  The file includes 27,000 records