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International Bibliography of Art (IBA) (All UC campuses; on the CSA Illumina platform.)


The definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art, the International Bibliography of Art is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA).

The database includes detailed abstracts for all new content, in-depth abstracts for scholarly articles, and authority files of controlled terms. Together, these provide detailed, high quality records to direct researchers to most important information in the field.

International Bibliography of Art provides authoritative coverage of international scholarship:

  • European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945
  • Visual arts in all media are covered: painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installations, new media, decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology, folk art and material culture, classical studies, antiques, architectural history
  • Strong international coverage
  • At least 500 core journals will be covered, plus detailed coverage of monographs, essay