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Museum Studies: Articles and Databases

This purpose of this guide is to facilitate research in the area of museum studies.

Museum Studies is Multidisciplinary

Museums are part of so many aspects of human life, such as the arts, anthropology, sociology, communications, etc., so it makes sense that the field of study is multidisciplinary. When searching for scholarly articles, you may have to try databases across several disciplines depending on your topic. If you need assistance deciding which databases are most relevant to your research, you can contact Giana Ricci, Librarian for the Fine Arts, at giana.ricci@nyu.edu. 

Databases for History and Anthropology

Databases for Communications and Media

Databases for Education and Sociology

Multidisciplinary Databases

Other Helpful Research Guides

If you are looking for articles related to art history, for images, or for resources related to practicing artists, use the links below to access research guides that may be more helpful to you. 

Popular Art Periodicals

Popular art periodicals can be great resources for museum news, exhibition reviews, and curator or director profiles. Use the "search within this publication" feature to search for articles by keyword. You can also search all of these simultaneously by using the database Art Source.