BHA and RILA cover European and American visual arts material including articles from over 1,200 journals. These citation databases, searchable together, cover material published between 1975 and 2007.
BHA includes articles from over 1,200 journals. BHA includes all articles within the subject scope of BHA regardless of the subject focus of a particular journal. Thus, many of the journals on this list are covered partially, as only some of their articles are within BHA's scope.
Access to the International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is provided through ProQuest and can be accessed via our list of databases.
The Political Extremism and Radicalism program provides access to primary sources created by groups and movements considered to be unorthodox or outside of mainstream politics of that period. Users may come across content that they find upsetting such as journals, newsletters, publications, propaganda, or cartoons intended to induce hatred or violence towards a particular group due to their race, sexuality, beliefs, or other characteristics.
Equally some of the material in this database may not be considered extreme or radical by modern standards or in an individual’s opinion. Their inclusion reflects that they were considered unorthodox compared to the political norm at the time, reflects the compilation of the original collection from which they came or because they support wider research on a topic.
The nature and value of Gale Primary Sources archives is that they present artifacts as they existed, without manipulation by our editors. Gale resources don’t take a specific position on an issue or topic. We develop content with the guidance of scholars, subject matter specialists, and the academic community. Studying the historical context of a topic, including the potential prejudices or biases imposed by society or authors, allows students and researchers to engage in critical conversations, make important comparisons and connections, and enable greater understanding to inspire change and cross-cultural awareness.
RetroNews is the French national library’s platform dedicated to historical printed press. It offers a vast online archive of French and francophone periodicals. Our collection features over 1 500 newspapers, journals, magazines and reviews, published between 1631 and 1951 : the most important titles of the daily press (Le Petit Parisien, Le Journal, Le Matin) but also periodicals of the political spectrum, regional publications and satirical magazines.
Every month RetroNews enriches its archive with new exclusive titles in order to gather a large plurality of sources covering all of France, including its former territories, from the first newspapers up until the 20th century.
In addition RetroNews offers introductory notes on its periodicals, daily editorial content and advanced research capabilities.
The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in 1929 under its director-general, Lord Reith. It was developed as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks, initially on radio, but in later years television as well, and was the intellectual counterpart to the BBC listings magazine Radio Times. The Listener is one of the few records and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. In addition to commenting on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, the Listener also previewed major literary and musical shows and regularly reviewed new books.
Over its sixty-two-year history, the Listener attracted the contributions of literary icons such as E. M. Forster, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw, and Virginia Woolf. It also provided an important platform for new writers and poets, with W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath, and Philip Larkin being notable examples.
Articles were diverse, with features on the death of King George V, a series of essays accompanying Sir Kenneth Clark's landmark art history show Civilization, interviews with authors such as Vladimir Nabokov, and the historian Geoffrey Elton writing on the decline of British universities in the 1960s. What united them was the BBC's cultural mission (as created by Reith) of educating the masses.
The Listener developed a reputation for outstanding writing, featuring contributions from the major writers, artists, social commentators and thinkers of the twentieth century. The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991 provides an invaluable resource for those researching the critical reception of visual arts and wider areas of culture from politics to science, and how the wider public responded to them, in the twentieth century. This archive provides the complete run of the publication, in an accessible and easy-to-use online research environment.