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These databases have been chosen because they are the most directly relevant for finding journal and periodical articles when doing art and art historical research. A brief description of each database is given, including a mention of its particular arts-related usefulness where that is not immediately evident.
The link below provides a simple one-page chart listing four primary characteristics of a peer reviewed journal article. It suggests ways in which you may judge whether an article meets each criteria. These characterists may also be applied when evaluating a book chapter in an edited book. This is not a definitive guide - when in doubt, always consult your professor or contact the library reference desk (see the Need Help tab at the top of this subject guide for a variety of ways to contact a reference librarian).