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EALC 203: Ukiyo-e (HC/BMC): Develop your research even further: Databases and Journal Articles

East Asian Languages and Cultures 203: Ukiyo-e: The Art of Japanese Prints (Schoneveld) Spring 2018

Best Bets

The two journals listed below are both specific to the topic of Ukiyo-e. The first is in English, the second is in Japanese. Take a look!

  • Impressions: Official publication of the Ukiyo-e Society of America   Connect from Bryn Mawr College     Icon     Icon  We have coverage through JSTOR from 1976-2012. Issues for the most recent four years can be borrowed from Bryn Mawr.  See the contents for recent issues on the journal website.
  • Ukiyoe geijutsu 浮世絵芸術   We have access from 1962-2014. 

The following databases provide access to journal articles from many disciplines. I recommend trying out these databases first by conducting a quick search on "Ukiyo-e" ("Ukiyoe") or "Japanese printmaking." See what comes up and then change your search tactics accordingly. 

  • JSTOR  Connect from Bryn Mawr College    Icon     Icon  Provides full-text and page images from many of the top journals in most academic disciplines. Coverage is from the inception of the journal through three to five years ago.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies   Connect from Bryn Mawr College    Icon     Icon  Use the search fields for specifically Asia-related searches. BAS is the most comprehensive Western language resource for research on Asia. 
  • Art Index  Connect from Bryn Mawr College    Icon     Icon  Offers abstracts of journals, museum bulletins and yearbooks in the fields of art, architecture, decorative arts, and photography.

History journals and indexes

Use the following sources if you want historical background on any given topic. 

  • Historical Abstracts  Connect from Bryn Mawr College    Icon     Icon: this index provides abstracts of journal articles, books, book reviews, and dissertations that cover world history from 1450 to the present (excluding US and Canada). 
  • Cambridge History of Japan  Connect from Bryn Mawr College    Icon     Icon: Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of Japan from the prehistoric period through the modern era. 

Image Sources

If you need high quality images for your papers, be sure to cite where you took your image from. Some reputable places to do so are the following databases, indexes, and reputable websites:

  • TriArte: Arts and Artifacts database of the TriColleges: TriArte features art and artifacts from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges.
  • ARTstor  Connect from Bryn Mawr College    Icon     Icon  A digital library that provides access to thousands of digital images derived from a variety of museum, library and archival collections. Images support a variety of disciplines including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design. Register on the site in order to make personal image group folders and download images.
  • CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)  Connect from Bryn Mawr College    Icon     Icon  is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.
  • Japanese Digital Resources: Art : This page from the University of Pennsylvania identifies many websites for images. See in particular the section for databases of prints.

The best way to view the images housed in Bryn Mawr's Special Collections is to head over to Triarte >> Featured Collections >> Bryn Mawr College >> Fine Art >> Asian Art.