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Research Guides@Tufts

Museum Studies (General)

Research Guide for both the Graduate and Certificate Programs

Interdisciplinary Research in Museum Studies

Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary field. You might need to search a variety of subject databases depending on the subfield you are researching: history, art history, or education. Below is a selection of subject databases. You may also want to consult the subject-specific research guide for individual fields, which you'll find linked on the home page in this guide.

Please note that to access most of the below resources, you will be asked to input your Tufts credentials. 

Academic Journal Articles in Databases

You may have to search more than one subject database to find what you need. Some databases are in the same family of databases, and you can often search more than one at a time. Many academic museum journals are scattered across a variety of databases. Use JumboSearch to find articles across most of the databases available at Tisch Library. But you'll still need to search subject-specific databases to find citations for articles you might need but to which Tisch doesn't subscribe. Use Ulrichsweb to discover which database indexes specific journals. 

Search Databases to Find Articles: Newspapers

Historical Newspapers