Wilson's Art & Social Sciences Databases Expands

Mar 04, 2003

H.W. Wilson has announced that two WilsonWeb periodicals databases--Art Full Text and Social Sciences Full Text--are being enhanced with increased journal coverage, new treatment of specialties, and broader international scope. Fifty-one new periodicals have been added to Art Full Text (starting with January 2003 issues), boosting total coverage to nearly 450. Art Full Text users will receive new coverage of crafts, costumes and textiles, non-western art, contemporary art, and feminist art criticism, plus broader coverage of archaeology, architecture, and art history. They will also receive new coverage of sources from Europe, East and Central Asia, Australia, and Canada. New journals were selected with the help of art library consultants and the ALA RUSA Committee on Wilson Indexes, and reflect standard core lists (such as those recommended by Magazines for Libraries, 11th Edition), and the holdings of some of America's art libraries. Social Sciences Full Text adds 32 journals (starting with June 2003 issues), more than doubling its coverage of mass media and communications titles, while also increasing coverage of area studies. New area studies titles encompass Africa and Asia, with a focus on Korea and Japan. All the additions are peer-reviewed journals and core sourcebooks in their respective specialties, recommended by Magazines for Libraries as well as the ALA RUSA Committee on Wilson Indexes. Total coverage increases to more than 550 periodicals. The new coverage will also be reflected in Art Abstracts, Art Index, Social Sciences Abstracts, and Social Sciences Index. Trial subscriptions to Wilson art and social sciences databases are available to members of the working press.