Search Tips

  • Select Content for Articles, Short Notices, Reviews, Letters, Obituaries etc.

  • Select Illustration for Illustrations and Figures

  • Click on the A to Z tab to browse lists in alphabetical order both in Content and Illustration

  • Click on the Search tab to perform searches both in Content and Illustration

  • To add extra search criteria click on the add condition icon

  • Click on the large black arrow under display to display results

How to search in Content

To perform a simple search, just type the keywords desired in the white field under word or phrase.
Examples: Caravaggio Exhibitions - Chinese Aesthetics - Italian Maiolica Urbino, Dutch Chiaroscuro Paintings - etc.

To select a field click on the blue arrow on the right of Everywhere just under in the field

  • Everywhere searches in every field (Title, Contributors, Dates, Subject, Reviews, Title of Reviewed Items and Author of Reviewed Items)

  • Title searches in all the titles of the content of the Burlington Magazine

  • Contributors searches for authors and reviewers of all the contents of the Burlington Magazine. To specify authors first names use the Surname name form, eg. Fry, Roger

  • Dates searches in dates of publication, with the format yyyy/mm

  • Subject searches in all the keywords of the indexed content of the magazine

  • Title of Reviewed Items searches the titles of books and exhibitions reviewed by the Burlington Magazine.

  • Authors of Reviewed Items searches the author of books and exhibitions reviewed in the Burlington magazine (but not their reviewers, which are contained in Contributors)

  • Searches in the fields Contributors, Subject, Reviews, Authors of Reviewed Items can be refined by clicking on the blue arrow at the right of the box under filter by. If a filter is not chosen the search will comprehend all the categories included under filter by

  • Contributors can be refined by Authors [of articles, letters, short notices etc.] and Reviewers [of exhibitions and books]

  • Subject can be refined by: Art Historians [Critics and Curators], Artists [with Makers and Firms], Buildings, Collectors [and Art Dealers], Dates, Museums and Institutions, Patrons, Places, Private galleries, Sources [for sources of art history, eg. Vasari or Ovid] and Works

  • A search for Artists can be linked to the Getty ULAN Thesaurus to cover alternative spellings of artists names. For this option: in the field, select SUBJECT, then filter by ARTIST and tick in the ULAN box under Thesaurus

  • Authors of Reviewed Items can be refined by: Author, Compiler, Editor, Introduction by, Institution, Translated by. All these relate directly to the book or exhibition reviewed, not its review in the magazine.

  • NB: to search for people with a numeral in their name, eg. Julius II, Nicholas V,Charles I etc. choose Exact Words, Exact order in the menu find

Examples of refined searches in content

Vasari as an artist as opposed to Vasari as a source
Joshua Reynolds as an artist or as a collector
Articles by Julius Schlosser as a contributor or articles reviewing books written by Julius Schlosser

How to proceed:

  • To search for all articles that regard Vasari as an artist
    In the field: choose Subjects
    Filter by: select Artists
    In word or phrase: type Vasari

  • To search for articles that regard Vasari as a source,
    In step 3 (Filter by): select Sources.

  • To search for all articles that regard Joshua Reynolds as a collector
    In the field: choose Subjects
    Filter by: select Collectors
    In word or phrase: type Reynolds

  • To search for articles that regard Reynolds as an artist,
    In step 3 (Filter by): select Artists.

  • To search for all articles that regard Julius Schlosser as a contributor
    In the field: choose Contributors
    In word or phrase: type Schlosser, Julius

  • To search for all articles that regard books written by Julius Schlosser
    In the field: choose Authors of Reviewed Items
    In word or phrase: type Schlosser, Julius

Useful general keywords to use when searching are: iconography, attributions, documents, dating, provenance, patronage, social history, critical reception, techniques, formal analysis, technical analysis, aesthetics, art theory, sources, artists’ writing, conservation.

Partial word search

Enter your term followed by an asterisk (*). For example, entering ‘Archit' would return results for all records containing words beginning with ‘Archit', such as ‘Architect', 'Architects', ‘Architecture', and ‘Architectural'.

Feedback: Email your comments and suggestions to the Index Editor pezzini@burlington.org.uk