Art & Design

Key Databases

Art & Architecture Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.
The home of Grove Art Online, it contains articles on every aspect of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic arts, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day . It also contains thousands of images.

Other Useful Databases

Indexes international art journalism from 1929 to 1984.
Abstracts of contemporary art journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogues etc., going back to the late 1960s.
Image database covering world art from ancient to modern times.
Cartoon cuttings and original artwork.
Bibliographic database covering design and crafts, including architecture. Indexes journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.
Multimedia service from JISC offering image, film and sound collections.
The most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.
WGSN is the leading fashion and style forecaster, predicting the cultural climate months in advance.