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Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

Databases

Find articles relevant to your subject by searching databases.

Look at the guides to get the most from each database.

These databases are available for use by Leeds staff and students both on and off-site within the terms of the license agreements. Off-site users will need to login using their Leeds username and password.

You can also see a complete list of databases for Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

Key databases

Art Full Text

Search for journal articles in Art and Design as well as some aesthetic aspects of cinema. Indexing more than 500 journals as far back as 1984, this resource offers full text of an international array of peer-selected publications - with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. The database is updated daily.

Art Index Retrospective

This database allows you to search for journal articles in art and design, as well as some aesthetic aspects of Cinema. It covers the years 1920 to 1984.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Search for journal articles in architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation published by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. Global coverage since the 18th Century. The database is updated weekly.

Bibliography of the History of Art

Includes articles from over 1,200 journals, and allows you to search for articles in fine art and history of art. Topics can be searched easily by subject, artist, author, article or journal title, and other elements. It covers European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.

Box of Broadcasts

BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. It enables you to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions.

Bridgeman Education

Bridgeman Education is a complete visual resource offering over 1,000,000 digital images of art, history and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use. Due to technical limitations, Bridgeman Education is only available on campus, or through Desktop Anywhere.

Guide to using Bridgeman Education

JSTOR

JSTOR provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines including Art and Art History, Performing Arts, Architecture and Music.

Guide to using JSTOR

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Search for full text biographies of all notable deceased public figures who have influenced British history and culture. Useful for any subject. The database is updated three times a year. The printed volumes of all editions and supplemental volumes are shelved in the Brotherton Library General Reference Collection.

Guide to using Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

RIBA Library Online Catalogue

This online catalogue allows you to search for the items in the collections of the British Architectural Library at the RIBA. The Library contains over 4 million items including books, journals, drawings, archives, manuscripts and photographs. Coverage starts from 2011 with no access to subscription content.

Scopus

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 18,500 journals and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyse and visualize research. Coverage starts from 1823.

Quick start guide to using Scopus

The Vogue Archive

A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high resolution colour page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day. Updated monthly.

Guide to using The Vogue Archive

Visual Arts Data Service

An online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community since 1997 and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Quick start guide for using Web of Science