Answered By: Annmarie Lee
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2020     Views: 158

The most relevant databases for Art and Design students are:

a-n: The Artists Information Company - Full-text journal articles, artists' toolkits, research papers.

Art Full Text -  full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of over 300 peer-selected publications; with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and non-Western art, new artists and contemporary art etc

ARTbibliographies Modern - Provides abstracts of the current literature of modern art, photography and design

Design and Applied Arts Index - abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onward

JSTOR (Arts and Sciences III)  - essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. Please note that this is not a current issues database.

LS:N Global -  a consumer insight and trend forecasting network (only available on campus)

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network and WGSN-Homebuildlife) - fashion website containing downloadable images which may be used for teaching and learning purposes, as well as market and industry news, fashion retailing information and designer profiles

You can find more information about the resources the library provides in the Art LibGuide.

If you would like help using any of these resources you can book a tutorial with Beth Delwiche, the librarian for School of Art here or e-mail her at



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