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Esther Wilkinson

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Art History

Introduction


Welcome to the Subject Guide for Art History! The guide provides an introduction to some of the most important Art History and Curating resources available via the library.

The information and resources in this guide will help get you started on your research journey. You can use the guide to find and access:


  • Books
  • Articles
  • Web Resources
  • Guidance on searching effectively and evaluating what you find

Books

To search for books and eBooks you can use Library Search. Library Search is a tool which enables you to search the library catalogue and also other resources (e.g. journal and newspaper articles).


Articles

A good starting point if you are looking for articles is Library Search.

However, if you need to explore the literature further and undertake a more comprehensive search, you can also use the following resources (note though that not all of them are full-text, so you may need to follow up references using Library Search):

JSTOR

JSTOR

Wilson Art Index

Wilson Art Index

Bibliography of the History of Art Online

Bibliography of the History of Art Online

Periodicals Archive Online

Periodicals Archive Online

Project Muse

Project Muse

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Newspapers

The following collections of newspapers are available via the library and can be useful for reviews of exhibitions:


NEXIS

NEXIS

Gale NewsVault

Gale NewsVault

Proquest Historical Newspapers

Proquest Historical Newspapers

Galleries & Museums

Below are links to some major galleries/museums and their online collections. You can find a longer list in the Full Resources Listing.


Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

National Gallery London

National Gallery London

National Gallery of Art Washington

National Gallery of Art Washington

Tate Gallery

Tate Gallery

Courtauld Institute of Art

Courtauld Institute of Art

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Search Skills

No matter what stage you’re at with your studies, you will need to do some independent research for your assignments.

From basic search tips to more advanced research skills, our Moodle course guides you through devising a search strategy, carrying out a search and making sure you choose the right resources.


Search Skills Moodle Course

Search Skills Moodle Course



Enquiries

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