Databases: art and design - all databases

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A-N Resources

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

An online resource promoting the visual arts and supporting artists and designers in their practice.

Coverage

Offers access to a wide range of publications, including a-n Magazine.

Publisher

Artists Information Company.

 

 

 

 

Art Full Text *

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Access restrictions

  • More than 75% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
  • Staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 
  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

Description

Bibliographic database of around 400 leading art and design journals from around the world since 1984, covering all areas of art and design.

Coverage

The database covers journal articles published since 1984, with full text of over 100 titles since 1997.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Art Index Retrospective

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Access restrictions

  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
  • Staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database  

Description

Indexes all the major art and design journals from around the world.

Coverage

Coverage from 1929 to 1984. For literature published since 1984 you should search Art Full Text.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

 

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
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Description

One of the major bibliographical sources of information on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards.

Coverage

Coverage of journal articles published since 1974.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

 

Arts on Film Archive

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Description

Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. Many titles in the collection contain rare material about individual artists, while others offer definitive coverage of their subject. The archive is an invaluable primary research resource for a wide range of scholars in arts and humanities. Its films contain valuable source material for biographies, monographs, and many other forms of research in art history and documentary film-making.

Coverage

1953 - 2003

Publisher

University of Westminster

 

 

Berg Fashion Library *

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The Berg Fashion Library is a unique new online portal which offers users fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images.

Publisher

Bloomsbury

 

 

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)

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Description

"The world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art."

BHA indexes articles from over 1,200 journals. 

Coverage

Note that the database is an archive and covers both BHA (covering 1990-2007) and the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), covering the years 2008 and part of 2009. The Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA, with records that cover 1975–1989, will be online from May 1 2010.

Publisher

Getty

 

 

 

British Cartoon Archive

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Description

The British Cartoon Archive contains more than 125,000 cartoons, fully-catalogued, searchable, and available to view online. The Giles Collection comprises 15,000 cartoon images, with some 5,000 pages of related paperwork, covering British political and social history. This part of the Archive is available to use free of charge for educational purposes.

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Publisher

University of Kent

 

 

 

British Humanities Index

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database 
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Description

An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities and arts. The British Humanities Index indexes over 370 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines, as well as quality newspapers published in the United Kingdom, the United States, and other English-speaking countries.

Coverage

Coverage from 1962 onwards.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

British Library Archival Sound Recordings

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Description

Contains over 12,000 recordings from the British Library's Sound Archive of the spoken word, music, interviews and sound effects.

Publisher

British Library

 

 

Business Source Premier *

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Access restrictions

  • More than 90% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
  • Staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database
  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

Description

Covers UK and international business, management and economics issues across a range of sectors including construction, IT, education, and health. Provides full-text journal articles; market, company & industry sector reports; and country intelligence.

Coverage

Please note that the 500 most popular Harvard Business Review articles are available as read-only, ie cannot be downloaded or printed

Guides

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Design and Applied Arts Index

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Access restrictions

  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
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Description

Bibliographic database to journal articles published in over 450 international craft and design journals since 1973 and includes data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, and companies.

Coverage

Coverage of journal articles since 1974.

Publisher

Proquest CSA

 

 

Design Week 

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Description

Design Week is a UK Design website specialising in design news and jobs.

Publisher

Centaur Media Ltd

 

 

FIAF Film International Index to Film Periodicals Database

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Description

Includes several databases: Film Index International, International Index to Film, International Index to TV Periodicals, Treasures from the Film Archives, International Directory of Film/TV Documentation Collections, Bibliography of FIAF Members Publications.

Coverage

Indexes film details and criticism from the 1940s to present. This database also includes full text for a number of journal titles.

Guides

Publisher

ProQuest Information and Learning Company.

 

Index to Theses

Index to Theses has changed its name to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

 

 

John Johnson Collection

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Description

A digitised document collection of more than 65,000 printed items of ephemera from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes theatrical and non-theatrical posters and fliers, popular prints, crime broadsheets and advertisements.

Coverage

Eighteenth century to early twentieth century.

Guides

Publisher

Proquest

 

Journal Citation Reports

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Description

Journal Citation Reports offers a means to critically evaluate academic journals in terms of citation rates and impact factors, allowing researchers to identify influential journals in which to publish. It is possible to review a specific journal, compare specific journals, or examine a range of titles in a particular subject area. The database is particularly useful for science, technology, and social science subjects.

Publisher

Thomson Reuters

 

 

 

 

Mass Observation Online *

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Description

The Mass Observation Online archive specialises in material about everyday life in Britain. It contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s) which involved the scientific observation of public attitudes and opinions. This online resource contains primary material  in the form of file reports and topic collections as well as photographs and interactive maps.

Coverage

1937 - 1967

Publisher

Adam Matthews

 

 

 

 

Materia

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Description

Materia is the global network in the area of innovative materials. Materia encourages joint innovation on the road to a more beautiful, sustainable and high-quality built environment. Around an independent and continuously growing collection of 2,000 exciting materials, Materia connects professionals through exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, materia.nl and social media.

Publisher

Materia B.V

 

 

 

 

News on Screen

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Description

Database of 180,000 cinemagazine & newsreel stories linked to production documents & films.

Coverage

1910-83.

Publisher

BUFVC

 

Nexis

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Description

Full text database including UK national and regional newspapers and trade press plus many newspapers and magazines published worldwide.

Also includes full-text information covering companies, industries, market surveys, countries, and people.

Coverage

A range of European language titles are covered; other worldwide sources are English language.

Please note the latest month of The Financial Times is not available on Nexis. Please use the Library's print copy instead.

Guides

Publisher

Lexis Nexis Butterworths

 

 

 

Scopus *

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Description

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-review literature, including books, conference proceedings and journals, covering the following fields of research: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Coverage

Over 66 million records

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Publisher

Elsevier

 

 

 

 

The Times Digital Archive

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Description

The Times Digital Archive provides convenient access to an extraordinary library of back issues of this renowned newspaper online.
By taking the microfilm collection of The Times (London) and producing a high-resolution digital format with searchable images, The Times Digital Archive represents unprecedented access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 18th century history and onward.

Coverage

Coverage from 1785 to 2010

Publisher

Thomson/Gale

 

 

 

 

Visual Arts Data Service

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Description

"An online resource for visual arts of over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in teaching, learning and research in the UK."

Publisher

University College for the Creative Arts

 

 

 

 

The Vogue Archive *

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Description

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.

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

 

Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) *

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You can search the database in three ways:

  • Use the link above to search this database only - search results will include the full text (where possible) and citations (ie a work's title and abstract, not the full text) 
  • Use the library search to search for full text from this and many other databases
  • Use the library search (full text and citations) to search for full text and citations from this and many other databases

Access restrictions

  • Students and staff at international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 

Description

A single search resource covering a number of citation indices, of particular use to researchers looking for journal impact factors and details of how an article has been cited in other publications.

Coverage

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present)  
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present) 
  • BIOSIS Citation IndexSM
  • Journal Citation Reports (1997-2010)

Publisher

Thomson Scientific.

 

 

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network)

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Description

WGSN - an online service offering research, trend analysis and news to the fashion, design and style industries.

Publisher

WGSN

 

 

 

WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors

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Description

WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors is a product design and development tool that delivers specialist trend intelligence to buyers, designers and retailers working in the design, lifestyle, and interiors industry.

Publisher

WGSN

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