Art Resources

Art Resources

Art Index Retrospective

Art Index Retrospective is a collation texts, both books and articles from 1929-1984. This is an extensive archive index chronicling over a half a century of art literature. Covering fine, decorative and commercial art, it indexes hundreds of publications, plus thousands of book reviews, interviews, anthologies and more. It's all accessible through our Library Catalogue.

Art & Architecture Source

Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. With strong international coverage, it offers hundreds of full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts and thousands of images.

Subjects include:

  • Advertising art

  • Antiques

  • Archaeology

  • Architecture and architectural history

  • Art history


Content include:

  • More than 770 full-text journals

  • More than 480 peer-reviewed full-text journals

  • Nearly 220 full-text books

  • Detailed indexing and abstracts for many leading academic journals, magazines and trade publications

  • A collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and other sources

  • Strong international coverage, including periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch

  • Art reproduction records

  • Coverage dating back to 1914

All this is available through our Library Catalogue.

Grove Art Online

The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, updated regularly and covering global art and architecture from prehistory to present day.

Includes peer-reviewed articles contributed by nearly 7,000 scholars from around the world, accompanied by images, bibliographies, and links to additional resources. Contact for login details to access Grove Art Online.