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Databases: Databases by subject

Key databases offered at SIA London

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Artists' Papers Register

     • SIA archives guide for more options


Art: historic and contemporary

Too many to list: please browse the A-Z tab of this guide.  Other useful databases include:  Archives of American Art: digital collections   ART-Dok   Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History  Modernist Journals Project    Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)

Additionally, these are available at other libraries:

     • Artists of the World Online (Thieme and Becker's Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon)  at British Library and National Art Library

     • Index of Medieval Art at British Library and National Art Library

     • International Bibliography of Art (IBA) at National Art Library

     • Russian Avant-Garde Online at British Library


Asian art
 Most general art databases have some coverage of Asian art, varying from excellent to reasonable
     • Bibliography of Asian Studies available at SOAS (limited access except for MAMCAA students)


Business and markets

ABI/INFORM Collection   ArtTactic (log-in will be emailed to all MA/PGDip students)  Business Source Premier   Nexis Uni

     • SIA art business and art markets guide for more options

     • many more business databases at the British Library (including Business Source Complete, available from any location for those with a reader's ticket, via the electronic resources list) and Westminster Reference Library


Catalogues raisonnés

Catalogues raisonnés database


AATA Online (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature)

     • SIA authenticity guide for more options


Decorative arts and design
 Too many to list: see the A-Z tab of this guide and the art: historic and contemporary section above.

    • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) available at British Library, National Art Library and Westminster Reference Library



Business Dictionary   Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms  Union List of Artist Names

     • Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary of National Bibliography available at the British Library, National Art Library, Westminster Reference Library and elsewhere; access at home often available through public libraries


Dissertations and theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global    Global ETD Search    EThOS

    • SIA dissertations guide for more options


Ebook Central   Getty Research Portal
     • SIA e-books guide for more options


Bloomsbury Fashion Central    Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive


Historical background
     • Access to Research available at Westminster Reference Library and many other public libraries
     • Oxford Dictionary of National Bibliography available at the British Library, National Art Library, Westminster Reference Library and elsewhere




      • SIA images guide for more options



Too many to list: see the A-Z tab of this guide. Other useful databases include: Directory of Open Access Journals and the Modernist Journals Project.

     • SIA journals guide for more options



Hein Online   International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation    Nexis Uni

     • SIA art law guide for more options


Moving image
     • SIA moving image guide for more options



Nexis Uni    US Major Dailies

   • SIA newspapers guide for more options


Price databases
artnet   Artprice   Invaluable (email for Invaluable log-in)
     • SIA price databases guide for more info
     • Gordon's Photography Prices, Gordon's Print Prices and Blouin Art Sales Index available at the National Art Library


Repository search engines
     • SIA repositories guide for more options 


Sales catalogues
     • Art Sales Catalogues Online (incorporating Lugt's Répertoire) available at the British Library and National Art Library
SCIPIO available at the British Library


Women artists

AWARE (women artists born between 1860 and 1972)