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Databases: Databases by subject

Key databases offered at SIA London



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Archives 

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

 

Conservation
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

 

Dictionaries

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

 

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

 

Fashion
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

 

Images

Artstor 

      • SIA images guide for more options

 

Journals

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

 

Law

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

     • SIA art law guide for more options

 

Moving image
Kanopy
     • SIA moving image guide for more options

 

Newspapers

Nexis Uni    US Major Dailies

   • SIA newspapers guide for more options

 

Price databases
artnet   Artprice   Invaluable (email library@sia.edu 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
BASE   CORE  GRAFT  OAIster
     • 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)