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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    Business Source Premier   Nexis Uni

     • SIA art business and art markets guide for more options

     • many more business databases at the British Library 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     Union List of Artist Names

 Oxford Art Online: run your search in Oxford Art Online and then filter your results to access the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
     • Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary of National Bibliography available at the British Library, National Art Library, Westminster Reference Library and elsewhere

 

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
     • Berg Fashion Library available at the National Art Library

 

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

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)