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Databases: Databases by subject

Key databases offered at SIA London



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Archives 

     • SIA archives guide for many 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 

  • Artists of the World Online (Thieme and Becker's Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon), Index of Medieval ArtRussian Avant-Garde Online available at British Library

 

Art law

IFAR: Art Law & Cultural Property   Nexis Uni

     • SIA art law guide for more options

 

Asian art
 Most general art databases have some coverage of Asian art, varying from excellent to reasonable.

 

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

 

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 and Westminster Reference Library

 

Dictionaries

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms  Union List of Artist Names

  • Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary of National Bibliography available at British 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

 

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

 

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, the Modernist Journals Project and Internet Archive Scholar.

     • SIA journals guide for more options

 

LGBTQ+

  • LGBTQ+ Source with Full Text available at British Library

 

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

 

Repository search engines
BASE   CORE  GRAFT  OAIster
     • SIA repositories guide for more options 

 

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

 

Women artists

AWARE (women artists born between 1860 and 1972)