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E-books: E-book collections in Summon

E-book collections (art-focused and general).

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Ebook Central

Access to over 75,000 academic e-books. Particularly good for general business titles and some key art titles.

The SIA librarians have created the following folders of e-books on specific topics: 

art markets: key titles

digital art
Japanese art
Latin American art
luxury goods
modern and contemporary Chinese art
moving image
museums, curating and display

performance art

postcolonialism: background reading
public art

See also Ebook Central's own guide to the collection


HathiTrust Major free collection of digitised books and journals. Good for older material.



Directory of Open Access Books
Recent scholarly books, made freely available by their authors. Downloads mainly in PDF format. 


Getty Publications
Over 200 titles published by the J.Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute and the
Getty Conservation Institute. Includes exhibition catalogues, monographs, journals and conference papers. 

Google Books
Good for older works that are out of copyright. Also offers brief extracts, cover images and contents pages for newer titles which are not offered full-text.


Image result for Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg
Older, out-of-copyright works on a wide range of subjects. Includes an art collection and an architecture collection which can be searched separately.