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New resources online

New library video: Introduction to Google Scholar (3 mins)

We have added many new online articles and books to the library to support you through the lockdown.  Most will be found as usual by searching in Summon, but please note the following, which need to be searched separately:

Previous SIA dissertations are online here:  MAAB   MACA   MAFDAD  MAMCAA. We hope to be adding to these significantly in the days and weeks to come.

The Art Newspaper is best accessed online here.  Various other options are listed here.

Art and Architecture ePortal (A&AePortal):187 art history books from Yale University Press,. Available until 23 July by kind permission of Yale University Press. T

Art History Research net: please email for username and password.
Most useful for researching European design and decorative arts of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Includes many journals from the period, and a major section about posters. Available until 31 December 2020 by kind permission of owner Chris Mees.

Business Source Complete is a more comprehensive version of Business Source Premier. Anyone with a British Library reader's ticket can access it by visiting the British Library's electronic resources list, and searching for Business Source Complete.

EBSCO e-books: please email for username and password.
Large collection of academic and non-academic titles. Available until 30 July 2020 by kind permission of

Flipster: please email for username and password.
Gives access to some journals and magazines not otherwise available, such as ArtLink and Vogue. Available until 29 July by kind permission of EBSCO.

Hein Online: a large collection of material about US law.  Available until 15 December 2020 by kind permission of Hein.