Yale Art & Architecture ePortal

We have many online resources for the study of history of art, one of our most recent acquisitions is the wonderful Yale Art & Architecture ePortal.
The Yale A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook and image resource that features important works of scholarship in the fields of history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With innovative functionality, including smart image searching, and extensive metadata, the site includes many out-of-print titles, key backlist, and recent releases from some of the world’s finest academic and museum publishers. It also features a really excellent image search. Deep text and image tagging allow researchers to study scholarship across multiple eBooks from a variety of major publishers, yielding rich and exciting results.
You can watch online videos on how to make the most of the Yale Art & architecture ePortal here.
You can access the Yale A&A ePortal by going to the list of databases for History of Art. It is also listed on the databases for Art webpage, and on the Library A-Z of Databases.

Thousands of years of visual culture available free through Wellcome Images

Over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are now freely available through Wellcome Images.
Drawn from the Wellcome Library’s vast historical holdings, the out of copyright images are being released under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence.
This means that they can be used for commercial or personal purposes, with an acknowledgement of the original source (“Wellcome Library, London”). All of the images from the Library’s historical collections can be used free of charge.
The images can be downloaded in high-resolution directly from the Wellcome Images website for users to freely copy, distribute, edit, manipulate, and build upon as you wish, for personal or commercial use.
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New databases at ECA Library!

From 16th January 2012 the following new databases will be available for all students and staff. They will be listed in the A-Z of databases on the University Library website and in the University Library subject guides for Art & Design.
WGSN: The leading online fashion trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries.
Vogue Archive: Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution colour page images. More than 400,000 pages are included. Vogue is a unique record of international popular culture that extends beyond fashion. The Vogue Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender and modern social history.
eLexicons: eLexicons provide access to unique learning resources for the visual arts. With biographies, work examples, bibliographies and glossaries, the eLexicons provide the complete foundation for study in higher education, covering graphic design, typography, illustration, lettering, art and craft. Support material includes lecture guides, indexes and reading lists.
Bridgeman Education: Gives access to over 380,000 images from museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use. Bridgeman Education gives you access to the visual culture of every civilization and every period from Prehistory to the present day across continents and civilisations.