Key databases

  • Early European Books (Graphics & Illustration)
    Full colour facsimile reproductions of books from the seventeenth century onwards.

  • John Johnson Collection (Graphics & Illustration)
    An archive of Printed Ephemera providing full-colour facsimile reproductions of 18th to early 20th century printed material.

  • Klimt02 (Jewellery & Silversmithing)
    Covers all aspects of contemporary art jewellery design. Includes online image galleries, articles, forums for debate, and information on designers, exhibitions, awards and jewellery courses.

  • Vogue Archive (Fashion, Textiles, Graphic design & Illustration)
    The entire run of the US edition of American Vogue from 1892 onwards. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included.

  • WGSN (Fashion, Textiles, Jewellery)
    Trendsetting and forecasting site, news from catwalk shows including images.
  • BoB National: Box of Broadcasts
    Over a million television programmes. Wide range of topics and subject areas.

  • Lexis Library
    Newspaper articles, UK broadsheets and tabloids. 1980s-present day.  Once you’ve accessed this database, make sure you select News on the menu bar near the top of the screen.
  • Key Note
    Industry sector profiles on clothing, retailing

  • Mintel
    Consumer markets, fashion and fashion retailing sectors.

  • Passport
    Consumer markets, fashion and fashion retailing sectors.

  • Statista
    Charts, graphs and data from over 18,000 sources. See the how to use Statista with this help video.
  • Bridgeman Education
    Images of decorative objects and artwork in museums, galleries and private collections.

  • VADS (Visual Arts Data Service)
    Images of decorative objects and artwork held in collections from all over the UK
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