Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts A collection of e-books which combine visual inspiration with research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines including Architecture and Interiors, Design, Textiles. After logging in, select your area from "Explore Disciplines" to browse e-books by key topics and the different aspects of your discipline.
Bloomsbury Design Library Design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. Cross-searchable access to a broad range of reference works, e-books, images, designer pages, and exhibition collections. Reference works include the landmark, 3-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and World History of Design (a multi-volume work).
Construction Information Service Find material on architects, materials or techniques using the Search box or use Knowledge Workspace (formerly Specify-it) to search for suppliers of a material or product. Find standards, regulations and specialist information via the main Construction Information Service - CIS search.
Credo Reference Encyclopedias and reference books. Gives an overview and introduction to a wide range of topics.
Vogue Archive (Textiles) The entire run of the US edition of American Vogue from 1892 onwards. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included.
ARTSTOR Contains images and media from photo archives, museums, libraries and artists, including rare materials not available anywhere else. Also contains Open Access collections from partner museums. All content is rights-cleared for education and research.
BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National (film, film clips, television and radio) Film, television and radio broadcasts from UK terrestrial stations. Good for interior design, style trends, architecture and the cinema.
Bridgeman Education (images) Visual images database of the Bridgeman Art Library. A comprehensive guide to worldwide content from international museums, galleries, historic houses, private collections, photographers and artists.
Europeana Multi-lingual collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections. Includes images, texts, audio and video.
JSTOR Open Community Collections These continuously expanding Open Community Collections feature freely accessible primary source materials in a wide variety of subjects contributed by libraries, museums, and archives.
Smithsonian Open Access The Smithsonian has released 2.8 million images from its vast holdings. All are in the public domain as Creative Commons Zero, meaning they can be used without permission from Smithsonian.
Visual Arts Data Service Over 140,000 images from over 300 art and design collections in the UK, free for use in education.
World Digital Library Includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings and films.