Visual Culture - Research independently
The resources listed here will help you to make a good start with your research.Click on the button bars below to show/hide suggested resources.
Search for a wide range of sources including e-books, articles, reports and images.
Search Discovery for resources relating to the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.
Useful for getting a basic understanding of your topic.
Search more than 600 reference books at once. Results include definitions, longer explanations and images. The Concept Map feature is useful for essay planning.
eLexicons not in Discovery
eLexicons include Typography, Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Illustration, and Lettering. It includes over 2,500 biographical entries of key designers in these areas and provides examples of their work. You can easily see who has influenced whom, who is working within particular movements, with particular typefaces and so on.
A virtual reference resource relating to all aspects of the visual arts. It includes links to images and other useful features such as history of art timelines.
You can find ebooks on Discovery, but you can search the full text of the books by using the individual services. More services can be found on the Ebooks webpage.
The full text of thousands of books published in Britain from 1475 to 1900.