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Visual Culture - Research independently

The resources listed here will help you to make a good start with your research.

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Search for a wide range of sources including e-books, articles, reports and images.

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Search Discovery for resources relating to the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.

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Search across all subject areas.

Useful for getting a basic understanding of your topic.

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Search more than 600 reference books at once.  Results include definitions, longer explanations and images.  The Concept Map feature is useful for essay planning.

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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.

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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.

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The most trusted source about words in English, containing definitions, plus very detailed word histories.

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.

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Contains full text books in many subject areas.

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The full text of thousands of books published in Britain from 1475 to 1900. 

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Provides e-books on various subjects.

art history
costume & personal appearance
decorative arts
drawing & drawings
Film, radio and television
painting & paintings
photography, computer art, film, video
printing & related activities
printmaking & prints
specific fields & special kinds of photography
textile arts
the arts

Your Subject Team

Greta Friggens

(Faculty Librarian)

Email: greta.friggens@port.ac.uk

Phone:(023) 9284 3456

Lizzie Wildgoose

(Assistant Faculty Librarian)

Email: lizzie.wildgoose@port.ac.uk

Phone:(023) 9284 3452