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Visual Culture - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular resources. This page lists key sources for Visual Culture:

Click on the button bars below to show/hide suggested resources.

Databases are the most efficient way of locating journal articles on a particular topic.  They search hundreds of journals at once:

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Art and Architecture Archive not in Discovery 

Includes archival full text access to magazines including Art Monthly (1976 - 2005), British Journal of Photography (1860 - 2005) and Eye: International Review of Graphic Design (1990 - 2005).

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Use this resource to search for journal articles, e-books and images.  All visual arts subjects are included.  Links to the full text are provided, where available.

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This database enables you to find out what articles have been published in journals between 1929 and 1984

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An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects.

Tutors may recommend specific journals, for instance, to help you keep up-to-date with industry news and trends.  Here are just a few suggestions which you can browse online or in the library.

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Includes an events diary, industry reports and professional photographer profiles, technology updates and reviews as well as feature articles.

Note: this title can be searched online, but is best browsed as hard copy in the Library

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News, reviews and feature articles relating to advertising design and visual culture.  Also includes directory of creative services and job adverts.

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Keep up-to-date with fashion industry news; discover the latest trends and bestsellers and find out what job opportunities are available.

Note: this title can be searched online, but is best browsed as hard copy in the Library

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A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included. You can find images by garment type, designer and brand names.

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One of the fashion industry's most influential journals, coverage is from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included and is fully searchable.

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Full articles including images, 1791 - 2003.

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Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text of regional and national UK and international newspapers from the 1980s onwards. Useful for reviews and public opinions.

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Full articles including images from the Times Newspaper

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UKPressonline not in Discovery 

Full articles, including images, from the Daily Express (1900-) and the Daily Mirror (1903-).

art history
art metalwork
ceramic arts
costume & personal appearance
decorative arts
drawing & drawings
furniture & accessories
glass
painting & paintings
photography, computer art, film, video
printing & related activities
printmaking & prints
sculpture & related arts
specific fields & special kinds of photography
textile arts
the arts

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