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Two new e-resources: The Vogue Archive and Early European Books

The Courtauld has recently acquired access to two new online databases, the Vogue Archive and Early European Books.   The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 (the cover of which is seen in the image above) to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. The digitisationRead more

New report on changing research methods in art history

ITHAKA has recently published a new report called Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Art Historians which continues a series of examinations of the discipline began in 2000. It is based on interviews with over 70 prominent art historians, faculty members, curators and related professionals. The report makes for interesting reading, showing both continuity andRead more

Research help from the Courtauld librarians

Following on from a successful and well received trial we will now be offering Courtauld students (at all levels) research help in an informal setting. Every Wednesday from now on and until further notice we’ll be offering drop-in support in the Student Café from 4 – 4.30 p.m. The next session will be on Wednesday 9th April.Read more

Free access to Palgrave Macmillan journals in March

Until the end of March, Palgrave Macmillan is offering free online access to all of its journals. Among the most interesting titles for Courtauld staff and students will be Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, Feminist Review and Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society.  

Archnet relaunch

Launched in 2002 Archnet.org website has recently been significantly revamped to include new features, content and better design. Archnet is the leading online study resource focusing on architecture in Islamic societies. Among the improvements are an increase in the historic archives available as well as a timeline visualisation showing the history of Muslin architecture from the RashidunRead more

New open access e-book collection

Last week Getty Publications launched a Virtual Library providing free access to over 250 backlist titles. The collection comprises titles published by the J.Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute and cover a diverse range of materials including exhibition catalogues, monographs, key art historical texts, journals, symposium papers and worksRead more

New e-journal and e-books trials

The Book Library is currently trialing two new resources; the online edition of the London Review of Books and Oxford University Press’ Very Short Introductions e-book series. The London Review of Books is a leading literary and intellectual journal which features frequent contributions from the likes of T.J. Clark, Brian Dillon and Hal foster and hasRead more

The Books That Shaped Art History

In advance of the Research Forum’s panel discussion and book launch this Thursday (details below) celebrating the publication of The Books That Shaped Art History, we thought we’d mention that all of the books discussed are available to consult or borrow from the Book Library. In chronological order they are; Emile Mâle’s L’art religieux duRead more

E-resource update

For the new academic year, we have substantially increased our e-resource provision. We have subscribed to two databases which aggregate e-journal content, allowing you to cross-search across a large number of journal titles online. The first of the new databases is Art Source, which is currently the largest art specific resource of its kind. ItRead more

Copac update

The latest addition to Copac (the National, Academic and Specialist Library Catalogue) is the Henry Moore Institute Research Library. This means that you can now cross-search their holdings of over 20,000 volumes specialising in British sculpture post-1850 at the same time as searching almost all the university libraries and many of the specialist libraries in theRead more