Serials Archive

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.

London Review of Books cover

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 has been described byAlan Bennett as ‘The liveliest, the most serious and also the most radical literary periodical we have.’ The online archive covers the entire run of the journal from the first issue in 1979.

Very Short Introductions - Contemporary Art

Very Short Introductions offers concise introductory texts to a diverse range of subjects written by prominent academics. There are a number of relevant art titles including our own Julian Stallabrass’s Very Short Introduction to Contemporary Art as well as many useful titles from other disciplines such as philosophy (including volumes on Foucault, Derrida and Wittgenstein) and history (including The Renaissance, Medieval Britain and Late Antiquity).

Currently the trials are accessible only onsite but should we go ahead with purchase they will also be available remotely.

Bridgeman Education: free trial

“A unique and educational resource from the world’s leading source of fine art, cultural and historical images.” Bridgeman Education.

The Book Library has just set up a free trial for an online image resource called Bridgeman Education. Bridgeman Education enables the user to access approximately 36,000 images all of which are copyright-cleared for educational use. Users can create slide shows and download images for use in research, assignments, presentations and lectures. The free trial is available for all Courtauld staff and students and is active from Monday 17th October to Friday 11th November 2011. If you are on campus follow this link to start exploring. For off campus access please email for username and password. Please let us know what you think of the resource by emailing thoughts and observations to General comments on the use of online images in art historical research are also welcome.

Free immediations

Feel free to come and take away back issues of Immediations. You will find them on the left hand windowsill, after you pass through the library turnstiles. Other items of free literature can be found in the box on the right-hand side as you exit.

[Image specially created by Howard Hodgkin for Immediations. Title: Language, oil on board, © Howard Hodgkin 2006.]

Karen Smith
Exchanges Librarian