Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Library Online

Art & Design (FE): Electronic Resources

Library resources for FE Art & Design Courses: GCSE, A Level & UAL Diploma

Introduction

Bradford College Libraries provide you with access to a large range of electronic resources which includes databases, e-books and electronic journals.

These resources are all available from the internet, and can be accessed via the Library Website both in and out off of College. A lot of the resources will also be available through smartphones and tablets. Though to access them off campus you will need to use your College log on and password.

Databases

If you need to find information on a particular subject from a book, journal or newspaper a database is the best place to start your search.

A database will allows you to search through the text and title of journals and newspaper articles, books and other on-line sources directly. You will often be able to customise your searches to get exactly the information you need.

Databases often provide the full text of an article but sometimes only provide an abstract or description or a reference to that you will need to be follow up using the Library catalogue or the Library website.

Below you can find the Databases that may be useful to help you with your studies. Click on their name to access them or the i for more information.

Electronic Journals

Learning Resources provides access to over eight thousand electronic journals, including access to issues published over the last ten years. These include both items we have in print and others we get access to through subscription to collections and databases such as ArtFullText.

Electronic journals can be accessed from either the library website or the library catalogue, where you can search for a journal by its title or subject. Once you have accessed a journal you will be able to search through that one journal for an article to search through more than one journal at a time you will need to use a database.

You can also search for a Journal using the search box below.

Search for Journals

DISCOVER@BradfordCollege

DISCOVER@BradfordCollege is a single search tool that allows you to search for keywords in your subject  across the majority of electronic resources that the College Library subscribes to. This includes EBSCOHost databases, including ArtFullText, Britannica Online and a large amount of our Electronic Journals.

It does not include the College's image databases, these are available here.

You will need to use your College log-on and password if you want to access DISCOVER@BradfordCollege.

 
DISCOVER@BradfordCollege
a quick and easy way to search for the Library's resources
 
 

Image Databases

ArtStor

The database comprises 2 separate image collections called “ArtStor Digital Library” and “Shared Shelf Commons”. The Digital Library has more than two million images from 280 collections supporting teaching and research in many topics including Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Fashion & Costume, Literature, Religion, Theatre, World History, and much more.  There are more than 100,000 new images added each year.

Britannica Image Quest

Our largest database has over  2 million images from over 50 collections around the world, in particular Getty Images, National Geographical society, DK Images,  Blend Images, Science Photo Library,  National Portrait Gallery and the Granger Collection, amongst many others.  You can search via collections and/or Keyword or subject.  Results can be downloaded, printed, emailed or even added to lightbox.  This database can be useful to many different subjects.

Anatomy.tv by Primal Pictures

This is a teaching resource for anatomy and physiology; from images of cells to the skeletal system.  It is split into modules on various subjects with descriptive information.  Whilst this resource is particularly relevant to Biology & Chemistry students, it may also be relevant to some Arts & Media subjects

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Click here for more info and links to our Image databases.  

https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/student-services/electronic-resources/images-film  

 

Library Services 01274 08 8257
  @BradfordCollLib
  BradfordCollegeLRC
  BradfordCollegeLibrary
  @BradfordCollegeLibrary
Library Services, David Hockney Building, Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AY.