Additional resources

Online and Library catalogues

Senate House Library website - information on the art history research collection

Senate House Library catalogue 

Libraries of the central University of London (this includes the Warburg Institute)

The National Fine Art Education Digital Collection

Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)

University for the Creative Arts UCL Research Online 

The British Library

Copac (the combined catalogue of about 90 UK and Irish libraries);


Oxford Art Online

  • This includes: Grove art online; Oxford Companion to Western Art; Encyclopedia of Aesthetics; Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Included are biographies, genres, materials used to create artworks, etc.

Bibliography of the History of Art

  • A quarterly bibliography Formed by the merger of Répertoire international de la littérature de l'art and Répertoire d'art et d'archéologie

Significant printed resources

  • Baile de Laperriere, Charles, ed., Royal Academy Exhibitors, 1971-1989: A Dictionary of Artists and their Work in the Summer Exhibitions of the Royal Academy of Arts (1989)
  • Chilvers, Ian, ed., The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (4e, 2009)
  • Encyclopedia of Artists (2000)

Looking up books on art history

Search for books relating to the artists in the CNAA Collection, styles used, etc. by doing a subject search on the following:

  • Art, English – 20th century
  • Art, English – 21st century
  • Art – Great Britain
  • Art, Modern – 20th century
  • The name of specific artists with the surname first, e.g. Hockney David

For more specific kinds of modern art, such as ‘Art, Abstract’, see the list here

Results may be subdivided, e.g. by ‘exhibitions’, ‘catalogs’, ‘criticism and interpretation’

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