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Art and Design: Welcome


Welcome to the Art and Design Subject Guide

This guide is for students on courses at the School of Art, and brings together key Library resources many of which are only available to you because you are a BCU student.

You'll also find information about concepts and topics that will help you to use our services, and information about who to contact for help and how to get in touch with us.

The information in this guide has been compiled by the specialist Librarians working with your School.

There is also a guide for Visual Communication which you may find useful.

Meet the Team

Hugh Morgan is your Collection Management Librarian.

He purchases the resources for the School of Fashion and Textiles and can also help with managing your online reading lists.

Email Hugh

The Customer Services librarians are available via chat, or you can pop into Curzon Library 9-5 Monday-Friday and visit us at the HelpDesk. We can offer guidance and support in searching, referencing and using the library resources.

Beth Delwiche is your Learning, Teaching and Research Services Librarian. 

She can help you find and evaluate resources for your research.

Email Beth


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Resources Gallery

School of Art Library Floor plan

Key Databases

A-N The Artists Information Company

A-N Magazine, blogs, event details, news and practical resources for artists, art students and art professionals.

Art Full Text

Art including Asian & other non-Western arts, and feminist criticism. (Best viewed using Chrome).

ARTbibliographies Modern

Modern and contemporary art . (Best viewed using Chrome).

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Learning on Screen's on demand TV and radio service for education. A one time email registration is required for new users.

Design and Applied Arts Index

Coverage includes fashion, textiles, interior design, theatre design, industrial design, ceramics, glass, jewellery and photography.

SAGE Video Collection: Psychology

Search or browse over 400 videos by topic, type or contributor on subjects including clinical, cognitive, developmental and social psychology.


Fashion and lifestyle & interiors images, videos, reports, news and topic reviews. View more for login information.

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery Newsfeed

Tate Gallery Newsfeed