Online Library Resources

Please scroll down the page for an overview and links to online resource subscriptions. A complete list can be found on the Library eStudio page.

Access to some resources requires users to have an OpenAthens account, this gives you a single log-in for accessing multiple resources and a range of content. You can access your OpenAthens account, reset your password and view and customise resources by visiting the MyAthens website here.

Artists Newsletter (a-n)

a-n stimulates and supports contemporary visual arts practice and affirms artists’ value in society. With over 20,000 members, we focus on conversations around the critical and professional environment for the visual arts, bringing together artists, art students, producers, arts professionals, researchers, arts organisations and universities.

Art & Architecture Source

Featuring full-text articles, indexing and abstracts from an array of publications, this database is a robust resource for art students and art historians. It covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture.

BoB National (Box of Broadcasts) 

BoB is an on demand TV and radio service for education. This academically-focused system allows staff and students at subscribing institutions to record and view programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search our archive of over 2 million broadcasts.

dawsonera (ebooks)

DawsonEra is a collection of eBooks that we have purchased for the use of Leeds Arts University students and staff. You can also view those we haven't purchased, preview the title and if it looks relevant suggest we purchase it.

JSTOR is a database of journals, reviews and books, many of which are downloadable as PDFs, on a wide range of subject areas including art and design, but also science and law etc.

STASH magazine

STASH magazine provides subscribers access to the planet’s largest online library of animation, VFX and motion design. Stream, search and build your own playlists from over 3,500 exceptional commercials, music videos, title and broadcast designs, game cinematics, short films and more.

Visual Arts Data Service

VADS is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 12 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.

Worth Global Style Network (WGSN Fashion)

WGSN is the leading resource for fashion news, reviews, trend forecasting and shows. The resource is focused mainly towards fashion, however the site does include wider cultural information on art and design as well as city guides.