Arts

Providing access to quality Arts resources and subject support.

Databases View more

Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.

BoB box of broadcasts

TV and radio programmes, media archive, off-air recording.

Please note the University no longer uses the ATHENS system. If you are asked for an ATHENS username please try either clearing your browser history/cookies or use a different browser.

You will need to provide a few details to set up your account. You will then receive a verification email. Please ensure you verify your account as soon as you get the email.

Books Catalogue

The shelf marks tell you where you can browse for books on popular topics in the Library (the level is for the Library in Loughborough). Click on ‘Catalogue’ to search for specific books and check their availability.

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
Costume, fashion and personal appearance 2 391
Art history 2 709
Drawing, graphic design and decorative arts 2 740
Painting 2 750
Photography 2 770
Printing and related activities 1 686
Clothing and apparel industry 1 687

Videos View more

Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.

Frequently asked questions View more

Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.

How can I access an article in a database?

Some databases provide the full-text of the article in the database in either HTML or PDF format. Others just give you the basic details but you have to access the full-text via a link that might say 'SFX' or 'Full-text'.

If you are on-campus or have the VPN activated on your device when you are off-campus, you should click on the link and it will take you to the full-text if the Library subscribes to the journal.

If it doesn't do this, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year).  If you get stuck, contact the Library (library@lboro.ac.uk).

How do I access resources off-campus?

You need to search via the VPN when you are off campus, this link will show you how to download this onto your device.

How do I reference correctly for my school or department?

You need to find out which referencing style your lecturer, supervisor or marker is expecting you to use.  This information is usually in a school or department handbook and in Learn. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.

How do I find newspapers?

Go to All Databases listing and filter to newspapers. Nexis UK  includes the text of all of the main English language newspapers (regional, national, international), plus non-english language sources too. You can search current up-to-date stories or do more historical searches. Some UK titles date back to 1985; international titles vary. You can also access archives of historical newspapers

How do I access an eBook?

From Library Catalogue Plus look at the options at the side of the page and click on ‘eBook’ in the ‘Format’ section to limit the results to eBooks. Click on ‘Get full text’ to open the eBook.

Why can't I access the article I have found on Google or another search engine?

You can only access a journal article if the Library subscribes to it. If we do and you are on-campus, or have the VPN activated on your device if you are off-campus, you should be able to get straight to it.

If you still can't access it, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year) . If we do, but you still can't access it, contact the Library (library@lboro.ac.uk).