Be inspired by Art, Design and Architecture Collection: four resources in one

Subject:  Arts and humanities
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There will be a step-by-step search in real time during the webinar 

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The Art and Architecture Collection is one of the resources in the field of arts and humanities available in the UOC Library. It is a vast collection of modern and contemporary art, which lets you perform very specific searches covering various artistic techniques and movements.

Sign up for a webinar showing you how to use this platform, which will include a live step-by-step demonstration of how to perform a search.

What will you find in it?

The Art, Design and Architecture Collection contains a wealth of information that you can access in one place.

When you perform a search, apart from articles you will also find abstracts from hundreds of publications - a good starting point for expanding your search.  

The contents included are:

  • Six hundred contemporary art journals. Read articles from academic and professional journals including Apollo, Design Week, Architectural Review and Art Journal. They range from the 1970s to the present day, and you can consult the contents online, print them, download them in PDF and export the citations.
  • Abstracts from publications covering modern and contemporary art. It includes one of the most extensive bibliographic collections in the world in this field - ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) - which contains abstracts of articles, books, exhibition catalogues and other documents from all over the world. It covers a wide range of subjects, from photography to video art, digital art, body art, graffiti, design and fashion, illustration, painting, engraving, sculpture and drawing. Some 13,000 new entries are added each year.
  • Abstracts from design and applied arts publications. Bibliographic information about articles, news and reviews - in the Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) collection - published since 1973. There is content on new design professionals, as well as on the development of design and applied arts since the mid-19th century. It contains more than 212,000 entries.
  • Abstracts from publications on Western art. It includes more than 30,000 entries - in the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), formerly known as the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and created by the Getty Research Institute. It covers the visual arts in all media, and has a strong international focus.

Visit BiblioSkills, the UOC Library’s training site, where you'll find the full calendar of scheduled webinars and a collection of self-training content, including videos, infographics and guides.