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Browse through the many free online resources available to our members.

Art and design

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts 

  • description: combines visual inspiration with practical advice on everything from idea generation and research techniques to portfolio development – making this the ultimate guide to a visual arts education

Bloomsbury Design Library

  • description: offers cutting-edge digital coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day

Fairchild Books Library

  • description: everything you need to study for a career in fashion - a collection of fashion textbooks covering subjects such as design and promotion, pattern cutting, retail, colour theory, drawing and illustration, and setting up a business. The STUDIO section supports revision with practice assessments and quizzes

Fashion Monitor

  • description: find contacts, news and events for the fashion and beauty industry
  • more information: access available at Westminster Business Library

John Johnson Collection

  • description: 65,000 items of printed ephemera particularly focusing on advertising and 19th century entertainment materials

Oxford Art

  • description: combines Grove Art (45,000 articles) with the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Published: 14 December 2020

Last updated: 30 March 2022