Databases contain large amounts of data including (but not limited to) statistics, bibliographic information, images and abstracts.
Bibliographic databases are a useful tool for finding scholarly literature in Art and Architecture. For example, journal articles, conference proceedings and books. They are very useful to consult when carrying out your own research because:
Bibliographic databases are helpful when you want to start exploring beyond your reading list or are researching a new topic.
On this page you will find recommended databases and guidance on how to search for and access databases.
Oxford subscribes to lots of databases that are available for free. These can be found in Database A-Z. You will likely find you need to use several databases for a thorough search of your subject area.
You can click through the different tabs under the 'database' heading to browse all databases which might be relevant to those studying Art and Architecture.
You can also search for specific databases via SOLO. Note, some key texts may be available via a database but not individually listed on SOLO.
For those seeking advice on accessing databases, we recommend the following guides:
Below are key bibliographic databases applicable to those studying Art and Architecture at Oxford.
Depending on the database provider, you may need to use your Oxford Single Sign On to access materials.