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Art History for Continuing Education: Continuing Education Collections

A guide to resources for Art History.


The Library has current subscriptions to the following key journal titles on Art History in print format:

  • Apollo 2004-2006
  • Art Monthly 1995-2001
  • Burlington Magazine 2000-2008
  • Modern Painters 1994-2008

All our journals are catalogued on SOLO. You can also view a complete list in the Library or on our website

Journals are all for use in the Library only. Current issues are displayed on the periodical stand in the Reading Room while back issues may be found in the Art sequence of the periodicals section in the Lower Library.

Many e-journals are available for Art. For more information, select the Finding Articles page


Books of interest to Art History students  are shelved in the Lower and Upper Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):

700 Art - general, theory 740 Drawing and the decorative arts
710 Landscape design and gardens 750 Painting and individual painters
720  Architecture 760 Graphic arts and printmaking
730 Sculpture 770 Photography

Many Art books are oversize, and these can be found at far left of the Lower Library. Reference books are in the Reading Room.

Reference Books

The following reference books are shelved in the Reading Room, as well as other bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopaedias:

The Oxford Companion to Art 700 OXF (Q/REF)
The Oxford Companion to Wester Art 709 OXF (Q/REF)
The Prestel Dictionary of Art and Artists in the 20th Century 709.04 PRE (Q/REF)
The Oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts 745 OXF (Q/REF)
The Penguin Dictionary of decorative Arts 745 PEN (Q/REF)
The Oxford Companion to the Photograph 770.9 OXF (Q/REF)

Dissertations and theses

For information on searching for Art theses, please select the Finding Theses tab.