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Introduction: History of Art at UCC Library

This guide lists and describes  resources in University College Cork Library for History of Art .The tabs at the top of the page will help you find books, e-books, journals, databases, referencing information and theses.


Key Library Resources for History of Art

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. 


ARTstor is a collection of over 2 million digital images offering a broad view of art, architecture and all aspects of visual and material culture, as well as archaeological and anthropological objects  


Proquest Databasesthousands of journals, eBooks, newspapers, theses


 ProjeProject Muse imagect Muse:   journals from over 120 publishers in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies etc.


Special Collections in UCC Library

Important collections of rare & older material. Collections with useful material for History of Art:
•    Book history & design: Friedlander Collection, Cuala, Dolmen and Three Candles Presses
•    Artists: Gibbings, Turner and Ungerer
•    16th - 19th century: Older Printed Books. This collection has 
•    Editions relating to specific individuals: Harry Clarke, Aubrey Beardsley, Henri Matisse, Edmund Dulac, Althea Gyles, Gustave Doré, Arthur Rackham.
For further information on Art holdings in Special Collections see here 

See also the Guide for Special Collections

History of Art

Claire O'Brien
Liaison Librarian: Arts & Celtic Studies
Boole Library
University College Cork
+353 (21) 490-2984

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