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Art History for Continuing Education short courses: Home

A guide to resources for Art History.

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying Art History in the Department of Continuing Education, although students and researchers from other departments and any field may find it useful.

Who can use which resources?

Short course students

(including WOW, Weekly Class and short online courses)

Students enrolled on a Continuing Education short course which includes a written assignment can:

  • register to borrow books and films from the Continuing Education Library.
  • access electronic resources such as e-books, journal articles and databases from within the university network, for example in the Library or in the resources room at Ewert House. Weekly class students cannot access subscription e-resources from home, but there are many free online resources available.  (See the tabs below for information about subscription and free resources).

Undergraduate and postgraduate students

(including students enrolled on Certificate, Diploma and Masters courses)

Students enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate Continuing Education course can:

Finding books

Oxford has a wide range of books (including ebooks and print books) for Art History.  For more detailed info about finding books visit the books tab on this guide.

Key journals

You can search for individual journal articles in SOLO by searching for the author and/or article title and/or subject keywords. 

To check whether Bodleian Libraries provides access to a particular journal, use advanced search in SOLO, then sort & filter results by Material Type > Journals.

You can also use BrowZine (coverage from 2005 onwards).

Below are a few key journals for Art History. See the journal tabs of this guide for more information.

Oxford Online Resources

Oxford subscribes to many scholarly databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for Art History below.  Take a look at the 'Oxford's online resources' tab of this guide for more information.

Free Online Resources

There are many scholarly resources which are freely available on the web.   Key free web resources are listed below and on the 'Free Online Resources" tab.

Finding images

Oxford subscribes to many images databases. If you use image databases purchased by Oxford University, you will be assured of a higher quality product, and images on these databases are copyright cleared for educational use. You can find some of the key images databases for Art History below.  Take a look at the 'Finding images' tab of this guide for more information.

Rewley House Continuing Education Library

The Library

Contact info

Rewley House Continuing Education Library
Rewley House
1 Wellington Square

Tel.01865 270454


Related guides

Key Libraries

Here are some of the key libraries for Art History, a full list of libraries is on the Bodleian Libraries website: