Images and Maps


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Artstor contains over 1.8 million digital images relating to the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from museums, libraries, photo archives, photographers, scholars, artists and artists' estates, and an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

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Provides current and historical maps of the UK on a range of scales using Ordnance Survey data. Maps can be annotated and downloaded for personal use.

Use of this resource requires a separate registration procedure when first accessed. This can take a couple of days for Digimap to process.

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Explore millions of items from a range of Europe's leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums, including books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, maps, sheet music and recordings.

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Getty Images Open Content

Over 100,000 images from Getty which can be searched, downloaded and are free to use (but still require a reference when used).

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LS:N Global

Available on-campus only. Created by The Future Laboratory, LS:N Global is a trends and insight network that plugs you into what is new, next and innovative in consumer needs and lifestyle behaviour.


Oxford Art Online

Comprehensive searchable reference resource covering all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to date. The dictionary contains 41,000 articles written by leading scholars and experts in each subject. Articles provide links to maps and diagrams as well as over 100,000 searchable images from the Bridgeman Art Library Online, all supported by extensive bibliographies.

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Pidgeon Digital

Online collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. Begun in 1979, speakers range from those working in the first half of the 20th century to contemporary practitioner and cover topics such as theory, history and practice and provide a unique library of contemporary attitudes to architecture.


VADS (Visual Arts Data Service)

A gateway to digital images for use in art education, covering applied arts, architecture, design, fine art and media. Includes images from MoDiP.



WGSN is a professional fashion, trend forecasting and style analysis site, used by the fashion, retail and design industries and with a global coverage. Includes articles on current fashion shows, retail trends, style forecasting, lifestyle, as well as style reports from cities around the world and image collections. Also covers areas such as make-up, textiles and interior design.

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WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors

WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors brings together analysis, insight and inspiration for creative organisations that use it to inform design, development and marketing decisions for product and strategy.