There are many databases that are relevant to students and faculty in Art, Design and Media. Listed here are a number of databases of general interest for the subjects. Please email us at for a consultation if you would like to find out more.

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online includes the well-known Grove Art Online database, which is an extensive encyclopedic database with a focus on visual arts, offering online access to the 34-volume Dictionary of Art, plus articles, biographies and links to images from galleries and museums around the world. The topics covered include archaelogy, architecture, art, design, costume, landscape design, and photography from all world cultures and all time periods. 

WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors

This database provides trend forecasting reports as well as product design and development tools on its platform, with a focus on home and interior industries. It is most relevant for students and faculty working on design, concept briefs and mood boards, and can be a resource for background research on consumer groups and branding strategy. It also has an advanced Image Search function.


JSTOR is a database with a large amount of scholarly content on the Humanities and Social Sciences, and is a rich resource that is simple to use. It is highly recommended for undergraduate students searching for scholarly sources to use on their reports and research papers.

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