Arts, Media and Performance


A selection of eBooks on hairdressing, fashion and photography.


You can find eJournals, eBooks, and primary sources on film studies, music and performing arts.

UK Newstand

Online News and Newspapers.

Aesthetica Magazine

British art and culture magazine covering photography, visual art, music, film and theatre.
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Vogue Archive

View American Vogues magazines.


Books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings.

Carl Giles Digital Cartoon Archive

Artwork for British editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines.

Digital Theatre Plus

Watch theatre productions, learn how plays are staged and review analysis of play texts.


Non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th century to the early 21st.

Planet eStream

Recorded TV programs available

Online Resource Links

Black and White Movies – A free online collection of old films.

British Council Film – Part of the British Council, aimed at developing British cinema.

Get Revising – Smart revision tools for students.

National Portrait Gallery – Search by sitter or artist surname within over 200,000 portraits.

Pre-Raphaelite Collection – Complete online collection from Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

Tate Shots – A collection of online videos from the Tate gallery.

VADS – Online resource for the visual arts.

SDC E-books

EBSCO e-books – Search e-books on a range of subjects.

Proquest e-books – Search e-books on a range of subjects.