History & Philosophy of Art subject guide




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E-book collections

The Library currently subscribes to the following e-book services containing material relevant to Arts students:

  • Academic Library: over 700 titles including politics, culture and media.
  • ACLS Humanities E-book Project: the ACLS service contains over 1,700 history titles from various publishers and will add ca. 250 titles per annum. The titles date from the 1920s onwards and many have links to extra material, particularly reviews.
  • Cambridge Companions Online: includes access to:
    • Cambridge Companions Complete Collection: accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods
    • Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics
    • Cambridge Companions to Music
    • Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO): digital facsimile page images, including illustrations, of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America, and works in English printed elsewhere, from 1473-1700, providing access to the full text of 125,000 books.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO): full text of over 150,000 items published between 1701 and 1800, including all significant English language and foreign titles published in the UK and a substantial number from North America
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
  • Oxford Reference Online: a large collection of subject dictionaries and guides, including reference works on Art, Architecture, the Performing Arts, Literature, History, etc.
  • Parker Library on the web: 'An interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge'. The completed project will include high-resolution images of the Library's 538 manuscripts spanning the 6th to the 16th centuries.


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