It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Scholarly humanities and social science journals and eBooks. You can access Project Muse titles from the 2013 and 2014 collections of History, Literature, Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non Fiction and Film, Theater and Performing Arts.
Focuses on adult comic books and graphic novels. Includes works from both recognised and less mainstream artists. You can also access interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this art form.
There are also a number of free open access eBook providers, including:
Getty Publications Virtual Library
Free online access to more than 250 of Getty Publications titles, including 'American Icons: Transatlantic Perspectives on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Art' and 'Introduction to Imaging'.
Guggenheim Online Modern Art Books
The Guggenheim Modern Art Museum has made available online over 100 art books and catalogues. To read any of these, you will just need to follow these simple instructions: 1) Select a text from the collection. 2) Click the 'Read Catalogue Online' button. 3) Start reading the book in the pop-up browser, and use the controls at the very bottom of the pop-up browser to move through the book.
MetPublications is a portal to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s publications containing 1,500 titles from the last five decades, including art catalogues from the museum's past exhibitions. You can read the books online or download them in PDF format.
How books are organised in the Library
The Library arranges its books according to the Dewey Decimal System. This system organises subjects into 10 main areas from 000 - 999. Classification numbers are then added before and after the decimal point to identify the different subject areas, for example:
900 = History, Geography and Travel
940 = Europe
942 = England and Wales
942.8 = North Eastern England
942.81 = West Yorkshire
942.819 = Leeds
3 letters from the author's name are often added to the end of the number e.g. 942.819 THO. This helps with identification when there are a lot of resources at the same number.
Useful class numbers for graphic design and illustration
You will find all of these on the 2nd floor of the Sheila Silver Library.