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Extra online resources during closure

Publishers and institutions are working together to provide access to additional online resources during this unprecedented period of library closures.

Additional resources during closure

Resource of the Week

PhD Theses and MA dissertations are an important resource, a rich mine of unpublished work which can make a significant addition to research. Find out about accessing this material remotely during closure.

Theses and Dissertations

Senate House Library membership during library closures

For students and staff not already registered with Senate House membership, Senate House have set up a fully remote registration service for the next few months.

One of the UK's major libraries for the study of art history

COVID-19 (coronavirus) update 21/03/2020 - all Courtauld Library buildings closed

The Book Library buildings at both Vernon Square and Somerset House are now closed until further notice.  Courtauld Image Libraries are also closed.
Your Library service however is still here! We will continue to support you via email  during normal staffed opening hours –
Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5.30. We are there to answer your questions, direct you to resources, assist with your research and to provide guidance with search strategies and referencing.

We have developed our remote service to focus on enriched online resources together with our new VLE Library Information Page.
Through our updated online resources page you will be able to access a huge number of EXTRA resources comprising enhanced provision from current platforms such as ProQuest and Ebsco as well as newly available resources from publishers like Bloomsbury Digital Press.
We have also compiled a large amount of Open Access resources. Our new VLE Library Information Page is an invaluable source of advice and information about core resources and features our new Subject Guides – curated information specifically designed to help with researching
course topics.

Staff and students do not need to contact the team about any books they currently have on loan. We will issue information about returning books at a later stage.

Senate House Library (University of London Library)
Library buildings are closed but please see our updated information about Senate House during the closure period.

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Remote service during Covid-19 closure (7pm 20/03/2020 onwards)

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