Art History Research Net (formerly Arts:Search) - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Art History Research Net (formerly Arts:Search)

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Art History Research Net (formerly Arts:Search)

Art History Research Net (formerly Arts:Search)


Access: During the Library closure, this resource has been made available off campus via username and password. The Book Library is required to request that all Courtauld staff and students wanting to access this resource email the Library for details.  Please email


Accessible on campus (i.e. on a networked computer on a device connected to the institute’s wifi)


Art History Research net (formerly Arts:Search) comprises the following four databases:

  • ReVIEW – Provides full text of arts and architecture journals.
  • Arts + Architecture ProFILES – Includes biographical data on over 40,000 artists, architects and designers.
  • Design Abstracts Retrospective – Contains abstracts of decorative, applied arts and design journals published between 1900-1986.
  • Research Sources: THE POSTER – Contains extensive information on the Poster, including: A History of the Poster: a Bibliographical and Online Survey; digitizations of the most of the significant books, exhibition catalogues and journals on the Poster published between 1890s-1920s; and an International Directory of Poster Collections.

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