Additional Resources

Some helpful online resources that our Library users may be interested in:

Antiquaries of London, Society of – Catalogue of Drawings and Museum Objects

A database of over 4,100 entries; over 2,000 of which have images attached. The drawings have been taken from albums compiled in the 1840s. Some drawings are of objects first shown to members of the Society and now in national museums. Others show outstanding items that are now missing, such as the ring presented by Mary, Queen of Scots, and the unique Anglo-Saxon silver hanging bowl from the River Witham.

The catalogue also includes over 600 objects from the Society's museum collection. A wide variety of objects is represented, including prehistoric weapons and tools, medieval pottery and eighteenth-century portraits.

Antiquaries of London, Society of – Online Library Catalogue

Contains around 108,500 bibliographical records (ca. 80,000 for books, 2,800 for journals and series, 23,000 for journal articles publ. ca. 1988-2000 and ca. 2,350 for broadsides and royal proclamations).

Antiquaries of London, Society of – Subject Index Online

This is a digitised copy of the Subject Index , maintained by the Library of the Society of Antiquaries of London until 1988, covering ca. 500,000 entries.

Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe

The ARGE database contains links to evaluated Internet resources (mainly web pages, but also other resources such as discussion lists) concerning European archaeology.

Archaeology Data Service

The Archaeology Data Service supports research, learning and teaching with freely available, high quality and dependable digital resources.

Archives Hub

The Archives Hub enables you to search across a wealth of archives held at nearly 200 UK institutions.

Art UK

Almost 100 of the Society's oil paintings can be viewed online at Art UK.

AWOL - The Ancient World Online

This site provides an alphabetical list, with links, of open access journals in Ancient Studies.

BHA – Bibliography of the History of Art

Now free to access.
Covers material published between 1975 and 2007:
includes BHA (covering 1990-2007), the International Bibliography of Art (covering 2008 and part of 2009) and Répertoire de la litérature de l'art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA (with records that cover 1975-1989).
For material published after 2007 see the International Bibliography of Art (IBA) at (requires subscription).

BIAB (British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography)

Provides bibliographic references - many with abstracts - covering all aspects of archaeology and the historic environment, and every chronological period, with a geographical focus on Britain and Ireland. There are almost 200,000 references from over three centuries of scholarship (plus over 55,000 grey literature references from England's Archaeological Investigations Project (AIP)) - with over 1,500 new records added each year.

biab online coverage provides references to: online & hard-copy publications; local, regional, national & international publications; books, articles, conference proceedings & grey literature. It is a service of the Council for British Archaeology, run with the support of all major historic environment sector organisations from UK and Ireland.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Catalogues

Descriptions of and links to all catalogues of the Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Bodleian Library Catalogue

Oxford University Library's catalogues.

British Art History Resources

A selective guide to freely available online resources for the study of the history of British art and architecture from earliest times to the 20th century. Launched January 2013, by the Walpole Society.

British Library – Explore

Link to the main British Library catalogue.

British Library - Explore Archives & Manuscripts

British Library Manuscripts Catalogue.

Cambridge University Library Catalogue

Cambridge University Library Catalogue.

Church Plans Online

The ICBS (Incorporated Church Building Society) archive includes over 15,000 files relating to applications by parishes for grants from the Society. The earliest file is dated 1818 and the latest 1982. Individual files may include application forms, correspondence, plans, building specifications, engravings or artists' impressions, certificates of satisfactory completion, parochial subscription lists, parish magazines, and photographs (from 1867 onwards).

COPAC - National, Academic, and Specialist Library Catalogue

This catalogue records the holdings of all major academic and research libraries in the UK. SAL is a member.

Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture of Great Britain & Ireland

The CRSBI is an evolving electronic archive of British and Irish Romanesque stone sculpture.

DOAJ = Directory of Open Access Journals

Covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Full access therefore available.

English Short Title Catalogue

Database of over 460,000 items, published between 1473 and 1800, largely but not exclusively in English.


Europeana Collections provides access to over 50 million digitised items with dedicated thematic collections on art, fashion, music, photography and WWI.

Frick Art Reference Library

Links to the catalogue and other library resources at the Frick Collection in New York.

Getty Research Institute

Links to all online search tools and databases provided by the Getty Research Institute.

HELM – Historic Environment/Local Management

Information and training from English Heritage and partners for decision makers in local authorities.

IHR Library (Institute of Historical Research)

Link to the IHR homepage from where you can select "Catalogue" and search 
(a) the IHR catalogue
(b) the integrated catalogue of the School of Advanced Studies (SAS)
(c) the integrated catalogue for Senate House, SAS and the IHR.

London Library Online Catalogue

Catalogue of the London Library.

M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries

Links to academic libraries and library catalogues within the M25 region.

National Art Library Catalogues (Victoria & Albert Museum)

Catalogue of the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

National Library of Scotland - Catalogues

Catalogues of the National Library of Scotland.

Open Access Journals for Archaeology

The catalogue of Hamburg University Library contains a list of numerous e-journals providing free access to full-text articles.

Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource

Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery received funding from JISC to digitise the Pre-Raphaelite collection and make it accessible online for the education community. The resulting Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource provides full record information and allows users to examine images in great detail.

RIBA – Library, Drawings & Photographs

Royal Institute of British Architects - Library resources, incl. links to catalogues.

Senate House Libraries (University of London)

Catalogue of the Library of the University of London.

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Catalogues

Description of and links to all catalogues of the Staatsbibliothek Berlin.


The Serials Union Catalogue for the UK research community is a free tool to help researchers and librarians locate serials held in the UK.

Wellcome Library

Links to library catalogues and other library resources of the Wellcome Institute.

Welsh Journals Online

Welsh Journals Online provides free access to scholarship from Wales. The back-numbers of up to 50 titles will be available here, ranging from academic and scientific publications to literary and popular magazines.
Complete runs of each title have been included; the most recent issue available depends on the publisher, and will vary from title to title. Occasional papers, Index volumes and Monographs are sometimes included.

Welsh Newspapers Online

Welsh Newspapers Online provides free access to ... just that.