Within college the following resources may be accessed simply by clicking on the link. If you are accessing these resources from home you will be asked for your college network username and password, (the ones you use when logging onto a computer in college).

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

A digital library that gives you access to more than 10 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources on a wide range of subjects.

The Vogue Archive
Access the Vogue archive online. It is a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

*Due to copyright regulations clicking on the links below will take you to the Library Moodle pages where you will find information on the usernames and passwords needed to access these resources. When you have clicked on the link you will be asked to login to the Moodle page using your college network username and password, (the ones you use when logging onto a computer in college).

The Woodworker
The Woodworker provides helpful tips, handy guides and inspiration for woodworking projects, along with expert advice in every issue on every area of woodworking.

Oxford Art – Available from Stockport Public Library
Oxford Art covers the entire history of the visual arts from early cave painting to Damien Hirst. You can search for articles and images covering the whole spectrum of fine and decorative arts including painting, architecture, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, metal work and much more

Other Useful Links

Art UK
Art UK works with the UK’s public art collections to showcase their artworks. Read the stories behind the paintings and where you can go to see them. Includes paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions.

Design Council
The Design Council ‘champion great design’ and are recognised as a leading authority on the use of strategic design.

VADS is the online resource for visual arts. Free access to over 12,000 images designed for use in teaching and learning. They include paintings, prints, propaganda posters and fashion designs taken from major UK collections.

Victoria and Albert Museum
To quote the Museum on their About us page the “V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK’s national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance”.

Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
The Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection is an online selection of over 500 couture dresses and garments from the 1960s to the present day, including pieces worn by Diana Princess of Wales.