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Art and Media Subject Guide

Learn about key library resources for studying art and media

Key Resources in Art & Media

A selection of e-books added to the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Library Sept 2020 - March 2021

Hover over the book cover to see the title/author details and select to view in Library Search, then sign in to view availability and location of print texts and if available as an e-book, access full text.

Recent additions to support 'The Paper Library' resource at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Library


Bloomsbury Digital Resources have announced that their digital platform, Bloomsbury Design Library, has been updated with a newly curated feature - ‘Design and the Pandemic: maker culture, practices of care, and meaningful objects’, which brings together relevant content from across the platform on this topic from leading authors and contributors.

The new featured theme on Bloomsbury Design Library offers free access to a handpicked selection of book chapters, articles, and a museum object. Our Designer Focus this quarter looks back at the life and work of British textile designer, Althea McNish.          Updated 24.03.21


Pantone Reference Library -  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Library has recently purchased the ‘Pantone Reference Library’ for Graphics and print, which is a standardised colour matching system utilising the Pantone numbering system for identifying colours.  Useful for inspiration and palette building and designing logos and branding, marketing materials, digital and web graphics and animation.  The Pantone Reference Library is located within the Library, please ask staff at the enquiry desk to view. Note, this resource is for ‘Reference use only’ at the enquiry desk. Updated 26.08.19

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Library Search

Use Library Search to help you find books, journal articles and other useful resources held at the University of Dundee.

Inter-Library Loans

Books on a library shelf

You can apply for an ILL when you need a book, journal or journal article not held in our collection. Find out more.

Key University Archive Resources in Art and Media

The Archive holds a wealth of fascinating material. This includes comics, the records of DJCAD and arts organisations, personal papers, photographic material, illustrations, drawings and project material, offering information and inspiration across design, illustration, textiles and fine art.

You can find items of interest by searching our archives and collections online catalogue

To find out more about the Archive go to and email with your questions.

14th century illustrated prayer book