Library Research Help

Need some help getting started with your research? Have a look here for some great tips:

You can also email any requests to:, and we will endeavour to get back to you with some useful links and other information. Make sure you include your full name, student number, degree and year of study and the subject unit.  (e.g. Fred Smithers 401956123 BFA 2nd year, Art History elective AHT261 Surrealism). Please be aware that we are working from home, and won’t be able to access items from the collection.

We will endeavour to answer your requests within 7 days.

DOWNLOAD: Chicago Referencing Guide

Proquest E-book Central Arts Collection

DOWNLOAD: ProQuest Ebook Central – Setting Up An Account

We have subscribed to the Arts Collection of Proquest E-book Central:

You will need to set up an individual patron account to this using your personal email. Click on the [Request Account] button and fill in the form. In the [Message to Library] please include your name as it appears on your student card and your NAS student number. These requests come through to the Library, and we will approve them asap. You will receive a confirmation email that also includes links to some short training videos and help sheets. These are really useful, so make sure you have a look at them.

Social Media and Library Blog

The Library is updating our social media (Facebook and Instagram) and NAS Library Blog on a regular basis. Look out for great tips for online research, the week’s art news and more.

Library Catalogue

Access the NAS Library catalogue here:

You can use the catalogue to search for journal articles and ebooks.

Library Stairwell Gallery

Library Stairwell Gallery exhibitions will be presented online – so follow us on:



NAS Library Blog

Current Exhibition

On the edge 

October 2020

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