Secondary Library

Resources by Subject : ART


ISF Library Catalog You can borrow up to 7 books (besides textbook) from The Clifford C. F. Wong Secondary Library.
HK Public Library Catalog Each registered reader can borrow a maximum of 8 books from the Hong Kong Public Libraries.
Gale eBooks Off campus access requires ISF login

Gale eBooks is a nonfiction ebook collection. It covers multidisciplinary content published by authoritative publishers, delivered through a user-friendly platform.

ProQuest Ebook Central Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“This is a collection of authoritative and scholarly English e-books from world-renowned publishers/university presses, covering the subject fields of business & economics, humanities, science & technology and social sciences.” (ProQuest Ebook Central)

Art and Design commons Free access

It “provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.” (About the Digital Commons Network)

Britannica School Access via the given link does not require manual login.

Encyclopedia tailored for secondary students, to support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.

Digital Commons Networks Free access

It “brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.” (Digital Commons Networks)

Gale Reference Complete Off campus access requires ISF login

“Gale Reference Complete enable users to access millions of pages of primary sources, e-reference and periodical content on Gale’s superior platforms designed to streamline the student and researcher workflow.” (Gale Reference Complete)

Google Scholar Free access

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. (About Google Scholar)

JSTOR Access with ISF login

Covered “more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.” (About JSTOR)

OmniFile Full Text Mega Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“OmniFile Full Text Mega is a full-text database of essential publications for research across many disciplines, including art, education, humanities and technology. In addition to full text, it provides indexing and abstracts for thousands of publications.” (OmniFile Full Text Mega)

ProQuest eLibrary Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

eLibrary covers more than 11,000 editor-created Research Topics pages deliver the essential elements on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and much more. Editor’s Picks and Trending Topics make it easier to explore appropriate subject matter and get started. Researchers can access primary and scholarly sources, and all content is in 100% full text. 1,700+ magazines, newspapers, transcripts and digitized reference book content, more than seven million images, maps, websites, videos and interactive simulations, all expertly curated by ProQuest editors. (eLibrary)

IB Review Access with ISF login

Covers topics on all IB subjects at DP level.

The New York Times Access with ISF login

The New York Times is a daily newspaper based in New York City, and one of the world’s great newspapers.

Artforum: Video Free access

A video collection of many art forms, covering both performing arts and visual arts.

Digital Theatre + Accessible within the campus

There are 500+ productions of classic and contemporary productions in live-capture and audio formats; 450+ interviews and documentaries from casts, creatives and academics to bring context to and enrich students’ learning, whilst focusing on key topics in international curricula and Theatre Studies’ syllabuses. Also, there are 14,500+ pages of essays, guides, lesson plans written by educators to give you an in-depth look at a play or topic, perfect for independent study or supporting your lesson prep.

Edingburgh University Press – Journals Free access

It has open-source research articles that cover films, media, and cultural topics. It also covers “the study and practice of dance”. Some articles from this journal can also be searched in JSTOR.


Naxos Music Library Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

It “includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues. Music genres covered include classical music, jazz, folk songs around the world, traditional Chinese music, …etc. While enjoying the music, users can read the biographies of composers or artists and the programme notes of the works” (e-Databases).

Naxos Music Library Jazz Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“It is one of the most comprehensive online libraries on jazz music around the globe, which offers a large selection of classic and contemporary jazz music albums released by the world’s famous jazz labels as well as the works by jazz artists and composers through different ages. It covers a wide range of music genres, such as “Blues”, “Contemporary Jazz”, “Contemporary Instrumental”, “Nostalgia” and “Pop and Rock”” (e-Databases).

Naxos Video Library Access with Hong Kong Public Libraries login

“It is the world’s leading video library on performing arts, which offers an extensive streaming of full-length videos from the world’s greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and prestigious artists. It comprises a wide range of programmes in different genres including ballet performances, educational films and documentaries, Hannover International Violin Competitions, live concerts, music lectures and master classes, musical journeys, operas, theatres and introduction of different schools of masterpieces in painting. Some videos also provide programme notes and lyrics with screen subtitle options in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish” (e-Databases).

National Art Library Free access


These resources on “art and design . . . are useful for research. It includes links to other library and archive collections and full-text content including e-books and e-journals” (Archive).

SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Digital Collection Free access


“The Digital Collections present curated selections of historic publications, archival materials, student theses, and artists’ works drawn from our library shelves or from other campus special collections. They are offered here for educational and research purposes” (SAIC).