Museum Studies: Home

Mosaic detail, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Museums Association

The University subscribes to both Find a museum (which has replaced the Museums and Galleries Yearbook) and Museums Practice. To register click on 'sign in or register' at the top of the page making sure that you use your University email address when creating your account

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Academic Searching Tips

Top tips for better search results


Too many results

  • narrow your search by adding additional terms (these are linked with AND)
  • use phrases, enclose your phrase in quotation marks "" - e.g. “dramatic monologue” 
  • limit by date, language, part of record (title, for example)

Too few results 

  • widen your search by using related concepts and alternative words (these are linked with OR) – eg traged* or melodrama
  • try removing phrases

Time saving tips

  • truncation –  eg melanchol* for melancholy, melancholic, melancholia (to retrieve words beginning with … )
  • wildcards – eg colo?r for colour & color

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Services for students studying at a distance

The Library can send books or photocopies of print journal articles to students studying at a distance in the UK. For more information see the Library support for distance learning and commuting students page