Online Resources

Unless otherwise noted, you can access these websites and databases directly when in the library. Outside the library, you will be asked to enter your name and ID number from your AAU ID. Some resources require a separate username and password; please read the descriptions for more information. If you have trouble accessing any of these resources, contact Heather Stenson, AAU's Systems Librarian.

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Full Text Magazine and Journal Databases

EBSCO - Search Academic Search Premier, Art Source, & OmniFile

EBSCO Academic Search Premier

  • This multi-disciplinary database provides full-text for more than 4,600 journals and magazines, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

EBSCO Art Source

  • Access to over 630 full-text journals and more than 220 full-text books on art topics including advertising, architecture, art history, computers in art, fashion design, folk art, graphic design, landscape architecture, motion pictures, photography, and more.

EBSCO OmniFile Full Text Select

  • Contains only full text articles from over 1600 magazines, journals and newspapers covering art, technology, agriculture, education, science, humanities, law, business, and more.

Full Text Electronic Books


Berg Fashion Library

  • Over 100 new and classic books on fashion.
  • Full access to the 10-volume Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.

Oxford Art

  • An online encyclopedia of world art and art history, spanning from prehistoric to modern art.
  • Contains artist biographies, information about art movements, timelines of world art, definitions of art terms, and links to image collections.

Business & Company Information

ABI/Inform Trade & Industry

  • In-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends and other topics.
  • Study and compare specific industries such as food & drink, telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, and more.

Hoover's Company Profiles

  • Information on international and domestic companies including personnel, budgets, products, operations, and competitors.
  • Contains proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives.


  • Market research and analysis covering the U.S. and some international marketplaces.
  • Gives insight into the trends and consumer behaviors that will shape tomorrow's markets.
  • This tutorial provides screenshots and more information about creating an account.

Architecture & Interior Architecture Resources


  • Article abstract and citations for journals on architecture and design including city planning, interior design, and landscape architecture.
  • Avery can help you search for articles in journals and magazines found in the library.


  • Provides access to accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance and reduce the adverse impact of buildings.

Journal of Interior Design

  • Full text articles from the Journal of Interior Design are available from 2007 through the current issue.

Software Tutorials

Digital Tutors

Fashion Resources

Berg Fashion Library

  • Explore the world of fashion by clothing type, country or region, time period, textile or material type, and more!
  • Over 7,000 fashion-related images from encyclopedias, museums, and special collections.
  • Over 100 new and classic books on fashion.
  • Full access to the 10-volume Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.

Vogue Archive

  • A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images
  • All editorial content, covers, advertisements and pictorial features have been captured as separate documents to allow for searching and discovery.


  • Provides access to 4 million images, information on trade shows, fashion trend analysis, and information on interiors and beauty.


  • Daily news on trends and developments in fashion, textiles, accessories, and beauty.
  • Business and finance information and job listings.
  • If you have any problems accessing WWD, please see our WWD Access page.

Motion Picture & Television Resources

IMDbPro (Internet Movie Database)

  • The IMDbPro database contains in-depth industry information including contacts, films currently in production, actor and movie rankings, and news.
  • A library-provided IMDbPro username and password are required:
    • Email to request a password.
    • Please include your name and student ID number in the email request.

Music Database

Music Library

  • Over 4,000 audio clips available to download in WAV file format.
  • Log in using your Academy of Art username and password.
  • This tutorial shows you how to search for and browse music files.

Faculty Development Resources

The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • News and information for college and university faculty members and administrators.
  • Published every weekday, The Chronicle is the top destination for news, advice, and information for people in academe.

Guest Speaker Video Database

AAU Guest Speaker Videos

  • View videos of guest speaker presentations at the Academy of Art University.
  • Over 60 videos available, with new content added regularly.
  • Includes videos from Academy events, including presentations from Academy faculty, departmental directors, and President Stephens.