Online Resources

Learn to cite your sources in MLA format!

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 Debra Sampson, AAU's Library Director.

Full Text Magazine and Journal Databases

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

  • Search all of the journals and magazines in Academic Search Premier, Art Source, and OmniFile Full Text Select with only one search!
  • EBSCO YouTube Help Channel

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.

National Newspapers Core

  • Full-text access to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Full Text Electronic Books

ebrary

Berg Fashion Library

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.
  • Oxford Art Getting Started Handout (PDF)
  • A Guide to Grove Art Online (7:50 min., YouTube)

Business & Company Information

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.

Mintel

 Warc

  • Case studies, company reports, trend reports, consumer insights, and more!
  • Great information on advertising, merchandising, marketing, and market analysis.
  • Contains data and reports from more than 30 leading content sources worldwide including Admap, International Journal of Advertising, ESOMAR, Euromonitor, and the Journal of Advertising Research.

Advertising Resources

 Warc

  • Case studies, company reports, trend reports, consumer insights, and more!
  • Great information on advertising, merchandising, marketing, and market analysis.
  • Contains data and reports from more than 30 leading content sources worldwide including Admap, International Journal of Advertising, ESOMAR, Euromonitor, and the Journal of Advertising Research.

Architecture & Interior Architecture Resources

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

  • Article abstracts and citations for journals on architecture, city planning, interior design, and landscape architecture.
  • Avery can help you search for articles in journals and magazines found in the library.
  • Avery Getting Started Handout (PDF)

BuildingGreen

Material ConneXion

  • Comprehensive online database of thousands of material types.
  • Search by material type, material name, manufacturer name, or country or origin.

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.
  • Berg Getting Started Handout (PDF)
  • How to Use the Berg Fashion Library (9:20 min., YouTube)

Sourcing Journal Online

  • A trade publication for apparel and textile executives, focused on sourcing and manufacturing.
  • Includes in-depth features, expert analysis and interviews with industry leaders.

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.
  • Vogue Archive Getting Started Handout (PDF)

WGSN

WindowsWear Pro

  • WindowsWear PRO analyzes 44,384 windows from 606 brands in 14 cities around the world.
  • Provides real time visual trends, creative inspiration, exclusive research and data.
  • Windows Wear Pro Demonstration (8:35 min., YouTube)

WWD

  • Daily news on trends and developments in fashion, textiles, accessories, and beauty.
  • Business and finance information and job listings.

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 dsampson@academyart.edu 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.

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.