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 Brian Schumacher, AAU's Online Resources Librarian.

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 & Architecture 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.

US Major Dailies (Formerly National Newspapers Core)

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

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Full Text Electronic Books

Ebook Central (Formerly ebrary)

Ebrary is now Ebook Central! The name has changed but the content and the ebook experience largely remain the same, while offering better search functions. Ebook Central has in-depth training guides if you have any questions. Just click here.

EBSCO Ebook Collection

  • EBSCO ebooks offers a small collection of ebook titles that can be accessed online.

Berg Fashion Library

  • 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)

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)

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Materials Resources

Material ConneXion Database and Materials Library

Material ConneXion recently upgraded to a new website. If you created an account in Material ConneXion, your account information and any saved materials will be migrated to the new site. The first time that you login on the new site, you will be asked to verify your account. To create a new account you will need to use your AAU email address (art.edu for students, academyart.edu for faculty) and check your email at: https://login.microsoftonline.com/. Click here for info on creating an account on the new site.
  • Comprehensive online database of thousands of material types, including unique, innovative and sustainable materials.
  • The database works in tandem with the AAU materials library.
  • Search by material type, material name, manufacturer name, or country or origin.
  • Material ConneXion Getting Started Handout (PDF)

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Business & Company Information

Business Market Research Collection (Includes Hoover's)

  • Includes Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch, Barnes Reports, and Snapshots!
  • 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.
  • Hoover's Getting Started Handout (PDF)

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.
  • WARC Getting Started Handout (PDF)

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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.
  • WARC Getting Started Handout (PDF)

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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)

Avery Index to Architecture + EBSCO Database Search

  • Search the Avery Index and all of the journals and magazines in Academic Search Premier, Art Source, and OmniFile Full Text Select with only one search!

BuildingGreen

MADCAD

  • Online collection of ebooks specifically for Architecture students.
  • Includes titles such as International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, and more.

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Software Tutorials

Pluralsight (formerly Digital Tutors)

The process for creating Pluralsight accounts has changed. To receive an invitation link to set up a new Pluralsight account email Brian Schumacher, the Online Resources Librarian, at bschumacher@academyart.edu. You must provide your student ID number and your AAU email address (art.edu for students, academyart.edu for faculty).
  • Please be aware that Digital Tutors is now Pluralsight. Current Digital Tutors accounts have been migrated to Pluralsight.
  • Provides access to over 12,000 videos for over 30 software applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Maya, RenderMan, and many more.

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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)

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.
  • Sourcing Journal Getting Started Handout (PDF)

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.
  • WindowsWear Pro Getting Started Handout (PDF)

WWD

Please Note: WWD is currently experiencing access problems. Using the above link will allow you access to WWD but some articles will be locked. If you are using a campus computer or AAU wifi network, please go directly to WWD.com to read all content.
  • Daily news on trends and developments in fashion, textiles, accessories, and beauty.
  • Business and finance information and job listings.
  • WWD Getting Started Handout (PDF)

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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.
  • Music Library Getting Started Handout (PDF)

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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.

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