Online students at the Academy of Art University have access to full-text articles, e-books, and images through the Library's subscription databases. Always log in to these databases through their links on the Library's Online Resources page. When you log in from off campus locations, you will need to enter your name and student ID number.
Need some one-on-one help with your research? Use our Ask a Librarian form to ask questions or to set up a research consultation with a librarian. We can meet with you in person, online, or over the phone.
Your local public library is also a great resource for books, movies, magazines, and more! To find a public library near you, type your location into the Public Library Association's Library Finder. Use your local public library's website to find items, locations and hours, and to see what the requirements for getting a library card are. In many cases, if your public library doesn't have the item you're looking for, they can buy it or get it for you through an interlibrary loan.
Full Text Online Books
Questions? Check our ebrary FAQ page for the answers!
Full Text Online Reference Books
ProQuest provides access to over 6,000 magazines, journals, and industry periodicals (many in full text) covering arts, business, education, humanities, and more, including:
- EBSCO Art Source provides access to over 630 full-text journals and more than 220 full-text books, including:
- EBSCO OmniFile Full Text provides access to over 2,800 full text journals and magazines, including:
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Digital Tutors provides access to over 12,000 videos for over 30 software applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Maya, and many more.
You must create your own personal account to access Digital Tutors using your Academy of Art University email address.
- AAU Fashion Channel (YouTube):
AAU's Fashion Channel on YouTube has videos of student fashion shows, merchandising projects, interviews with designers, and more.
- AAU Guest Speaker Videos:
View videos of guest speaker presentations at the Academy of Art University. Includes presentations from professionals and industry players, as well videos from Academy events.
Graduate Student Showcases
The Academy of Art Library provides students and faculty with access to thousands of digital images. Digital Image Resources include LUNA, the EBSCO Cinema Image Gallery, and links to free digital resources. LUNA includes images digitized by request from faculty to support the Academy of Art University curriculum.
Through the library website, students have access to tutorials that will help them use the online resources. These tutorials include information on how to get started on a research paper, how to cite your sources in MLA format, how to use ProQuest and EBSCO, information literacy tutorials, and many more.
Take a look at your major's subject guide to see the websites and online resources that AAU librarians have recommended as excellent resources. Each subject guide contains links to professional organizations, blogs, online image collections, and more, all chosen specifically for your major!