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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. If you have trouble accessing any of these resources, contact AAU Library.

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 full text articles from over 1,600 magazines, journals and newspapers covering art, technology, agriculture, education, science, humanities, law, business, and more.

Flipster Magazines

  • Access Art and Design digital magazine titles online from a computer or download them to a smartphone or tablet using the Flipster mobile app for offline reading.
  • Flipster App: How to Guide (PDF)

Exact Editions Magazines

  • Access digital magazine titles from the Exact Editions Fashion and Culture Collection and the Architecture Collection.


  • Full text scholarly journals covering a wide range of arts, architecture, music, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
  • JSTOR Research Guides. Provides information on how to research using JSTOR.

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Full Text Electronic Books

Ebook Central

  • 9,000+ full text books in a wide variety of subjects, including art, history, and technology.
  • Create citations, mark your place, highlight text, and make notes.
  • Ebook Central Help Guides
  • Check out our Ebook Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
  • *note: we recommend using Chrome or Safari if you're accessing eBooks on your tablet.

EBSCO Ebook Collection

  • EBSCO ebooks offers a small collection of ebook titles that can be accessed online.
  • *note: we recommend using Chrome or Safari if you're accessing eBooks on your tablet.

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

  • Features Grove 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 Help Guides and Videos

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Digital Images

LUNA Digital Image Collections

  • Search over 340,000 images, including over 114,000 works of art from the collections of contributing museums, universities and archives. Architectural photographs, gardens and landscapes, political Americana, historical maps, fashion plate collections and much more.
  • See our Digital Images page for more image resources and information.

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Video Resources

Kanopy Video Streaming

  • Stream features, documentaries, and independent films with the Kanopy app on smartphones, tablets, and computers.

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Materials Resources

Material ConneXion Database

  • Comprehensive online database of thousands of material types, including unique, innovative and sustainable materials.
  • Search by material type, material name, manufacturer name, or country or origin.

The Stacks

  • The Stacks works in tandom with the materials database. Within the Stacks you will find material deep dives, industry insights, sustainability webinars, trend reports, glossary of terms and much more!
  • To create a new account, click here. You will need to use your AAU email address (art.edu, academyart.edu, etc.) and check your email at: https://outlook.office.com. for information on logging in.

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Business & Company Information

Business Market Research Collection

  • 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.


  • Before accessing Mintel, you will need to scroll down and click on the checkbox, "I, Accept".
  • 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.


  • Case studies, company reports, trend reports, consumer insights, and more!
  • Great information on advertising, merchandising, marketing, and market analysis.
  • Contains data and reports from sources worldwide including Admap, International Journal of Advertising, ESOMAR, Euromonitor, and the Journal of Advertising Research.
Business Company Databases Tutorial Getting Started with Business and Company Information Handout

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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 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!

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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.

Sourcing Journal

  • 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.


  • Provides access to 4 million images, information on trade shows, fashion trend analysis, and information on interiors and beauty.
  • Library users only have access to the FASHION section of the site.
  • WGSN education accounts need to be reactivated every 120 days. If you are ON CAMPUS, click here to reactivate your account.
  • If you are accessing WGSN OFF CAMPUS click on WGSN above, them click on LOG IN link in the upper right hand corner of the screen to reactivate your account.


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

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Music Database

Music Library

  • All contents of the Music Library are from “The Hollywood Edge Music Library” collection, published in 2001 by The Hollywood Edge, which was acquired by Sound Ideas in 2015. Tracks are in WAV format and are copyright and royalty-free.
  • 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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