Databases A-Z

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Material ConneXion provides access to images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information for over 7,000 materials for use in all design disciplines.

Premier national life sciences database sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Abstracts with some online access. Generally covers publications from 1946 to the present, with some older material.

Encyclopedic coverage of all aspects of fine and applied arts and architecture from all eras, including non-Western art. Provides access to The Grove Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Oxford's Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. (Tip: When emailing an article from Oxford Art Online, first save it as a pdf on your desktop and then attach the pdf to your email.)

A unique work of reference, covering the book, broadly conceived, throughout the world from ancient to modern times. Includes a series of introductory essays alongside an A-Z section of over 5,000 entries. Covers traditional book-related subjects such as bibliography, palaeography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, textual criticism, book collecting, and libraries, but also includes newer disciplines such as the history of the book and the electronic book.

Indexes conference proceedings and papers presented at conferences worldwide, from 1993 to the present.

Points of View Reference Center provides an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and bibliography for over 300 topics of current interest, such as Censorship, Human Rights, and Gender Issues. For each topic, this database also offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics.

Proquest's Dissertations & Theses Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses from other schools free of charge. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service. It has 80 languages, and 50 languages in which to learn them.

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An online resource for new media art. Provides access to the Rhizome ArtBase, articles, career resources, and an online exhibition space. Includes images, videos, artists’ statements and profiles, articles and essays.

An inspiring archive of animation, VFX, and motion design from some of today’s top artists. Includes animation, VFX, and motion design videos; stills and style frames; production notes; behind-the-scenes coverage; music downloads; and advanced Digital Tutors courses. (Tip: From the STASH home page, click IP-Based Login to access the entire archive and Digital Tutors.)