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Art Full Text VCU
Citations, abstracts, and selected full-text for articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Includes selected full-text. Abstracts, 1994+; full-text, 1997+.

Artifex Press Catalogue Raisonne
Digital catalogue raisonnés, comprehensive and annotated compilations of all known works by an artist. These works also contain videos and digital archives.

Arts: Search VCU
A resource for research into the history of modern design and the applied arts, formerly designinform. Arts: Search consists of three linked databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), Design ProFILES (DP), and ReVIEW.

ARTstor VCU
ARTstor is a digital library of more than two million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals VCU
Citations from the international architecture literature. Also includes archaeology, city planning, interior design and set design.

Berg Fashion Library VCU
Provides cross-searchable access to interdisciplinary text and image content on world dress and fashion. Includes e-books, reference works, images, and more.

BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art
Covers European and American art from antiquity to the present. Includes RILA and RAA.

Bloomsbury Design Library VCU
Bloomsbury Design Library offers cross-searchable access to a broad and expanding range of encyclopedias, reference works, e-books, images, and more covering the global history, theory, and practice of crafts and design.

Ceramic Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Abstracts from the international literature.

Comic Book Index
A searchable index to over 42,000 comic books that can be accessed in Cabell Library's Special Collections and Archives. The index will continue to expand to reflect new additions to the collection.

Contemporary Artists Index VCU
The Contemporary Artists Index is a unique resource that indexes artists, artists groups, and designers whose work has appeared in select resources. It is especially helpful for researching emerging artists.

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) VCU
International index to articles in more than 450 design and craft journals. Also contains data on designers, craftspeople, studios, schools, workshops, and firms.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source VCU
Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, case studies and company profiles.

GreenFILE VCU
References to content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Covers Journal of Ecology (1913- ) and Planning Outlook (1948- ) from volume 1, issue 1.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) VCU
Covers emerging green technologies, the environment, sustainability, energy systems, agriculture, climate change, population, and more.

JSTOR VCU
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. (Backfiles end 3 - 5 years prior to current date). JSTOR collections available at VCU

Library Stack VCU
Library Stack is an online archive of digital arts publications from the fields of contemporary art, graphic design, architecture, film and philosophy. Library Stack draws from diverse global platforms, and has a particular focus on hybrid works.

Material Connexion VCU
Collection of over 4,500 innovative materials and processes. Resource for designers of all disciplines - industrial, furniture, packaging, graphics, fashion, interior design, landscape architecture, and transportation.

Materials Business File VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA

Materials Research Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Search multiple databases in materials science.

Mintel VCU
Full-text market research reports covering US and global consumer markets. Reports analyze market share, segmentation, and trends. Upon first login register with your VCU email address.

New York Times VCU
More than a newspaper for an American city, the New York Times is an international record of national and world news, as well as personal stories of how events affect individuals. Issues available through 2014.

Oxford Art Online VCU
Integrated searchable access to Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and more. Three floating seats available.

Parker Library on the Web VCU
High-resolution digital copy of every imageable page of most manuscripts in the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College.

Plunkett Research Online VCU
Analysis and market research for important industry sectors. Includes trend analysis, statistics, organizations, company profiles, information for job-seekers, and ability to create custom reports.

SimplyAnalytics VCU
A web-based analytics, and data visualization application that makes it easy for anyone to create interactive maps, charts, and reports.

Social Explorer VCU
Easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels VCU
Documents the entire spectrum of underground and independent North American and European comics and graphic novels. Includes over 75,000 pages of original material from the 1950s to today, along with interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism.

University of Fashion VCU
An online fashion design and business video library. Create an account with your VCU eID.

Urban Studies Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Covers trends in urbanization, urban affairs, community development, urban history, housing and real estate, and architecture and urban design.

Vogue Archive VCU
Image-rich primary source for the study of fashion, gender and modern social history. It presents a portrait of its era through photographs, articles, and advertisements. Contains every page of Vogue Magazine from 1892 to the present.

Warc VCU
Global advertising and marketing trends, including market intelligence, case studies, conference reports, articles, expenditure data, profiles of major brand owners, and consumer insight.

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) VCU
Focusing on the areas and intersections of fashion, style, and commerce, WGSN provides a global view on trends in design. Its archive contains more than 5 million images from the runways, the street, retail outlets, and design sketches.

Women's Wear Daily Archive VCU
The entire run of Women's Wear Daily (1910-6 months ago), a fundamental resource for the fashion industry, with searchable text. For the past 6 months' content, visit wwd.com. Access to Women's Wear Daily Online.

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