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Ad$pender VCU
Ad$pender tracks millions of brands across 18 media and ranks top spenders by industry, parent, brand, etc. Find how, when and where the competition spends their advertising dollars.

American Consumer Culture VCU
Provides cross-searchable access to primary sources for the study of market research, consumerism, business and advertising in America. Three separate modules are included in the collection.

Art Full Text VCU
Citations, abstracts, and selected full text for articles from international periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, and art dissertations. Also indexes art reproductions from indexed periodicals across styles and art movements.

Art History Research Net VCU
A resource for research into the history of modern design and the applied arts consisting of three linked databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), Design ProFILES (DP), and ReVIEW. Formerly Arts: Search.

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

ARTstor VCU
Image database featuring a range of images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Collections have been contributed by leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals VCU
Citations for journal articles on architecture and design, covering subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior 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
Indexes and abstracts scholarly writing about the history of Western art from late antiquity to the present. Covers art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, exhibition and dealers' catalogs, and periodical articles. Includes RILA.

Bloomsbury Design Library VCU
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
A comprehensive database for the ceramics industry, providing international coverage on the manufacture, processing, applications, properties, and testing of traditional and advanced ceramics. Abstracts for periodicals, books and other sources.

Comic Book Index
A growing, searchable index to the comic book titles held in Cabell Library's Special Collections and Archives.

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 hundreds of design and craft journals. Also contains data on designers, craftspeople, studios, schools, workshops, and firms.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source VCU
Entrepreneurial Studies Source provides business students and researchers with current insights and trends in entrepreneurship and small business topics. It offers full-text business journals, books, case studies and company profiles.

Films on Demand Master Academic Collection VCU
Streaming films covering core academic subjects. Also includes archival films and newsreels.

GreenFILE VCU
Open access abstracts and select full-text titles covering global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Comprehensive coverage of the Journal of Ecology (1913-) among other titles.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) VCU
Topic summaries, scholarly articles, statistics, podcasts, and other materials on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Covers emerging green technologies, sustainability, energy systems, climate change, and more.

JSTOR VCU
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Backfiles end typically 3 - 6 years prior to the current date).

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
Extensive, comprehensive collection of innovative materials and processes, organized into polymers, cement-based materials, glass, metals, ceramics, natural materials, and carbon-based materials. Resource for designers of all disciplines.

Materials Business File VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Bibliographic coverage on the business and industry aspect of materials science, engineering, aerospace, and advanced technologies, covering news, product and process developments, plant development, international trade data, and more.

Materials Science & Engineering Collection VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Provides indexing, abstracts, and select full text for international literature on metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering applications. Includes METADEX, Copper and Polymer Library databases.

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
Full image of articles published in The New York Times including illustrations and advertisements. Covers from the first issue in 1851 to three years prior to the current year.

Oxford Art Online VCU
Cross-searchable access to Oxford's Grove Art Online and Benezit Dictionary of Artists, as well as access to The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Parker Library on the Web VCU
High-resolution copies of manuscripts in the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College. Manuscripts date from the sixth through the sixteenth centuries CE. Includes extensive bibliographic material related to the collection.

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.

referenceUSA VCU
ReferenceUSA provides research on businesses including data summaries by neighborhood, city or state and by type or size of business. Users can conduct market research for similar or competitive businesses in a specific locality or regional area.

SimplyAnalytics VCU
Web-based mapping application that lets users create interactive maps, charts, and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.

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
Primary source database focusing on underground and independent North American and European adult comics and graphic novels. Also includes 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
Citations and summaries to journal articles covering 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 millions of 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 Women's Wear Daily Online.

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