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American Consumer CultureVCU
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 TextVCU
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 NetVCU
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.
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 PeriodicalsVCU
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.
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.
Black Design in AmericaVCU
An asynchronous design history course focused on African Americans and the African diaspora in graphic design.
Bloomsbury Design LibraryVCU
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.
Bloomsbury Fashion CentralVCU
Contains Berg Fashion Library, Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive, and Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive, providing cross-searchable access to content on world dress and fashion. Includes e-books, reference works, images, and more.
Bloomsbury Video Library (formerly Artfilms)VCU
Digital video streaming collection of films for arts education and arts practitioners. Includes films produced by Contemporary Arts Media as well as independent artists, film producers, and arts organizations.
Cahiers d'Art InstituteVCU
Digital catalogue raisonnés, comprehensive and annotated compilations of all known works by an artist. These works also contain videos and digital archives.
Ceramic AbstractsVCU 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.
Data Axle, formerly 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.
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.
Docuseek Complete CollectionVCU VIVA
Documentaries covering anthropology, area studies, the arts, criminal justice, education, environmental studies, global studies, health, history, political science, psychology, sciences, sociology, women's studies, and more.
Entrepreneurial Studies SourceVCU
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.
A global trend forecasting agency focused on the industries of fashion, interior design, and wellness. A personal account, using your VCU email, is required to use the CREATE area or save content.
Films on Demand Master Academic CollectionVCU
Streaming films covering core academic subjects. Also includes archival films and newsreels.
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies (Formerly GREENR)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.
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.
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 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.
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 FileVCU 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 CollectionVCU 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.
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 AcademicVCU
Register for an account for current access to nytimes.com. Users must be connected to the RamsVPN for remote access. Install the VPN here.
New York Times via NYT.comVCU
Important source of reporting information, and opinion on politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad.
Oxford Art OnlineVCU
Cross-searchable access to Oxford's Grove Art Online, an encyclopedia of art.
Parker Library on the WebVCU
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 OnlineVCU
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.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with IndexVCU
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.
Web-based mapping application that lets users create interactive maps, charts, and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.
Easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.
Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources. Our Market Outlooks provide market sizes, forecasts, key consumer markets and relevant automotive markets for up to 150 countries.
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic NovelsVCU
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
An online fashion design and business video library. Create an account with your VCU eID.
Urban Studies AbstractsVCU 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.
Vivvix (formerly AdSpender)VCU
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.
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.
Global advertising and marketing trends, including market intelligence, case studies, conference reports, articles, expenditure data, profiles of major brand owners, and consumer insight.
WGSN (World 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 ArchiveVCU
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.
Yale Art and Architecture ePortalVCU
Authoritative scholarly eBooks by academic and museum publishers as well as unique peer-reviewed content, covering art history, architecture, decorative art, photography, and design. Includes searchable images along with supplemental audio and video.