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Anatomy.TV VCU
Interactive 3D models of human anatomy. This database works most effectively with Internet Explorer.

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+.

Art Index Retrospective VCU
Electronic version of Art Index, volumes 1-32. Contains all citations found in the print version. Supplements Art Index (1984 - present).

ARTbibliographies Modern VCU
Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art.

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.

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.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database VCU
More than 500,000 citations from academic and popular film journals. Also includes the "Treasures from Film Archives" dataset which includes credits for silent-film era holdings in film archives and selected reference volumes.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text VCU
Contains indexing and abstracts, as well as full-text articles and chapters from journals and books relating to the field of film and television.

Filmakers Library Online VCU
Award-winning documentaries and independent films presenting points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

International Bibliography of Art VCU
International Bibliography of Art, the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), covers European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945.

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

Kanopy Streaming VCU
Streaming documentaries, feature films, shorts, and more. Includes films from The Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, Michael Blackwood, Kino Lorber and many more.

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.

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.

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.

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