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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.

Anatomy.TV VCU
Interactive 3D models of human anatomy, including images of all bodily systems. Users may manipulate the images and view accompanying text, animations, dynamic MRI, and movie clips, as well as take interactive quizzes.

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.

Art Index Retrospective VCU
Electronic version of Art Index, volumes 1-32, indexing historical literature on a variety of art topics from the early twentieth century to 1984.

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

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.

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.

Digital Theatre + VCU
A platform for the performing arts providing students with access to full-length productions, interviews, texts, rehearsals, and other educational resources.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database VCU
In-depth bibliographic coverage of foremost academic and popular film journals internationally. Includes "Treasures from Film Archives" dataset which includes credits for silent film-era holdings in film archives and select reference volumes.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text VCU
Comprehensive bibliographic and full-text database of journal articles and books covering the spectrum of television and film. Covers areas such as film and television theory, preservation and restoration, cinematography, and more.

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

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

International Bibliography of Art VCU
Successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art, covering European art since late antiquity, American art since the colonial era, and global art since 1945. Indexes international journals, monographs, exhibition catalogues, 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).

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. The "Movies," "TV Series Package" and "Great Courses" categories are no longer available on an unlimited basis. VCU faculty can make requests for titles in these categories in advance, provided they are tied to course instruction.

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.

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.

Nineteenth-Century American Drama: Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1820-1900 VCU
Virtually every play published in the United States from 1820-1900, including annotated copies of prompt books and manuscripts.

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.

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.

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