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  • Art Full Text
    1977 - present

    EBSCO database providing access to scholarly articles, art reproductions, artist interviews and profiles, and more. Also covers related fields, such as media, culture, women's studies, and history.

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  • AHRnet / Art History Research net
    1893 - 1986

    Provides access to journals relating to fine arts, decorative arts, and design and biographies of over 40,000 artists, architects, craftspeople, and designers from the 1800s through present day.

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  • Art Full Text
    1977 - present

    EBSCO database providing access to scholarly articles, art reproductions, artist interviews and profiles, and more. Also covers related fields, such as media, culture, women's studies, and history.

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  • Art Index Retrospective
    1929 - 1984

    EBSCO database providing access to scholarly articles, art reproductions, artist interviews and profiles published between 1929 and 1984. Predecessor to Art Full Text.

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  • ARTbibliographies Modern
    1960s - present

    Contains abstracts and full text of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews relating to modern and contemporary art.

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  • ARTstor

    Large collection of digital images in the areas of arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from the world's museums, archives, libraries, scholars, and artists.

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  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    1934 to present

    ProQuest database that indexes journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation.

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  • Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
    1973 - present

    Collection of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards.

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  • Vogue Archive
    1892 - present

    The Vogue Archive database of fashion, style, and design includes searchable content of every page of every issue of American Vogue from 1892 forward. More than 400,000 high-resolution pages includ...

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  • WGSN: Fashion
    1998 - present

    News, information and images for the fashion and style industries. Coverage on fashion trends, forecasting, design, company profiles, and news items on e-commerce, finance, advertising, and marketing.

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  • WGSN: Insight

    Coverage and analysis into the world of consumers; publisher’s flagship trend product. Features original and thought-provoking content on consumer, marketing, retail and innovation trends.

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  • WGSN: Lifestyle & Interiors

    In-depth reports and trends on marketing strategy and experience design. It includes color forecasts, information on material research, coverage of trade shows, and consumer research news.

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  • Art and Architecture in Video

    This online streaming film collection delivers over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for ...

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  • ARTstor

    Large collection of digital images in the areas of arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from the world's museums, archives, libraries, scholars, and artists.

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  • Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture
    17th-early 20th centuries

    The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture collects and creates electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on Early America. I...

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  • firstVIEW (fashion)
    Prior Fashion Season

    FirstVIEW is a web site of recent runway fashions shows from Sydney, Milan, London, Paris and New York featuring apparel from world-famous designers. The current fashion season is not included in t...

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  • Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection: Digital Collection

    The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is a teaching collection of over 13,000 textile artifacts based in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Images for over 9,00...

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  • Material ConneXion

    Material ConneXion is the largest global resource of new materials. Its library houses over 3,500 new and innovative materials representing eight categories: polymers, glass, ceramics, carbon-based...

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  • WGSN: Fashion
    1998 - present

    News, information and images for the fashion and style industries. Coverage on fashion trends, forecasting, design, company profiles, and news items on e-commerce, finance, advertising, and marketing.

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  • WGSN: Insight

    Coverage and analysis into the world of consumers; publisher’s flagship trend product. Features original and thought-provoking content on consumer, marketing, retail and innovation trends.

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  • WGSN: Lifestyle & Interiors

    In-depth reports and trends on marketing strategy and experience design. It includes color forecasts, information on material research, coverage of trade shows, and consumer research news.

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  • Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database

    The Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database is an online resource for the study of craft traditions, manufacturing, state and local history, and material culture. This searchable archive brings together...

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