The Art Institute of Washington Library resources include the following subscription databases.
Contains 1,000 full-text scripts as well as a bibliographic and biographical database of directors and writers, presenting the medium’s reflection on American attitudes and life. Sample titles include: The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, Ben Hur, Casablanca, Raging Bull, The Maltese Falcon, Hotel Rwanda, Some Like It Hot, The Last Temptation of Christ, Sunset Boulevard, Witness, Taxi Driver, The African Queen, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, JFK, Platoon, The Searchers, Twelve Monkeys, Rebel Without a Cause, The Hustler, My Own Private Idaho,and The Sting.
Provides access to streaming video of more than 1,000 documentaries and independent films from around the world. Sample films include: Fire Eyes, First Contact, Guardians of the Flutes, My American Girls, Original Intent, A Panther in Africa,Paradise Bent, Prison Lullabies, Race to Execution, The Split Horn, T-Shirt Travels, Today's Man, Walking the Line, All Power to the People, The Danish Solution, Guestworker, and Lynchburg Story.
Contains over 250 streaming online titles representing the foundation of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Covers silent feature films, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. Highlights works of filmmakers including Georges Méliès, Buster Keaton, Fritz Lang, Charles Chaplin, F.W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, Ernst Lubitsch, Victor Sjostrom, Erich von Stroheim, Carl T. Dreyer, Edwin S. Porter, and many others. Key titles included are Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Battleship Potemkin, Intolerance, Nosferatu, Faust, Die Nibelungen, The Great Train Robbery, The General, Foolish Wives,Way Down East, L’Age D’Or, Metropolis, and Ann Boleyn.
Online archive of animation and VFX. Features over 120 hours of commercials, music videos, broadcast design virals, game cinematics, short films and Behind the Scenes features.
AdAge is one of advertising’s top resources for news and analysis. This resource also includes Creativity, a selection of the best print, video, and interactive ads, and the DataCenter, which provides information about advertising agencies, demographics, and more.
Considered a leader in business information, this resource provides 1,000 books, 9,000 case studies, 1 million company profiles, 1,400 country economic reports, 20,000 industry reports, 8,100 executive and analyst interviews, 2,400 market research reports, 2,400 peer-reviewed journals, 1,600 trade and general business magazines, and 3,500 SWOT analyses.Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Combining the resources of CommSearch (National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (Penn State), this database presents 500 full-text journals with coverage dating to 1915.
Provides access to approximately 75 million businesses worldwide; 44,000 leading businesses enriched with Hoover's editorial content, including 600 industries, and content from Million Dollar Database.
Learning Express Library is an award winning resource that provides a broad range of educational and career-oriented resources including individual learning centers with access to related tests, sources, eBooks, and other center-specific content. Courses and content are available for improving proficiency in reading, writing, and math as well as workplace skills such as business writing, core computer skills, interviewing, etc.
Provides business and market information on industries from Consumer Goods and Food & Beverage to Life Sciences and Technology through research reports from leading global publishers, with new reports added monthly. More than just raw data, these reports include industry interviews, competitive analysis, market trends, product innovations, buyer behavior, and market share.
Reference USA is the premier provider in business and consumer information. Locate and research more than 14 million U.S. businesses, including an additional 4 million new U.S. businesses, and 1.5 million Canadian businesses. Also includes U.S. White Pages.
Offers full text of 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications including business journals, newspapers, and newswires. Includes titles from Crain Communications.
Coverage on topics including aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, and more through full-text health reference books, encyclopedias, health reports, consumer health pamphlets, and leaflets. Also includes medical images and diagrams and over 2,000 Health Daily videos from NBC Digital Health Network.
The Culinary Arts Collection includes 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as reference content from Delmar, Cengage Learning. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
DV Cuisine Streaming Videos
This package of digital videos from DV Cuisine includes 10 culinary documentaries covering a range of topics, focusing especially on major culinary competitions. Classroom use of these videos is permitted. Titles include On the Road to the Bocuse d’Or, The Bocuse d’Or: Going for Gold, Bocuse 2007, Master Chef: Taste of a Lifetime, The Road to the Culinary Olympics, World Pastry Cup: Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, The World Pastry Cup: Sweet Rewards, World Baking Cup: the Best Bread in the World, The Mystique of the Truffle, and Making a Difference: the Story of Fred and Linda Hawkshaw.
Offers over 1,800 full-text journals, books, magazines, and trade publications in addition to over 1,000 key food industry and market reports. Coverage includes the sectors of agribusiness, food and beverage science, food packaging, food processing, food safety, food service, food shipping, food/culinary innovation, food related product development, and more.
Provides access to over 830 full-text titles including periodicals, company and country reports, and books. Domestic and international in scope with material collected from countries and regions such as Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Subject areas covered include: culinary arts, demographics and statistics, development and investment, food and beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management and administrative practices, leisure and business travel, market trends, technology, and more.
Provided by the National Restaurant Association, this resource grants access to data and analysis on economic indicators affecting restaurants including sales, food and menu prices, industry employment, and more.
Includes Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, extensive eBook collection, reference works, and a vast image bank. Great resource for information related to anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, cultural studies, fashion and textiles.
Full-text access to more than 9,100 records connecting the environment with disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Popular topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Provides access to a searchable database that provides information on over 1,400 different materials. They can be searched multiple ways, including product name, process, application or keyword. Data and specifications for each material are included.
Provides reports, reviews, and trends from the frontlines of the fashion world. The interactive StyleSight search lets you build your own workspace of looks, colors, trends, and more.
Provides coverage related to scientific and technological aspects of textile production and processing through the availability of 50 full-text journals and 50 full-text books. Subjects covered include: biology, chemicals and dyes, chemistry, environmental issues, manufacturing techniques, physics, textiles and products, and the properties of natural and synthetic fibers and yarns.
Streaming video collection consisting of three parts: 1. Videofashion Fast Track series starting with the 2014 Spring/Summer collection with new collections added upon release; 2. The Year in Fashion collection (also known as Millennium Fashion Series) with access to 1985-2013 content, with new editions added as released; and 3. The Designer Marathon collection.
Access the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to present. More than 400,000 high-resolution color page images are included. Great resource for fashion design, fashion marketing, costume design, gender studies, visual arts, history, literature, film studies, business studies, and cultural studies.
Online version and archives of the popular fashion print publication. This resource provides the full text of articles and photography in each issue published since 1994.
Working in conjunction with Textile Technology Complete, this database covers developments and innovations in the textile industry.
Use this tool to browse the list of journals available in our online collections or to locate a specific journal title in our databases.
Access all our EBSCO Research Databases with this link. Get access to articles, books, images, and more in all disciplines.
Designed for the research needs of two-year colleges and relevant associates programs with 2,000 full-text journals and 350 full-text books covering programs including culinary arts, fashion design, graphic arts, interior design, photography, and more.
Contains top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines including Biography Today and Biography. Provides coverage of more than 600,000 individuals with over 2.2 million records. Narrative profiles average 3,000 words in length. Includes 35,000 images.
Online version of the print resource. In addition to weekly issues and job listings, contains daily updates on a variety of topics of interest in higher education, which are not archived.
Online reference library, providing access to the full text of over 516 quality reference titles on every major subject from more than 80 publishers. Credo’s collection contains dictionaries, bilinguals, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature.
Collection of over 1500 electronic books offering programmatic support and general education titles.
Fulfills literary needs with over 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, 89,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, 258,000 author biographies, 774,500 book reviews, 113,800 classic and contemporary poems, 27,500 classic and contemporary short stories, 8,800 author interviews, 2,700 literary reference books, 900 literary journals and magazines, 35 volumes of new contemporary literature titles from Salem Press, 40 full-text literary study guides and 72 literary videos pertaining to classic works and authors.
Provides cover-to-cover full text of more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers. Added bonus of selective full text from more than 330 regional U.S. newspapers as well.
Formerly a Wilson database, this resource is more robust than the previous subscribed OmniFile Full Text Select, with over 3,100 full-text publications dating to 1994 and over 500 podcasts and videos on a range of art, humanities, and science subjects. Covers core subjects including applied sciences, art, education, humanities, law, social sciences, and technology.
Presents topic overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument) for topics including abortion, censorship, global issues, human rights, medicine and ethics, national debate topics, substance abuse, war and peace, and more. Offers 1,300 main essays, political magazines, newspapers, radio and TV transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books. Provides Guide to Critical Analysis to aid in evaluation.
Provides access to over 12 million photographs dating to 1826. Also contains approximately 36,000 sound bits and a professionally produced collection of more than 340,000 graphics including maps, graphs, charts, logos, flags, and illustrations.
Considered an art super-database, combining content from EBSCO and its recently acquired Wilson. This resource provides 630 full-text journals, 220 full-text books, and over 63,000 images. This resource includes international coverage and art reproduction records.
One of the leading production music libraries in the industry. Over 150,000 tracks of high-quality original music and 36,000 sound effects clips.
Contracted for use in student and faculty educational works! Provides over 2.5 million images from 53 top collections including Corbis, Dorling Kindersley Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and more. All images are available for educational use.
Offers online self-paced tutorials using design and animation software.
Over 300 online tutorials taught by leading visual effects artists, concept designers, illustrators and sculptors.
Provides tutorials in QuickTime and Flash formats for programs related to animation, audio, business applications, graphics & page layout, Web development, multimedia, video, and much more.