Databases (10 results)

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) [via Proquest] [via ProQuest]
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Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) contains abstracts and bibliographic records relating to aspects of design and crafts, from textiles and ceramics to vehicle design, advertising and sustainability. Covers journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.
Coverage: 1973-present
Tags: Art, Design
World Global Style Network (WGSN) – Insight
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With coverage and analysis into the world of consumers, WGSN Insight is a trend-spotting resource. Featuring original and thought-provoking content on the consumer, marketing, retail, and innovation trends.
Coverage: Current
Tags: Consumers, Forecasting, Marketing, Retail, Trend Spotting
World Global Style Network (WGSN) – Fashion
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WGSN is a major fashion trend forecaster. The site includes both long-term and seasonal trend analysis, real-time industry news, and coverage of catwalks, trade shows, and street fashion.
Coverage: Current
Tags: Design, Fashion, Forcasting, Market Research, Marketing
ARTstor
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Searchable database of digital images.
CAMEO: Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online [via Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]
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Technical information on the distinct terms, materials, and techniques used in the fields of art conservation and historic preservation. "The MATERIALS database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials." Very useful for some design questions.
Coverage: 1997 - current
ClasePeriodica [via Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico]
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Index of Latin American journals books, essays, book reviews, conference proceedings, technical reports and interviews. 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, focus on Pan-American issues, topics in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and technology from over 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.
Coverage: 1975-2009
Tags: Latin America, Social Science
Food and Drink in History [via Adam Matthew Digital]
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Explores five centuries of primary source material documenting the story of food and drink. Collectively, these materials illustrate linkage between food, identify, politics, power, gender, race and socio-economic status. Includes printed and manuscript cookbooks, advertising ephemera, government reports, films, and illustrated content documenting evolution within everyday life and the public sphere. International content includes a range of food cultures and traditions.
Coverage: 1500s - 2005
Getty Publications Virtual Library [via Getty Publications]
An open, online repository of several hundred Getty publication books, available as high-quality scans to read online, or to download in their entirety. Includes titles published by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute, spans 45 years of publishing beginning in the 1960s, and covers the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, landscape, design, conservation, religion, and the humanities.
Coverage: 1960 -
Kanopy Films Streaming Service [via Kanopy]
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Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. Collections include titles from the DEFA Film Library, ArtMattan Films, HBO, Frameline, Ruscico, Pragda, BBC, Flicker Alley, National Film Board of Canada, First Run Features, Cinema Libre Studio, New Day Films, and the Criterion Collection/Janus Films. Please note: only documentaries and Criterion Collection are available at this time.
Coverage: 2000 - present