Alexander Street Press offers video, audio and text-based resources covering an extensive range of subjects. This site allows users to cross-search the content purchased by the University of Melbourne Library. It features a single, fully integrated platform, offering access to thousands of full-length streaming video titles and audio recordings. Almost every video in the collection is fully transcribed in addition to being indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type. Users can also select to view a single subject collection by using the dropdown menu at the top of the homepage.
Art Index Retrospective : 1929 -1984 provides users access to over half a century of art literature covering fine, decorative, and commercial art. Content includes high-quality indexing of nearly 600 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed, and citations of over 25,000 book reviews.
Art Sales Catalogues Online (ASCO) offers easy access to complete historical art sales catalogues for the period 1600 to 1900. ASCO contains the online edition of the Répetoire des Catalogues de Ventes Publiques by Frits Lugt combined with the ability to view complete art sales catalogues. This database provides a multitude of search options. Many recently discovered catalogues have been added and corrections to the original Répertoire have been made. The database can be consulted both in French and in English. It also features The Libraries database giving the opportunity to locate libraries with holdings of art sales catalogues.
ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art, with approximately 12-13,000 new entries being added each year. Entries date back as far as the late 1960s. ABM contains information on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, plus photography since its invention and includes abstracts of English and foreign-language material on famous and lesser-known artists, movements, and trends.
The Arts Premium Collection encompasses cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas not covered in more general databases. Subject areas include: Art, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Film/Screen Studies, Music, Performing Arts, and more. With international coverage, and access to the definitive indexes in these fields, the Arts Premium Collection supports academic inquiry and is a rich source for comprehensive arts literature reviews.
The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. ARTstor's community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
With over 190,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Entries are clear and concise, and Benezit contains thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. In addition to its outstanding scope and depth, two features in particular make Benezit unique among art reference works: its superb coverage of obscure artists and the inclusion of images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps.
The Berg Fashion Library provides access to integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. It covers all regions of the world, with in-depth content from pre-history to the present day contributed by internationally-renowned scholars. The database Includes includes a vast image bank of clothing from all periods of history across the globe, an interactive timeline, an exhibition archive, over 90 ebooks as well as The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, The Berg Companion to Fashion, and The Dictionary of Fashion History.
This database is the premier source of information for all 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.
Film & Television Literature Index is the definitive index to film and television literature. It is a bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications (and selected coverage of 300). The earliest journal to be indexed dates from 1914.
The First World War collection is made up of three modules. I. The Personal Experiences module is a collection of primary source documents drawn from archives across the globe. The documents are varied in scope and offer a remarkable window on the lives and experiences of men and women during the First World War. II. The Propaganda and Recruitment module contains a varied range of material, from aerial leaflets and atrocity propaganda to international posters, postcards, cartoons and political pamphlets. III. The Visual Perspectives and Narratives module features a diverse range of unique material from the unparalleled holdings of Imperial War Museums. This collection presents international perspectives on the conflict, the Home Front, the role of women during the war, and much more.