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ABM ArtBibliographies Modern

Contemporary art and photography from the end of the 19th, the 20th and 21st centuries: articles, monographs, dissertations and exhibition catalogs since 1974.
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Art & Architecture Source

Database for visual and applied arts, design and architecture. Includes the databases Wilson Art Full-Text and Art Index Retrospective as well as 750 journals in full-text, references and abstracts from renowned international journals (USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Holland), 220 e-books and 63'000 images.
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ARTStor Digital Library

Collections of images from museums, private collectors, photographic agencies, photographers of architecture, etc. for use in research and teaching.
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Berg Fashion Library

Articles and images on fashion from the beginnings until today. Contains images from the V&A Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the "Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion", ca. 90 e-books as well as references to journal articles and other documents. Access limited to one simultaneous user.
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DAAI Design and Applied Arts Index

Bibliographic database from 1973 on new designers and the development of design in the following areas: ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, metals, textiles and fashion, furniture, interior design, architecture, web design, computer graphics, animation, product and industrial design, landscape architecture.
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IBA International Bibliography of Art

Applied art, architectural and art history, museum studies and conservation; bibliographic references from 2008. IBA is the successor of BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art).
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Oxford Art Online

Contains Grove Art, a 34 volume encyclopedia of international art and culture with links to pictures and information in museums and art collections as well as other Oxford reference works. Access limited to 6 SU.
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ABI/INFORM

Primarily business and economics (management, finance and banking, accounting, trade, etc.), but includes engineering journals and journals from other fields as well, more than a third of which are available in fulltext. ABI/INFORM Global and Trade&Industry are included in the subscription.
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ACM Digital Library

Information Technology: - ACM Digital Library: all their publications available in full-text (journals, conference reports, newsletters, special interest groups) - The Guide to Computing Literature: references to other - non-ACM - literature including dissertations and technical reports.
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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Architecture, history of architecture, protection of historical monuments, interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture and interior design, urban planning and development.
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Cambridge Books Online

All collections: Click on "Access to" to open the search interface for Cambridge e-Books. In "Advanced Search" mode you can limit your search to accessible content only. The e-books can be opened, saved and printed chapter by chapter as PDF. Unlimited simultaneous access. Titlelists by subject can be found below. 
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Dissertations & Theses (A&I)

References for more than 2.4 million dissertations and master's theses worldwide from 1861. Abstracts are available for dissertations from 1980 and for master's theses from 1988. Previews of the first 24 pages are available for some dissertations.
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Factiva

Newspapers and magazines worldwide, including several Swiss publications, as well as company information and press photographs. Alerts are not possible.
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FIAF

Abstracts from 300 film journals since 1972, brief information on 22'000 silent movies, a bibliography of the publications of the members of FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) and an international directory of film and TV documentation collections.
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Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Inspec

Published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE): Physics, Electronics, Information Technology, Control and Mechanical Engineering as well as interdisciplinary fields such as Nanotechnology, Geophysics, Biomedical and Material Sciences. References from IEEE, SPIE, commercial editors and government agencies.
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Journal Citation Reports

Provides information on academic journals, such as the impact factor, as a measure to assess the significance of a publication.
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Nexis deutsche Suchoberfläche

Swiss and international newspapers and magazines (e.g. Tages-Anzeiger, Handelszeitung, Le Temps, Le Monde, New York Times) as well as country and company information.
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Nexis interface française

Swiss and international newspapers and magazines (e.g. Tages-Anzeiger, Handelszeitung, Le Temps, Le Monde, New York Times) as well as country and company information.
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NZZ (via Genios)

Archive of the NZZ and NZZ Folio from 1993 to the present and the NZZ am Sonntag from 2002 to the present.
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Web of Science

Multidispiplinary database including:

  • Science Citation Index
  • Social Science Citation Index (with economics)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (with architecture)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index: - Science - Social Sciences & Humanities

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Art Discovery Group Catalogue

Virtual catalogue for art history.
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arthistoricum.net

Internet site specialized in art after 1945, produced by the Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB).
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Getty Research Portal

Contains digitised, partly ancient writings on art history.
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Sciences-arts.ch

Portal for art, music and theatre in Switzerland. In German or French.
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VADS

Database of illustrations from British art and design collections.
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