Research

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Images & Videos

Image & Video Databases

  • AP Images -  Historical and contemporary news photographs, logos, graphs, maps and timelines.
  • ARTstor - A million images in the arts, humanities, architecture and social sciences. 
  • Berg Fashion Library - Images, articles and other resources on world dress and fashion.
  • The British Library - Over 1 million free images of illustrations and other images to reuse
  • VCUQatar Fashion Videos (accessible only within VCUQatar campus)
  • firstView  - The world's largest fashion database.
  • Getty Open Content Program - Over 10,000 images from the J. Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute.
  • Google Art Project - Walk through the world's top museums. 
  • Material Connexion - Offers information and images of materials and processes for all design disciplines 
  • Oxford Art Online - Provides access to Grove Art Online and other Oxford encyclopaedias and dictionaries.
  • The Vogue Archive  - A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from 1892 to the current month.
  • UbuWeb - UbuWeb hosts a vast archive of online avant-garde media. The site features a large mp3 sound archive, alongside an extensive film/video collection including some vintage clips.
  • WGSN - (Worth Global Style Network) is a leading online fashion and design trend-analysis research service.

LUNA

Use LUNA for VCUQatar Library digital collections (on campus or VCU VPN access only). See videos on how to use LUNA. Ask for assistance from the library. Click here to see basic searching instructions for LUNA. To log into LUNA, please use your computer log-in and password. LUNA  includes: 

  • VCUQatar Images - digital images from the VCUQatar University Archives 

Other Useful Image Resources

  • Art Resource - Art Resource is a large fine art photo archive.

  • Creative Commons - Licensed images across several platforms including Flickr and Google Images.

  • Getty Images - Rights-managed and royalty free images.

  • Open F|S - Images from the Freer|Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute. Images can be used free of charge for non-commercial usages.

Tutorials

Lynda - online video tutorials & training

Lynda.com is an online training library with over 1,000 video based tutorials in 3D, audio, video, photography, graphic design, web and interactive design, business, software topics and development from expert instructors.

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Mango Languages - online language learning

Learn how to speak, read and understand English, Arabic or a dozen other languages with these interactive online tutorials.

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How to get started

You can access Mango Languages anywhere with your eID - just click on the link above to get started.

Mobile Tools

  • Browzine: Discover, read, and monitor top journals in your field from your iPad or tablet.
  • Discover Hot Articles: Download an app for iPhone, iPod or Android that shows you popular articles in your field.
  • WorldCat Mobile: Search for books and materials, call a library or map a route to a library near you.
  • Refworks Mobile: Find the VCU Group Code on our RefWorks Guide