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AVON delivers almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including Anthropology, Business, Counseling, Film, Health, History, Music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with unlimited access. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in AVON makes it a useful resource for both Profs and students, giving libraries an excellent video resource they can depend on. ProQuest has made this database available to libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be available to NSCAD users until June 30th 2020.
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Practice makes perfect with Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts – the ultimate guide to a visual arts education. This comprehensive resource offers instant, searchable access to over 170 books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines. Bloomsbury has made this database available to libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bloomsbury Design Library provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day.

It offers an expanding range of authoritative reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images, which are fully searchable and underpinned by an intuitive taxonomy for seamless navigation. Bloomsbury has made this database accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Showcasing nearly 3,000 fashion videos from the YOOX-NET-A-PORTER Runway Archive Collections, the Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive documents fashion’s most spectacular era, from 1979 to 2003. Collection highlights include Vivienne Westwood’s provocative shows, disruptive innovators Hussein Chalayan and Rei Kawakubo, les enfants terribles Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, and the rise of the supermodels.

The videos are accompanied by exclusive scholarly articles that provide essential context to the collection, shedding light on key shows, the evolution of trends, iconic designers, and the transformation of runway spectacles to performance art. Articles have been specially curated by Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at FIT, New York. This database has been made available by Bloomsbury to libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Screen Studies is a dynamic digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber and the British Film Institute to support moving-image studies. It is an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning in film history, theory, and practice. Bloomsbury has made this database available to libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Curio.ca is a subscription-based educational streaming platform targeting educational institutions from primary through to post-secondary levels across Canada. You can now access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada on a provisional basis.
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Database of OER (Open Educational Resources) sources. OER are freely accessible, openly licensed text and media resources that are used for teaching and research.
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