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Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.
This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishes and university presses.
Gain Unlimited Access to 201,500 E-Books Across Many Subjects: Business and economics, Humanities, Education, Social Science, Philosophy, Technology and engineering.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico.
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ArtxHistory is an open digital space facilitated by institutions, faculty, students, curators, artists, and historians who are dedicated to open, accessible, and inclusive scholarship. The core intent of Artxhistory is to replace dominant white, male, heteronormative, advantaged, celebrity narratives with a more inclusive art history balanced with the work of women, artists of color, LGBTQIA+ persons, intersectional makers, and the self-taught.
Critierion-on-Demand is Criterion Pictures' on-line digital delivery feature film platform and includes:
A Dedicated Post-Secondary Bilingual Website that offers Title Information, Search Capabilities, List New Releases and Accept Title Requests
More than 1500 Titles
More than 1100 French titles
Approximately 135 Foreign Language Films with English Subtitles
More than 100 Documentary Features
Closed Captioned Titles when Available
Docuseek streams essential independent, social-issue and environmental films to colleges and universities, providing exclusive access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution. The NSCAD Library purchases select titles from Docuseek to support courses taught at NSCAD.
"The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) is a database of full-text electronic resources such as articles, e-books, theses, government publications, videos, oral histories, and digitized archival documents and photographs. The iPortal content has a primary focus on Indigenous peoples of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond.
This initiative began in 2005 at the University of Saskatchewan as a resource for faculty, students, researchers, and members of the community and currently links to about 65,000 items. Anyone can use the freely available materials in the iPortal but some resources are licensed and may only be available from your own library." -iPortal
Note: When searching iportal, you can select NSCAD University from the list of institutions when viewing a record for a non-open access resouce. This links to NSCAD's link resolver, allowing you to see if the item is available in NSCAD's collections, or request it for document delivery.
Smarthistory is a free and open resource for the study of art history created by art historians. Smarthistory provides images, peer-reviewed essays, and videos in the areas of art and cultural history from the Paleolithic era to the 21st century including the art of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.