Media and Design

Research Guides


  • Academic Search Complete (Texshare)
    Offers information in nearly every area of academic study including computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language, linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and more.
  • ARTstor
    Digital library of images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Berg Fashion Library
    Provides text, image, and journal content on fashion, world dress and historical costume, through the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, an e-book collection, color image bank, and other sources.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Comprehensive resource for research in the fields of communication and mass media.  Provides the full text of more than 400 journals.
  • Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS)
    Resource for research and education in communications-related disciplines such as human communication studies, rhetoric, speech communication, mass communication, journalism, etc. UIW subscription does not include ComAbstracts or ComAnalytics.
  • Computer Source (Texshare)
    Provides information and current trends in technology. Topics include computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.
  • Historical Newspapers
    Searches historical newspaper content from the following publications: Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Washington Post. These titles may also be searched separately by going to the individual links in the UIW database list.
  • Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Texshare)
    Includes indexing and abstracts for 80 core information science and technology titles.
  • Internet Movie Database
    Searchable collection of information on movies and television shows including plot descriptions, cast and characters, music/ soundtrack information, awards, filming locations, producers & directors, reviews, etc.
  • Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe)
    Provides news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Sources include U.S. and international newspapers, federal and state case law, codes, company information, and more.
  • Newspaper Source (Texshare)
    Provides full text for national (U.S.) and international. newspapers. Also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more regional (U.S.) newspapers.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Gateway to searchable online art reference resources which includes: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Grove Art Online and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. This resource can be accessed by only a single user at a time.
  • Sourcing Journal Online
    Provides news and information on textile, soft goods, and apparel industries. Includes industry resources, commentary, and news analysis.
  • Vogue Archive
    Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.
  • Women's Wear Daily (WWD)
    Provides business news and trends covering the fashion and beauty communities. **This resource can be used by only five users at a time.
  • Women's Wear Daily (WWD) Archive
    Provides archival coverage of WWD reproduced from cover to cover in high-resolution color with fully searchable text.