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  • eBook resource that features important works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. It makes key works published by Yale University Press available in digital format along with texts from partners such as MIT Press, Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, and Harvard Museums. This growing collection of more than 200 ebooks provides unlimited simultaneous user access.
  • Streaming resource
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  • Academic Video Online (AVON) provides access to more than 63,000* (and growing) videos all cross-searchable from a single platform. Includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive tiles.
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  • Films across all art forms: from performing to performance, from music to electronic media, from physical to spiritual, from visual arts to photography, fashion and later included philosophy and religion, gastronomy, history and politics and psychology. More than 5000 films, international in scope.
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  • Streaming service for popular and classic films. Film Studios included:
  • Universal Studios
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • MGM Studios
  • Sony Pictures
  • VVS Films
  • Lionsgate Film
  • open access resource
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  • BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS (BC ARTISTS) is an extensive digital finding aid to reference information on more than 19,300 artists who worked or are working in British Columbia, from the 1700s to the present day. Artist information has been compiled from more than 3,000 bibliographic references, including exhibition catalogues, books, prospectii, newspaper reviews, archival records, personal correspondence, websites, and artist statements. The bibliographic references are linked to the artist index with more than 37,000 individual cross-references. Thousands more references are contained in 1,640 artist biographical files.
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  • Resource for video art and new media. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 4,000 new and historical video works by artists. The EAI collection spans the mid-1960s to the present.
  • Streaming resource
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  • Feature and documentary films licensed by the ECU Library for research and teaching purposes by current Emily Carr University students, faculty and staff.
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  • Stash Issue No. 1 2004 to present includes:
    – TV and cinema advertising
    – Title and broadcast designs
    – Music videos
    – Brand films
    – Game trailers and cinematics
    – Short films
    – Behind the scenes features
    – Exclusive interviews
  • Streaming resource
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  • Includes over 1000 films and series from the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America.
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