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Illustration - Recommended Sources

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Search more than 600 reference books at once.  Results include definitions, longer explanations and images.  The Concept Map feature is useful for essay planning.

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eLexicons not in Discovery 

eLexicons include Typography, Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Illustration, and Lettering. It includes over 2,500 biographical entries of key designers in these areas and provides examples of their work. You can easily see who has influenced whom, who is working within particular movements, with particular typefaces and so on.

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A research initiative which aims to support, promote, encourage and strengthen the production of artists' books at the University of Portsmouth

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A virtual reference resource relating to all aspects of the visual arts.  It includes links to images and other useful features such as history of art timelines.

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WGSN is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries.  Off campus access is available via the Web Proxy

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Discover the University of Portsmouth’s Art-Zines collection.

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A database of more than a million images related to visual arts and culture. You can create, save and share groups of images and make presentations too.

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High quality production music for TV, film, advertising and corporate video. Pre-cleared for worldwide and multi-platform use.  Students should contact their course leaders in order to set up an account.

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Watch UK TV programmes from 2007 onwards, including many films and useful documentaries.

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Culture Grid provides access to UK arts, culture and heritage collections. You can also access European collections through Europeana. Results draw on image, audio and video artefacts.

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Search, view, and download thousands of video, image and audio resources from many different collections covering news, documentaries, popular culture and much more. This was formerly known as Jisc Media Hub.

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Includes access to over 100,000 images from a range of collections including the Design Council Archive, Imperial War Museum, London College of Fashion, National Fine Art Collection and Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection.

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