Research Guide

Finding Articles

Art Full Text – Full-text journal articles, art dissertations, and art reproductions. Covers all aspects of art as well as photography, film, architecture, fashion, graphic design, and interior design.

Fine Arts and Music Collection – Full-text journal and magazine articles covering drama, music, art history, and film-making.

Pop Culture – Full-text journal articles covering all aspects of popular culture (celebrities, fashion, music, sports, technology, and other trends) from the beginning of the 20th century through the present day.

Communications and Mass Media Collection – Full-text journal articles covering all aspects of communications, including advertising, public relations, literature and writing, and linguistics.

Academic Search Premier – Full-text journal articles covering multiple disciplines.

Expanded Academic ASAP – Full-text journal articles and images covering multiple disciplines.

Finding Books, eBooks, DVDs and CDs

Online Catalog (Alexandria Researcher) – Use the catalog to search for books, DVDs and VHS tapes that Villa owns and has in the library.

e-Book Collection (EBSCOhost) – 130,000+ ebooks covering all subject areas. Compatible with Kindle, Nook, Apple, Android, and Windows devices.

WorldCat – An online catalog showing millions of books held in over 10,000 other libraries around the world. Materials can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan and AcademicSHARE; see a librarian for details.


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