New Library E-Resources: Bloomsbury Design Library & Applied Visual Arts

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 4:45pm

The Library has recently acquired two significant art & design ebook collections:

Bloomsbury Design Library provides cross-searchable access to a 125+ ebooks, biographies, reference works and image collections with coverage in a variety of design disciplines.  Includes encyclopedic content such as World History of Design and Encyclopedia of Design.

Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts (BAVA) incudes 170+ ebooks covering a variety of subjects within visual arts and design. Content includes texts on animation, illustration, textiles and fashion, photography, and advertising intended to supplement practice-led courses. New editions are added annually.


Monday, December 2, 2019 - 5:45pm

The database Business Source Complete (on EBSCOHost) was not renewed by the Library.  OCADU community access to this resource expires on January 1, 2020.

New E-Resource: Kanopy Streaming Films

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:45pm

The Library has re-launched its Kanopy streaming video program.  The new Kanopy films program allows OCAD U students, faculty and staff to view more than 10,000 films from a variety of subject areas such as design, visual arts, and film, gender and indigenous studies.  Films in the collection include training, documentary and feature length productions from a range of producers/distributors such as Criterion/Janus films, Media Education Foundation, PBS, BBC and more.  Films can be accessed via Kanopy directly using the link on the A - Z Databases List or by searching the Library's discovery system Summon.