New acquisition! Albers' Interaction of Color: Complete Digital Edition

Interaction of Color: Complete Digital Edition from Yale A&A ePortal:
The Interaction of Color: Complete Digital Edition website offers an entirely new way for users to experience Josef Albers’ original masterwork. The website incorporates interactive features that help students understand the book’s fundamental concepts, study the plates, and experiment with their own designs.

● Features full text and plate commentary, describing Albers’ renowned principles on how to see and understand color.
● Includes 122 original color studies, many allowing users to move pieces to see the effects of the colors against different backgrounds.
● Presents 60 interactive plates that reproduce the experience of working with paper, a captivating feature inspired by Albers’ teaching methodologies.
● Allows students to create, save, and export their own version of interactive plates in .SVG and .PDF formats.
● Features over two hours of video commentary, including archival video of Albers and interviews with experts explaining key principles.
● Provides supplemental resources, including video interviews with leading contemporary designers and artists explaining how they use color in their professional practices

Your A&AePortal institutional access is the same for the Interaction of Color website. Users with A&AePortal accounts can use their same credentials to access the website. All users must have an account to use the Interaction of Color website.
On-campus users:
● Use the link on the library databases A-Z list webpage, or subject lists webpages
● Sign in using your A&AePortal account credentials, or create a new account.
Off campus/remote users:
● Log in to your institutional virtual private network (VPN)
● Use the link on the library databases A-Z list webpage, or subject lists webpages
● Sign in using your A&AePortal account credentials, or create a new account.
If you have trouble logging in, please clear your browser cache and close your browser. Next, open a new browser window and try signing in again.
You can also find it listed on DiscoverEd, the online library catalogue.

Business of Fashion Professional: new subscription now live!

We are pleased to announce that we now have a one year trial subscription to Business of Fashion Professional, following a request from tutors in the School of Design at ECA.
To access Business of Fashion Professional, and set up your account with them, please use the links to Business of Fashion listed at the  Design Databases webpage.
For quick access the resource is also listed at our Library Databases A-Z of Databases webpage.
Please do make use of this resource as our decision on whether to renew it in 2023 will depend on the useage stats we get from BoF.
BoF Professional membership gives you access to agenda-setting fashion business content unavailable elsewhere, including daily analysis and advice, weekly members-only email briefings and full access to the BoF Professional iOS app. ‘All Access’ members also receive monthly case studies on key business opportunities, unlimited access to a library of watch-on-demand masterclasses, and invitations to digital live events, including a weekly #BOFLive series, Sustainability Summit and VOICES, an annual gathering for big thinkers.

2 Music database trials go live for October 2021!

We are happy to announce that we have organised 2 one month trials for music resources:
1: nkoda:
nkoda is a digital sheet music, scores and parts subscription service that can be access via the nkoda app, on your phone, tablet or desktop. Music publishers featured include Barenreiter, Breitkopf & Hartel, Boosey & Hawkes, Faber Music, and more.
Recent Researches in Music Online provides digital access to the complete content of the seven ‘Recent Researches in Music’ series, including Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, and Recent Researches in the Oral Traditions of Music.
To access these trials and give feedback, please go to the library databases trials webpage.

New resource alert!

We now have access to the complete digitised archive of Rolling Stone magazine, through our ProQuest 350 subscription.
From the first issue in 1967 to the present day, The Rolling Stone magazine has served as a critical source of news, entertainment and cultural information. For generations, students and young adults have turned to this iconic publication for fashion, society, music news, criticism and more. This digital archive will allow scholars to find articles, images and adverts that support their research. The collection provides coverage of cultural and countercultural movements from the 1960’s forward, highlighting key figures and events such as Woodstock, or the Iraq War. It allows for cross-disciplinary teaching and research in music, popular culture, arts, entertainment, politics, and 20th century history.
You can find the Rolling Stone digital archive on our library catalogue DiscoverEd. It is also listed in our databases A-Z and on the ‘databases by subject’ webpage for Music databases .

Working online using digital library resources

All students are encouraged to access our many digital library resources to help continue their studies remotely.
You can access the library journal article databases for your subject here:
You can access your subject guides here:
You can make full use of LinkedIn Learning resources here:
The Library catalogue DiscoverEd includes thousands of ebooks and full text e-journal articles. Go to
Ensure you can access all these resources remotely from home by registering with the VPN (virtual private network), see

Berg Fashion Library

Have you heard about Berg Fashion Library? We subscribe to this fantastic e-resource from Bloomsbury Publishing. It has been described as “the authority on world dress”, and is an extensive online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to a large and growing range of Berg content collections, including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress & Fashion online, plus hundreds of e-books, reference works, and thousands of images.
New e-book titles get added regularly. The latest additions include: Costuming cosplay: dressing the imagination by Therèsa M. Winge, Fashion, agency, and empowerment: performing agency, following script, edited by Annette Lynch and Katalin Medvedev, The fashion forecasters : a hidden history of color and trend prediction, edited by Regina Lee Blaszczyk and Ben Wubs, Menswear revolution : the transformation of contemporary men’s fashion by Jay McCauley Bowstead, and Sustainability and the social fabric : Europe’s new textile industries by Clio Padovani and Paul Whittaker.
You can access Berg Fashion Library via the Art & Design Databases webpage.


Artfilms Digital trial now available!

We are pleased to let you know that we currently have access to a trial of the film database Artfilms Digital.
Artfilms-Digital is a video streaming service of Contemporary Arts Media and Artfilms and provides access to over 1660 videos in Arts & Humanities subject areas with strengths in performing arts, visual and digital art, architecture, design, new media, film, cinema, communication and culture.  It includes masterclasses, documentaries, and interviews.
The trial is live until 31st December 2018.
To access the trial please follow the link to the library e-resources trials webpage. You will need to have registered with the University VPN service. For more information about how to do that, please see
Enjoy the trial and please remember to give your feedback!

Screen Studies online database trial goes live

Screen Studies is an online digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond, offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving image studies.
It comprises a  collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.
Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs. It has been described as an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.
The trial will be live from 3rd July to 31st August 2018.
You can access the trial from here: