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Source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. 



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Full text databases for Australasian information on Business; Engineering; Health; Humanities; Social Sciences; Indigenous Studies; Literature; Culture and Australian Public Affairs.
Indexed and abstract articles are available from Heritage & Environment and SAGE databases.
The Full-text finder database can be used to search for journals not in full text on Informit.


A full text and image database containing the resources 'Grove Art Online', 'The Oxford Companion to Western Art', 'Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics' and 'The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms', as well as links to external websites and a selection of learning resources.


Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference Online contains about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource.


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Online Videos


Art and Architecture in Video, a collection of documentaries and interviews illustrating the history, theory and practice of art, design and architecture. This release includes 324 videos, equalling 195 hours.


Kanopy streaming videos

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  • Art as Literacy


Great suite of videos on writing resumes, using business software and communication skills.

Useful eBooks & Videorecordings

Art eBooks

Design eBooks

Art DVD's

Design DVD's


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Chisholm Journal titles relating to Art & Design, Architecture & Visual Arts


Useful Resources

Virtual Tour of the World’s Art Museums

A range of online virtual tours of some of the world's most famous galleries and museums. 

Google Art Project

Louvre Museum, Paris

Sistine Chapel, Vatican

For more links see:

100 Incredible & Educational Virtual Tours You Don’t Want to Miss

Museums Around The World

Visit These 5 (Virtual) Museums Without Leaving Home



Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.

 - Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925)

Quotations about Art


"Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated."

- Paul Rand, 1997

Quotations about Design