Benefits for Subscribing Institutions

Access by IP address, proxy server, Shibboleth, WAYFless URL and other standard authentication methods

  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Convenient online account management service
  • New and updated content added once a year
  • Article-level and book-level DOIs
  • COUNTER usage statistics
  • SUSHI service available for automatic harvesting of COUNTER usage statistics
  • MARC records at volume level for all book titles
  • Institutional logo displayed on interface
  • Conforms to accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Free promotional materials

Find out more about How to Purchase, including pricing and access options, and how to register for a free 30-day institutional trial. 

Benefits for Students and Teachers

  • Fast, cross-searchable access to an unprecedented collection of applied visual and graphic arts content, with integrated coverage of key topics across the main disciplines to support a wide variety of interdisciplinary and multimedia programmes
  • A feature-rich taxonomy that allows users to search for content by features relevant to their desired learning outcomes, whether case studies, assignments or interviews
  • Powerful browse and search functionality tailored to specific areas of interest, allowing users to discover content focused on portfolio development, technical skills, methodologies or historical context
  • Related Content links appear on every content page, making it easy to discover relevant materials across related content and techniques with ease
  • Enhanced one and two-page PDF viewing allows invaluable close engagement with visual materials such as illustrations showcasing work or explaining techniques and concepts
  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface for desktop, tablet and mobile, allowing seamless access on the go
  • Easy to cite, share and print content – ideal for research and group work
  • Personal Account feature enables users to save books, chapters or other items to view later; organize saved items into folders; email and export citations; save searches and set up search alerts
  • New editions will be made available each year to ensure students are exposed to the best and latest technical know-how and trends in professional practice