Library Online Library Online: Full List of Resources

This page provides access to the full list of electronic resources provided by AUB Library.

These online resources are search tools that provide access to thousands of articles from journals and magazines as well as other information sources. Most only provide abstracts whilst others give full-text access to articles, others provide access to images, video or sound.

If you are accessing off-campus all of these resources will require you to log in using your AUB username and password to gain access. Follow the instructions included against each resources to get access from outside the Arts University Bournemouth. For log in help using your AUB username and password, see our Log In Help Guide.

Other resources will require you to log in both on and off-campus before you can use them.

AUB Library E-journals

Check whether the journal you are looking for is available online through AUB Library. Access the AUB e-journal portal to access a full list, to search by title or browse by subject.
Off campus? You will need to log in with your AUB username and password.

ABM (ARTbibliographies Modern)

Provides detailed references to modern and contemporary art, including photography, fashion, theatre arts and crafts in major art journals, books, museum bulletins and exhibition catalogues from 1982 to the present.
Off campus? Log in with your AUB username and password.

American Film Institute Catalog

Produced in collaboration with the American Film Institute, the American Film Institute Catalog is the premier resource for studying American motion pictures. It contains thousands of data entries on films ranging from well-known studio blockbusters to obscure, once-lost period films. The catalog is a valuable tool for film research and preservation activities.
Off campus? Choose 'Login via your home institution' and use your AUB username and password.

A-N The Artists' Information Company

a-n stimulates and supports contemporary visual arts practice and affirms artists’ value in society. It focuses on conversations around the critical and professional environment for the visual arts, bringing together artists, art students, producers, arts professionals, researchers, arts organisations and universities.

Archival Sound Recordings

The British Library's website gives UK HE and FE staff and students free access to over 12,000 recordings including:

  • 400 popular music tracks 1930s-90s
  • art and design interviews
  • drama - every shortlisted play in the Sony Radio Awards 1986-97
  • environmental sounds

Log in using your AUB username and password

Art Source

One of the most comprehensive research tools covering a wide range of disciplines in art and design. Includes access to over 630 full text journals, 220 ebooks and 63,000 images.
Replaces Art & Architecture Complete and Art Full Text. Log in using your AUB username and password.

Art Source

ArtStor ArtStor

The ArtStor Digital Library provides hundreds of thousands of digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences from major museums, collections, photo archives, photographers, scholars and artists.
ArtStor is available for use off-campus upon creation of a personal ArtStor account. Find out how to create your ArtStor account.

BFI Live

The BFI's online video channel that explores film and TV culture. With interviews and expert insights, unique footage and forgotten favourites.

BFI Online

Online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of clips from the collections of the BFI National Archive, and several hours of recorded interviews with film and TV personalities. These clips are supplemented by commissioned material from expert writers, alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions.

British Education Index

Bibliographic research database of the British Education Index, Australian Education Index and ERIC.
Off campus? Log in with your AUB username and password.


Access to a collection of e-books selected and purchased by the library. Available on and off-campus.
Off campus? Log in with your AUB username and password.

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

Contains over 120,000 annotated references from more than 450 design and craft journals published since 1973 covering industrial design, architecture, interior design, environmental design, computer aided design, furniture design, ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion design, textile design, graphic design, typography, multimedia design, illustration, book design, photography, advertising, marketing, retail design, packaging, exhibition design, theatre design, design and craft history, design and craft theory, ergonomics, design for disability.
Off campus? Log in with your AUB username and password.


Provides access to Ordnance Survey Map Data on and off campus, which can be viewed online or downloaded to appropriate software.
Log in using your AUB username and password.

Use of this resource requires a separate registration procedure when first accessed.

Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus captures the moments before the curtain rises and after the curtain falls, providing valuable insight into the play making process. It shares the hidden drama of the weeks, days, and hours before ‘lights up’ on stage. By revealing the world of the rehearsal room, dressing room, backstage and beyond, its documentaries and interviews introduce theatre as a vibrant, exciting art form through a familiar and accessible medium. Off-campus access is available. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the details.

Drama Online

Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.


Comprehensive collection of over 100,000 e-books available on and off campus. Covers a wide range of subjects including Art and Design, Drama, Music, Cultural and Social Studies, History and Technology. Search using author, title or publisher details or browse by subject.
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Film Index International

Bibliographic references to 100,000 films collated by the British Film Institute over the past 70 years as well as 40,000 biographical references to personalities.
Off campus? Choose 'Login via your home institution' and use your AUB username and password.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

Created by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), this resource indexes more than 300,000 articles from 300 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 onwards, plus full text content from some of the most important journals. The database also incorporates Treasures from the Film Archives, which identifies silent film holdings in archives around the world, and the International Directory of Film/TV Documentation Collections.
Off campus? Choose 'Login via your home institution' and use your AUB username and password.

Historic Digimap

Part of the Digimap resource, Historic Digimap provides access to map data at scales ranging from 1:10,560 to 1:500 and dates ranging from 1843 to 1996; available for making maps online or for download.
Use of this resource requires a separate registration procedure when first accessed. For further information and instructions download the registration guide
Log in with your AUB username and password.

HomeBuildLife by WGSN

HomeBuildLife is a trend forecasting resource from WGSN for textiles, interiors, product design, retail merchandising and lifestyles. It provides reports on current themes in these areas looking at colour, style, materials and culture, providing market intelligence and analysis along with image collections for download.

Ingenta Journals

One of the largest websites for research articles, providing article summaries from over 25,000 publications. Covers all subject areas including humanities and social sciences, engineering and technology.
Off campus? Go to Ingenta Journals. Log in using your AUB username and password.

Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library

Full text of ICE’s massive archive (including 18,000 illustrated papers) available on and off campus. Covers civil engineering, architecture, the built environment, building and construction, environmental studies, land management, property management, planning, transportation and urban design.
Log in with your AUB username and password.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text

IIMP Full Text is the leading specialized index to periodicals for the general, undergraduate, and advanced study of music, and the only electronic index with abstracts to current music periodicals. It contains more than half a million indexed journal articles, the majority of which index the most recent eight years of publication, though some start as early as 1874. It also provides access to 125 full text journals covering cover both scholarly and popular periodicals in the areas of classical music, opera, jazz, popular music and pop culture, music education, musicology, music theory, performance and many others.
Off campus? Log in with your AUB username and password.

International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text

Index of 180 journals from 1998 onwards including the arts, entertainment, dance, film, drama, theatre stagecraft and television with full text searching across 30 journals including film criticism.
Off campus? Log in with your AUB username and password.

JISC Media Hub

JISC MediaHub is a new multimedia platform offering a wealth of digital image, video and audio collections accessible from a single interface, replacing Education Image Gallery, Film and Sound Online and Newsfilm Online. The new platform offers access to free images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research use, and provides cross-searching across all the collections previously available only through separate web sites.
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A full text archive of important scholarly journals in the fields of music, film studies, performing arts, religion and the history and study of art and architecture.
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LS:N Global

Available on-campus only. Created by The Future Laboratory, LS:N Global is a trends and insight network that plugs you into what is new, next and innovative in consumer needs and lifestyle behaviour.

lynda dot offers training videos that cover a wide range of software, business and creative skills, from 3D animation to web development and office software. Content is added on a weekly basis so that training videos covering the latest version of the software are available. You can choose to watch short individual videos to provide a quick solution or follow an entire course to be awarded a certificate at the end.
There are currently 1,530 courses and over 85,000 individual tutorials. Tutorials are presented by top professionals in their fields, with an ability to share their knowledge and industry experience and are available on or off campus.
Log in using your AUB username and password. On first log in register your name and email address to personalize your access in order to complete courses.


Marketing research reports providing detailed analysis of the UK consumer includes fashion retail reports and special reports covering British lifestyles. (4 simultaneous users only).
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NBS Building Regulations

Access to approved documents plus accompanying guidance and British Standards.
Access is available to one user at a time by username and password. For more details on how to access please contact the Library.

News on Screen (formerly British Universities Newsreel Database)

170,000 stories (1910-1983) and find out about the people and companies that made British newsreels and cinemagazines.


Full text access to the newspaper archives of The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Independent/On Sunday, Guardian, Observer, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, London Evening Standard and other national and local newspapers. Newspapers can be searched separately or collectively.
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Oxford Art Online

Comprehensive searchable reference resource covering all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to date. The dictionary contains 41,000 articles written by leading scholars and experts in each subject. Articles provide links to maps and diagrams as well as 100,000 searchable images from the Bridgeman Art Library Online, all supported by extensive bibliographies.
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Oxford Reference

Access to over 100 dictionary and reference works published by Oxford University Press.
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Pidgeon Digital

Online collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. Begun in 1979 speakers range from those working in the first half of the 20th century to contemporary practitioners and cover topics within the field including theory, history and practice and provides a unique library of contemporary attitudes in architecture.

Project Muse

Full text access to current content from prestigious humanities and social science journals published by some of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Coverage includes film, theatre and the performing arts, cultural studies, history and philosophy.
Log in using the Shibboleth option with your AUB username and password. Get help with logging in here.

Proquest Art & Design

Search for journal articles across both the Proquest art and design databases (Arts Bibliographies Modern and Design and Applied Arts Index) from a single search page.
Off campus? Log in with your AUB username and password.

Proquest Media & Performance

Search for journal arcticles across all Proquest media and performance databases (International Index to Music Periodicals, International Index to the Performing Arts, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature) from a single search page.
Off campus? Log in with your AUB username and password.

RIBA Library Catalogue

Find books, journals, drawings and other material held by the British Architectural Library. Includes indexed articles from architectural journals with abstracts and references that enables you to find relevant material on your topic of interest.
No log in required.

Rock's Backpages

Voted one of the Best 25 Music Sites by the Observer Music Monthly and one of the Best 40 Music Sites by The Daily Telegraph, online rock journalism library Rock’s Backpages is the largest database of it's kind online. It features over 17,000 articles on artists from Elvis Presley to Eminem, the Rolling Stones to the Stone Roses, and Amy Winehouse to the White Stripes, by some of the world's best know rock journalists and provides an invaluable resource for the study of media, music, cultural history, and many other subjects.
Log in with your AUB username and password.

Sage Journals Online

Access to AUB subscribed journals published by Sage. Titles include Animation: an interdisciplinary journal and the Clothing and textiles research journal.
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Theatre in Video

Provides access to over 250 twentieth century theatre productions on streaming video, as well as documentaries and interviews with artists, writers, designers and directors. Also included is access to the BBC Shakespeare collection.
Off campus? Log in using your AUB username and password.

Times Digital Archive

Articles, photographs, illustrations and advertisements from the Times newspaper 1785-1985
Off campus? Log in using your AUB username and password.


Comprehensive coverage of 4,000 UK grant-making trusts including all of the Directory of Social Change and Charities Aid Foundation Trusts.
Access to Trustfunding is by separate username and password. Please contact the Library for details of how to access. There is no access to Trustfunding from off-campus.

VADS (Visual Arts Data Service)

A gateway to digital images for use in art education covering applied arts, architecture, design, fine art and media.


WGSN is a professional fashion, trend forecasting and style analysis site, used by the fashion, retail and design industries and with a global coverage. Includes articles on current fashion shows, retail trends, style forecasting, lifestyle, as well as style reports from cities around the world and image collections. Also covers areas such as make-up, textiles and interior design.


Access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents containing details of 17.5 million journal and conference records. Athens password required to set up alerting service. If you would like to use this service please ask at the Library Counter.