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Art Source and AP Images on trial – check them out!

For one month only, Cardiff Met Libraries are trialling two new electronic resources for all Cardiff Met students and staff.  We introduce you to…  Art Source and API Images

Art Source

This is a huge arts-focussed journal article database and an upgrade from the already excellent Art Full Text. From Art Source, you can read whole articles from over 300 Art & Design titles, including 70 full text journals that already exist in Art Full Text. 

New journal titles in Art Source include:

  • Artifact
  • Camerawork
  • Craft
  • Arts International
  • Critical Studies in fashion and Beauty
  • GreenSource
  • Poster
  • Studies in Comics
  • Rhizomes
  • Typo 

AP Images

To explore a range of high quality photographs from across the globe, check out Associated Press Images (API).  Here you can find a huge range of contemporary and archival news photographs of important events and people.  You can find good examples of indigenous costumes and traditions, photographs of art installations & galleries around the world.  And there are plenty of photographs for those still reminiscing about the fantastic Welsh Six Nations rugby victory in February. 

The trial for both Art Source and AP Images end on 31st May.  So have a browse and let us know what you think on the feedback form.

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Ceramic Review

See the current journal display in Howard Gardens Library for the Nov/Dec issue of Ceramic Review. Highlights include:

The Landscape of Wales: A special look at the work of several Welsh makers, whose ceramics reflect the dramatic scenery and history of Wales. Moira Vincentelli reveals the innate bond between maker and place, taking pleasure in work of contemporary studio potters who endeavour to make a connection with their surroundings.

Selected Nuances: Sara Moorhouse suggests that ceramists employ an abstracted view of landscape.

A Potter in Paradise: Duncan Ayscough enjoys a week at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

For more details of articles in this issue visit the Ceramic Review website.  To access an online version of this and issues from 1997 – 2012, use the Cardiff Met Electronic Library. Search for Ceramic Review on the e-journal A-Z page and follow the Art Full Text link.

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Free trial of leading fashion and design trend analysis site

Retailers and businesses spend thousands on WGSN to keep connected with the latest trends and designers.  And now for a very limited period of time, you can access this huge range of up-to-date, cutting edge information – for free.  

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is the leading online trend-analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the apparel, style, design and retail industries. 

If you are interested in design and want to know more about trend forecasting and analysis, then we recommend you look at WGSN.  

If you are interested, please contact electronicservices@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more details.

Until then, have a look at some designers of the future as tipped by WGSN –  http://wgsn.tumblr.com/tagged/future+talent

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