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Offer information and a forum for discussing research information devoted to the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.

Diego Rivera Interactive Exhibit

The Museum of Modern Art has a fascinating interactive online exhibit about the murals of Diego Rivera. The site features 8 of his murals and includes a "The Mural In-Depth" feature that guides the viewer to important aspects of each mural. It also features a chronology of Rivera's life and work and information about his materials and techniques, including videos of Rivera at work.

New Content in American Song

Drexel University Libraries subscribes to American Song, from Alexander Street Press. This collection includes "212 albums (4,467 tracks) from Archeophone Records, Appleseed Records, Mark Custom, Rebel, Sun, and Tompkins Square Records. Content includes new releases of bluegrass, boogie-woogie, country, traditional gospel, marching band music, and more".

New Content in Dance in Video

Drexel University Libraries subscribes to Dance in Video, from Alexander Street Press. This collection contains over 600 hours of dance productions and documentaries. The collection continues to grow.

Adam Matthew Education Trial

Drexel University Libraries is running a trial of the Adam Matthew Education database until April 30th. You can access the trial at You need to select the "Login" option from the "Trial our collections" box on the righthand side. You'll be prompted to select which collection you are interested in.

Building Green Demo

If you conduct any research in sustainable building materials and practices, you may be aware that Drexel University Libraries provides access to the Building Green Suite.

TV Viewing Example with Simply Maps

As I have mentioned before, Drexel University Libraries is currently running a trial of extended data sets for Simply Maps. We're looking for feedback, and I thought a specific example could be helpful in demonstrating the usefulness of this tool.

Simply Maps provides numerous sets of variables to choose from. In my example, I am going to look at SimmonsLOCAL.

Hollywood Creative Directory Out of Business

The Hollywood Creative Directory without much warning has gone out of business. Drexel University Libraries had electronic access which has been cut off.

Vogue and Mintel UK Fashion Trials

We have set-up trials to Vogue Archive and Mintel UK Fashion Reports.

The Vogue Archive is a "complete searchable a

Art of the Title

Art of the Title is a site which focuses on the title sequences of movies both current and classic. It usually provides some analysis of the sequences and often includes interviews with the creators. According to Art of the Title, the site is

"A compendium and leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world. We honor the artists who design excellent title sequences.

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