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Computer Animation and Visual Effects: Research Databases

Art and Architecture Complete

Scholarly journals, eBooks and Primary sources in the Arts and Humanities including:

  • Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism​
  • Leonardo
  • Art History
  • Art Monthly
  • Photographies

Academic Search Ultimate

Journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings from over 8,500 titles. Including:

  • Visual Studies
  • Creativity Research Journal
  • Continuum
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television

Communication Source

Scholarly journal articles from over 1000 titles including:




MySearch cross-searches many of BUs collections and research databases.

  • Remember: once you have run a keyword search and have a results list, use the Full-Text filter to bring back results that can be downloaded and read online.
  • Because mySearch searches through information from many different subjects you will need to think carefully about what keywords and search strings to use in order to reduce noise (irrelevant results). You can find more information about this in our Advanced Searching Guide    


Web of Science

Citation databases that allow searching for a specific article by subject, author, journal or author address. It is also possible to search for articles that cite a known author or work

Web of Science consists of:

  • Science Citation Index 1899-present
  • Social Sciences Citation Index 1898-present
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975-present
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science 1990-present

ACM Digital Library

Articles and conference proceedings published by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and citations of major computing publishers including:

  • SIGGRAPH Proceedings
  • ACM Transacations on Graphics
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications & Applications


IEEE Xplore


The IEEE Xplore digital library contains journals, conference proceedings, technical standards and eBooks published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners in the fields of computer science and electronics.


  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
  • IEEE Transactions on Games
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia