This page aims to show you the best databases to use for the various technical, creative and cultural aspects of Animation.
If you are having trouble finding what you need with any of the databases below why not try our Find Articles search engine or Google Scholar - these search engines combine many databases together, and draw from literally millions of articles to provide you with the best chance of finding that elusive article.
Creative and Cultural
- Sage Journals Online
A great, full text peer reviewed collection focussed on artistic and cultural dimensions of animation. If you want an article about a certain animated movie, try here first.
- Expanded Academic ASAP
Expanded Academic is a full-text database, and has a mixture of technical and cultural articles with a special emphasis on computer animation.
- Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete has a large collection of articles on animation, covering both technical and cultural subjects.
JSTOR is a full text database. It contains a large, primarily culturally focused collection on animation, with some technical content.
- Project Muse
Project Muse is a full text database. It has a medium sized but high quality collection of cultural articles on animation.
- Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels
More than 20,000 pages of alternative comics, including such groundbreaking series as Love & Rockets, Cerebus, Wimmen's Comix, Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and more.
- ACM Digital Library
Association for Computing Machinery is a large collection of citations and full text. It focuses on research in the technical aspects of computing, including animation.
Ful text access to quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
- Computers and Applied Sciences Complete
Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory, and new technologies.
- CRC Netbase
Contains some interesting ebooks on computer game development
To find a wealth of great images sources why not try our Images study guide