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Theses and dissertations
You can access previous SFU theses in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology through the Library or through searching in Summit, SFU's institutional repository. You can locate newly-submitted theses (awaiting auditing), by searching the Thesis Registration System. For theses between 1998 and 2002 search either Dissertations and Theses Abstracts and Index or Theses Canada.
ArtSTOR documents artistic traditions across many times and cultures and includes architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture. The collection has been derived from several source collections that are the product of collaborations with libraries, museums, photographic archives, publishers, slide libraries, and individual scholars.
Video + DVD
Lynda.com video tutorials on Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Flash, Final Cut Pro, design principles, digital photography, print and web design, digital video, and animation.
Dance in Video includes streaming video of dance productions & documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.
Gnomon Workshop provides online training on a diverse range of tools, software and media including design, drawing, sculpture, painting, modeling, texturing, animation, effects and compositing.
To find videos and DVDs in SFU's multimedia collection, limit the resource type to "Audio Visual" in the Advanced Search. If SFU does not have the item, use the ELN Media Catalogue to search for it at other BC libraries.
Use the Sound Ideas Sound Effects Library search engine to identify effects on CDs held in the Fraser Library Media Collection. Sound Ideas effects are also available on the desktops of Surrey Library and lab workstations. Look for the "Sound Files" icon for access.
See also: Finding sound effect files
Links to other SFU subject guides
Directories of websites
Interactive, digital and media arts
- ADA (Archive of Digital Art)
- Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art: Links Directory
- Leonardo ABstracting Service (LABS)
- Media Art Histories Archive
- Media Art Net
- Voice of the Shuttle: Art (Modern and Contemporary)
- Year 01
Current awareness services and tools
It's possible to have current awareness services and tools send you notifications for search alerts, table of contents for journals, new items added to SFU library, and cited reference alerts. We also have an off-campus access bookmarklet, which you can add to your browser that can help access items in SFU Library's collection which you are not accessing via the Library's website (e.g., accessing a journal article directly from a publisher's website).