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Key Databases for Articles

  • Academic OneFile - A multidisciplinary database with full-text articles, references from over 12,000 journal titles.
  • Academic Search Complete - Over 7,000 full text periodicals. Also contains indexing and abstracts for more than 11,000 publications.
  • Business Source Complete - Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included.
  • EBSCO databases - Full-text of periodicals on a wide range of topics.
  • Google Scholar - Google Scholar is good for conducting simple searches across a broad number of databases. Within Google Scholar you may conduct searches by keyword, author and article title. There is also an advanced search with more options.
  • JSTOR - Full-text of approximately 250 journals, generally covering the years up to 2000. Also focuses on law, business and education.
  • SocINDEX with Full-Text - The world's most comprehensive sociology research database, with extensive coverage of scholarly journals.

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Professional Organizations

  • Digital Media Association (DiMA) - Founded in 1998, DiMA is the leading organization advocating for the digital music innovations that have revolutionized the way music fans and artists connect.
  • DiGRA - Founded in 2003, DiGRA is the premiere international association for academics and professionals who research digital games and associated phenomena. 
  • Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science, & Arts (IMERSA) - IMERSA fosters the growing interest in digital fulldome cinema, immersive entertainment, performance art and virtual experiences through its Summits and activities.
  • International Design and Media Arts Association (iDMa) - Founded in early 2004 by a group of 15 universities, iDMAa is dedicated to serving educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media.
  • International Game Developers Association (IGDA) - The IGDA advances the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating for the interests of game developers worldwide.
  • Society of Animation Studies - The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) is an international organization dedicated to the study of animation history and theory. It was founded by Dr. Harvey Deneroff in 1987. Each year, the SAS holds an annual conference at locations throughout the world, where members present their recent research.
  • User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) - International supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience (UX) of products and services.
  • Visual Effects Society (VES) - The The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners. VES’ more than 4,400 members in 45 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, special venue, games and new media.

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