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Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

Use these databases as a start for your research. Depending on what you're looking for, you may also want to use the databases listed under Computing Science, Contemporary Arts, and Engineering Science. For more information or assistance, please see the Interactive Arts and Technology Guide.

Top Resources

  1. Index to literature on design and craft
  2. Fulltext of all computing and computer-related journals and conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
  3. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science
  4. Bibliography on the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use
  5. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. The Audio Engineering Society (AES) E-Library contains over 14,000 fully searchable PDF files documenting the progression of audio research from 1953 to the present day.
  3. Alternative & radical media
  4. Covers a range of journals on applied science and technology topics; includes some material on design.
  5. All aspects and periods of art.
  6. Access to Design Abstracts Retrospective, Arts + Architecture ProFiles and ReView.
  7. A repository of over one million digital images and related data.
  8. Art bibliography covering European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present.
  9. All aspects of musical activity in Canada
  10. This database offers access to the full text of over 350 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers.
  11. A digital library of over 300,000 articles related to computer science.
  12. Indexing & abstracts for over 550 journals in the fields of communication, mass media studies, linguistics and film including full text for over 400 journals.
  13. Publications about computer aided architectural design.
  14. Streaming video of dance productions & documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.
  15. Database of digital installation art
  16. Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research.
  17. References articles in film and television journals and magazines.
  18. Access to IEEE Wiley and MIT Press E-books on the IEEE Xplore platform.
  19. A training library featuring video tutorials on software programs, design practices, and business skills.
  20. Index to journal articles and reviews on all aspects of music and related subjects.
  21. Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library.
  22. Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas.

    Authorized Users may access the Website and the Content outside of the premises of Subscriber’s educational institution solely for bona fide educational and research purposes, including presentations by student teachers conducted as part of a practicum.

  23. Access to archived websites in earlier, contemporaneous software environments.
  24. Multidisciplinary index to journals for the performing arts (drama, theater, dance, film, television).
  25. This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day.
  26. A comprehensive Psychology research database. Over 3.9 million items indexed, including journal articles, books, and dissertations.
  27. An online discussion forum, exhibition venue, bulletin board, archive, and calendar on new art media technologies and Internet culture.
  28. The ArtBase is Rhizome's archive of digital art, freely accessible to the public online.
  29. Electronic versions of a broad range of technical books.
    2018-01-08. Access to Safari Books Online will be changing platforms on May 1, 2018. Please note that the new version will include unlimited user access, but requires an SFU email account for access. You can try the new Safari platform now. Please contact if you have any questions.
  30. Access to research methods online from books and numerous reference sources.
  31. Streaming videos on tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Also includes areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented in explanatory videos.
  32. A database of sound tracks on all royalty free Sound Effects CDs produced by Sound Ideas.
  33. Access to English-language E-books in published by Springer.
  34. A scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels.
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