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Visual Arts: Electronic Resources

Know the difference

Library Database 

A library database is a collection of electronic information where users can search for information on a topic; for specific article(s) or book(s). Users can search in a variety of ways including keyword, subject, author and title.

A list of Visual Arts databases is provided below. 

(Source: Reynolds Library)

Library Platform

A library platform is a collection of electronic journals and journal databases used to conduct subject searches across electronic journals.

A list of Visual Arts platforms is provided below.

(Source: University of Pretoria, Department of Library Services) 

Institutional Repositories

An institutional repository is an open access electronic archive collecting, preserving and distributing digital materials created by members of an academic institution.

(Source: University of Pretoria, Department of Library Services)

Databases

Platforms

Institutional Repositories