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The listed resources are licensed by Jannes Library for the use of KCAI students, faculty, and staff for educational purposes exclusively.
Remember: when off campus, you'll be prompted to authenticate.  See on this page the "Off-Campus Access" tab.   If you encounter problems accessing any of these resources, contact library staff at or use the live chat box on the "Logging in" page.

Research Databases

Find eBooks: EBSCO eBooks
A vast collection of 138,000 unique eBook titles, EBSCO eBooks offers unlimited simultaneous user access to a full spectrum of subjects for both research and reading for pleasure.

Fast facts: AskArt

A database of over 185,000 artists, mostly American, offering artists’ biographical information and facts about the art marketplace, museums and galleries.

Working with words: Oxford English Dictionary

Much more than a dictionary, OED documents the evolution of the English language, including meaning, history and pronunciation of over 500,000 words.

Find articles, books and images: Art & Architecture Source
In addition to its own unique titles, Art & Architecture Source includes all of the content from Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective. This database, in conjunction with Art & Architecture Complete, provides comprehensive coverage of a broad range of arts related subjects. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, designers and students.

Find Articles: JSTOR

A multidisciplinary archive of back files of scholarly journals. An awesome resource; note that it consists primarily of backfiles, meaning that for most journals, the recent three to five years are not included.  Jannes subscribes to the Arts & Sciences III collection in JSTOR.

Find articles: Academic Search Elite
A multidisciplinary database connecting you to articles from more than 2,100 journals.


Find articles: ERIC
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to more than 1.3 million records related to education literature and resources.

Find articles, fast facts and images: MasterFile Premier
Connects you to multidisciplinary periodicals, hundreds of reference books and thousands of primary source documents, as well as images.

New York Times GroupPass
KCAI’s GroupPass enables you to create a personal account for online access to the New York Times at no cost to you. All GroupPass accounts must be renewed by you annually by following the instructions below. First, review the “Off-Campus Access” tab on this page for a screenshot and instructions on the initial step, in which you prove that you are a current KCAI student, faculty member, or staff member.

For both new accounts and annual renewals: Click
New York Times GroupPass.

  • New accounts: follow the on screen instructions. Use your KCAI email address when prompted; remember your personal password.

  • Annual renewal of accounts: you must wait until your account has expired. Then go to the link above, follow the on-screen instructions for “Already have an account?”

After you have created an account, enjoy full access by logging in at

Kanopy Streaming Video   
KCAI has licensed several videos on the Kanopy platform for unlimited streaming from any location.  Find these videos in our catalog, and within each listed title find a link for viewing the video. 
Remember: when off campus, you'll be prompted to authenticate.  See at the top of this page the "Off-Campus Access" tab.

Stash provides streaming access to the planet's largest online video archive of design, animation and VFX - over 5,000 motion projects - plus behind the scenes features and exclusive interviews.  Stash showcases exceptional motion design, visual effects, and animation projects and the people who create them.

Find images: Artstor

A collection of more than one million high quality images, mainly focused on art and design, from a wide range of cultures and time periods. An ESSENTIAL art history resource.