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Use library databases to find articles, images and to access tutorials on everything from Photoshop to building a webpage. The library’s research databases are licensed for use by KCAI students, faculty and staff only.
Access the research databases here. Log in with your KCAI email user ID and password. If you have any problems, contact the library at 816-802-3390.
A comprehensive and authoritative encyclopedia that includes a dictionary, thesaurus and world atlas.
Authority on the evolution of the English language including meaning, history and pronunciation of more than 500,000 words.
A database of more than 185,000 artists, which includes biographical information, quick facts and more.
Use the Visual Thesaurus to search for just the right word, using interactive word maps, as well as definitions, writing analysis and more.
Art Full Text indexes and offers full text access to more than 460 art and design journals from 1984 to the present. Art Index Retrospective complements Art Full Text and indexes art and design journals from 1929 to 1984.
A full-text archive of back files of 151 scholarly multidisciplinary journals.
Multidisciplinary database indexing and providing full-text access to more than 2,100 journals.
Full text for nearly 1,700 multi-disciplinary periodicals as well as access to over 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection.
A repository of more than one million images specific to art and design fields from a wide range of cultures and time periods.
Two million images from fields as diverse as fashion and chemistry.
Lynda.com is a collection of software training videos including tutorials on software from Microsoft Word to Photoshop and Maya.