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E-DATABASES

The Library subscribes to various online databases, focusing on content that supports students’ learning. These databases provide access to full-text articles and images on subjects ranging from the arts, music, design, fashion, Singapore and South East Asian arts and artistes to current affairs. You can use them to find reliable information from trusted sources.

HOW TO ACCESS
LIST OF E-DATABASES

 

E-BOOKS

The Library has a modest and growing collection of e-books. There are several useful things to know if you are new to reading E-books from a Library:

  • There are two options of reading E-books, i.e. online reading (using NAFA Wi-Fi) and offline reading (download to your laptop or device using NAFA Wi-Fi).
  • There are several ways of downloading E-books, depending on the E-books platforms. Here is the guide to download the E-books from various platforms: EbscoHost; ProQueat; VLeBooks
  • Each E-book has a different loan period, ranging from 1 to 14 days. Once the loan period is over, you will need to download it again using NAFA Wi-Fi in order to access it.
HOW TO ACCESS
LIST OF E-BOOK PLATFORMS
E-JOURNALS

The Library subscribes to a number of E-journals. You will be able to search and view the latest issue as well past issues of the journal selected.

HOW TO ACCESS
LIST OF JOURNALS
Curator : the museum journal | On-campus access only

Curator is a peer-review publication in museum studies. It is a forum for exploration and debate of urgent issues in the museum field among museum professionals, scholars, and students. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts

Dance Education in Practice
This journal provides a rich resource for dance educators. Each issue includes articles from teachers about what they do in the studio and classroom. The publication focuses on practical approaches to dance education and teaching and provide educators with models of new ideas, strategies, and content they can apply to their own practice. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Dance Research Journal
Peer-reviewed journal in dance research scholarship, containing scholarly articles, book reviews, and a list of related books and journals. Print copies are also available in the Library from Vol. 36 No. 2 Winter 2004 to Vol. 49 No. 3 Dec 20017. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Dazed
This independent British fashion, culture and arts magazine has a strong global reputation for its ground-breaking and trendsetting editorial and its support of new generations of fashion, art, literature, photography and music talent. Print copies are also available in the Library from Vol. 3 No. 1 Sep 2011 to Vol. 5 Issue 273 2021. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & design
Design Anthology
Design Anthology is a luxury interiors, design, architecture and urban living magazine. Each issue features quality writing by an international team on art, interiors, design, architecture and travel, and you’ll quickly see the emphasis on great importance on the quality and size of the photographs published. Print copies are also available in the library from Issue 22 2019 - Issue 33 2022. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & design
Digital Creativity
A major peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of the creative arts, design and digital technologies. It publishes articles of interest to those involved in the practical task and theoretical aspects of making or using digital media in creative disciplines. These include but are not limited to visual arts, interaction design, physical computing and making, computational materials, textile and fashion design, filmmaking and animation, game design, music, dance, drama, architecture and urban design.
Subject: All; Arts & design
Dwell
Dwell is a design and technology magazine published bi-monthly, aimed at bridging the gap between design professionals and enthusiasts. It is a digital platform which offers new and latest ideas on home design from architecture and design experts. It advocates for humanistic, forward looking and optimistic design to help improve people’s lives. Print copies are also available in the Library from Mar 2014 to May/Jun 2021. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & design
Early Music
Leading journal in its field, covering research on early music repertoires, perspectives on its interpretations, performance practices, and various other aspects. It also presents the discoveries of musical sources, instruments, and innovatory approaches to research and performance.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Eighteenth-Century Music
Eighteenth-Century Music is a well-established journal dedicated to all areas of eighteenth-century music research. Coverage includes articles and essays by both leading and emerging scholars, a wide range of reviews and a communications section that reports on conferences and other items of interest from around the world.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Fashion Practice
Fashion Practice addresses the entire business of fashion, including: innovation in fashion design and practice / sustainability and ethics within the industry / micro- and nano-technologies within the fashion context / “smart” textiles and digital fashion / materials, design, concepts and process / fashion consumption and production from retail to performance fashion /new developments in fashion and clothing retail. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & Design
Fashion Theory
Analysis of cultural phenomena ranging from foot binding to fashion advertising. Print copies are also available in the Library from Vol. 15 Issue 1 Mar 2011 to Vol. 24 Issue 7 2020 special issue. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & Design
Flash Art International Edition
Flash Art is an international quarterly magazine and publishing platform dedicated to thinking about contemporary art. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here. Please email [email protected] for off-campus log in details.
Subject: All; Arts & Design
Foam
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year around a specific theme. The magazine serves as a platform for all kinds of photography: from documentary to fashion and contemporary to historic. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here. Please email [email protected] for off-campus log in details.
Subject: All; Arts & Design
Frankie
A niche-style title with mainstream appeal – filled with fashion, art, craft, music, cuteness and real-life inspiration – Frankie is dedicated to uncovering the newest trends, celebrating the latest creative talents and delivering sharp, honest, laugh-out-loud stories their readers can relate to. Print copies are also available in the Library from Jul 2012- Jul/Aug 2022. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & Design
Habitus
A quarterly magazine for, and about, design hunters. Habitus is a publication that has been passionately unpacking design from the inside-out and outside-in for more than ten years. Habitus explores how architecture and design express various ways of life, going beyond one-dimensional stories to gain a real understanding of how people live. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & design
Home & Decor
Singapore's top design magazine featuring exclusive designer interviews, home styling tips, home appliance, interior design ideas as well as expert insights and recommendations that are perfect for design-conscious homeowners and design professionals. Print copies are also available in the Library from Oct 2014 to Nov 2021. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & design
ImagineFX
imagineFX is the definitive resource for digital artists. In-depth workshops, galleries, and news from the best fantasy and sci-fi artists. Print copies are also available in the Library from Aug 2011 to issue 205, 2021. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & design
International Journal of Cultural Policy
Interdisciplinary and international exploration of cultural policy, its meaning, function and impact.
Subject: All; Arts Management
International Journal of Music Education
The International Journal of Music Education is the official peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Music Education. The four issues of IJME per year focus individually on documenting scholarly research, and innovative practices in teaching and learning. Included from time to time is a special showcase issue targeted at timely topics and issues of relevance to the world of music education.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Current research articles, symposia, special issues and reviews of books in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. The philosophy of art includes studies of the nature, meaning and value of the arts. Aesthetics includes work on the aesthetic experiences and values found both in and beyond the arts. Library subscribes to print copies for Vol. 63 No. 1 2005 to Vol. 78 No. 4 Fall 2020. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society
An authoritative source in marketing, intellectual property, arts policy and law, governance, and cultural production and dissemination from various perspectives. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts Management; Business, Marketing & Management
Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices
An exploration of the relationship between dance and somatic practices, and its influence on the wider performing arts. Written by practitioners and scholars, it features ‘visual essays’, interviews, book reviews, themed issues, and reports that traverse the boundaries between text and performance.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Journal of Dance Education
Scholarly and practical articles on the latest developments of dance education, teaching and research practice. The topics include best practices, teaching methodology, pedagogy, advocacy, social justice, historical and cultural contexts, choreography, curriculum, assessment, administration, interdisciplinary studies, etc. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.

Subject: All; Performing Arts
Journal of Dance Medicine & Science (JDMS)
A one-stop source for up-to-date articles on anatomy and physiology, sports medicine and surgery, physical therapy, dance education, kinesiology, psychology, nutrition and diet among others. Print copies are also available in the Library for Vol. 17 No. 1 2013 and Apr 2014. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Journal of Design History
The Journal of Design History covers the history of a range of design-related subjects, from furniture to product design, graphic design, craft, fashion, textiles, architectural interiors and exhibitions. The Journal addresses the history of design from a humanities perspective primarily, but it also borrows methods from related fields including the social sciences, material culture studies and cultural studies. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & Design
Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management
This peer-reviewed journal covers all activities relating to the management and marketing functions in the garment manufacturing and retail sectors. Print copies are also available in the Library for Vol.15 No. 1 2011 to Vol 24 No. 4 2020. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & Design; Business, Marketing & Management
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD)
JOPERD is a peer-reviewed professional journal for educators in physical education, sport, recreation, and dance. It provides the information needed to assist students and clients in learning motor skills, improving fitness, and pursuing physical activity and sport participation safely and appropriately. JOPERD features articles about teaching methods, curriculum, teacher preparation, professional issues, coaching, youth sports, fitness, recreation, and dance. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
A scholarly source covering a wide range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences on Southeast Asia. It has an extensive book review section which includes works in Southeast Asian languages.
Subject: All; Southeast Asian Arts
Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice
The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice aims to create a forum to facilitate, stimulate and disseminate research in the domain of textile design and practice.
Subject: All; Arts Management
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) is the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). It is the magazine of record for timely information on built landscapes and new techniques for ecologically sensitive planning and design. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts Management
MEIEA
The MEIEA is a refereed scholarly work published annually by the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association and is as a resource for anyone interested in scholarly research and writing about the music and entertainment industries. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts Management
Museum Management and Curatorship
In-depth, up-to-date research, analysis and commentary on current issues and developments in museum practice.
Subject: All; Arts Management
Music Analysis| On-campus access only

A peer-reviewed academic journal on music theory and analysis, covering music from medieval to post-modern times. Its Critical Forum takes forward debates concerning the relationship of technical commentary of music with music theory, critical theory, music history and the cognitive sciences.

Subject: All; Performing Arts
Music Education Research

Publishes research on all areas of music education, including research issues from the viewpoint of philosophy, sociology, psychology and comparative studies.

Subject: All; Performing Arts
Music Therapy Perspectives
All forms of reports regarding music therapy practice including, but not limited to, clinically focused research reports, clinical portraits, case studies, educational research, and theoretical articles. It is an official publication of the American Music Therapy Association. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Performance Research
A peer-reviewed journal which promotes interchange between scholarship and practice in the field of performance and emphasizes on contemporary performance arts within changing cultures. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Southeast Asian Arts; Performing Arts
Psychology of Music
Peer-reviewed papers which provide scientific understanding of the physiological aspects of music. These include studies on listening, performing, creating, memorising, analysing, describing, learning, and teaching, as well as applied social, developmental, attitudinal and therapeutic studies.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Research Studies in Music Education
This journal promotes dissemination and discussion of high quality research in music and music education. It encourages the interrogation and development of a range of research methodologies and their application to diverse topics in music education theory and practice.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Sculpture
Art magazine with features and reviews covering contemporary art, particularly sculpture, contemporary sculpture, modern sculpture, installation art, etc. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here. Subject: All; Southeast Asian Arts; Arts & Design
Southeast of Now
Diverse perspectives of art in, from, and around Southeast Asia, considered from both historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as from its region’s borders, identity, efficacy, and limitation.
Subject: All; Southeast Asian Arts; Arts & Design
SPAFA Journal
Research findings and evaluation on Southeast Asian archaeology, fine arts, performing arts, visual arts and cultural-related activities. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. here.
Subject: All; Arts Management; Southeast Asian Arts; Arts & Design
Stanislavski Studies
Analysis and discussion of the history, legacy and application of Stanislavski’s theories to contemporary theatre. Reviews of essential new publications in the field, interviews and profiles, occasional play texts and discussion papers are also included.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Tate Etc.
Tate Etc. brings you the best stories on historic, modern and contemporary art in an accessible and thought-provoking way, with the regular voice of world-renowned artists and writers. Published three times a year and filled with interviews, profiles, opinions and in-depth features, Tate Etc. has all you need to know about art and culture, both at Tate and beyond. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here. Please email [email protected] for off-campus log in details.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
TDR : The Drama Review
TDR publishes performance texts, performative writing, editorials, reviews, and articles about the performing arts, performance in everyday life, politics, popular entertainment, business, and sports. Print copies are also available in the Library for Vol.18 no.2 (T62) Jun 1974 to Vol. 64 No. 4 Winter 2021. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Textile : Cloth and Culture
Research in textiles, cloth, and raw materials with their social, personal and cultural meanings in material history and visual culture worldwide. Print copies are also available in the Library for Vol.1 Issue 3 Nov 2003 to Vol. 18 No. 4 Dec 2020. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & Design
THE : Times Higher Education
Up to date coverage on global higher education including world university rankings, news, commentary and analysis from leading global academics, insightful comment and opinion in higher education, as well as book reviews.

How to access:

Click “Register” under the red user icon at the top right-hand corner of the website Enter your nafa email address and create a password for your user account.

Print copies for selected past issues are available in the Library. Locate them here.
Subject: All
Theatre Research International
Articles on theatre practices in their social, cultural, and historical contexts, their relationship to other media of representation, and to other fields of inquiry. Print copies for selected past issues are available in the Library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
Topos
Topos is a leading international review of landscape architecture and urban design. It covers a broad range of topics from urban landscapes to rural areas, from infrastructure to gardens. The quarterly issues are a rich source of insight into the creative forces that shape the spaces in which we live. Selected volumes of past issues in print are available in the library. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Performing Arts
WASBE Journal
Published by the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, this journal contains PDF articles on wind band performance practices, repertoire, conducting, wind instrument and band pedagogy, band history and sociology, and composition analysis. Please email [email protected] for log in details Subject: All; Performing Arts
Wired
Wired focuses on how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that it uncovers lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. Print copies are also available in the library from May 2014 – Jun 2022. Locate them here.
Subject: All; Arts & Design


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