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All Fine Arts

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database offers more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and over 13,200 publications including books, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

Filmakers Library Online

Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum: race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Humanities Abstracts

Includes articles, book reviews, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, reviews of plays, operas, ballets, dance, musicals, movies, and television and radio programs from more than 570 periodicals. Indexing dates back to 1984, and abstracts start in 1994.

JSTOR Journal Archive

Stores over one thousand scholarly journals in full-text format from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Journals can be searched by title or subject, individually or in groups. For each journal, articles from the first volume through to two to five years before today's date are available.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

LexisNexis includes articles in full text from over 350 newspapers from around the world, including the New York Times back to 1980, as well as from magazines and journals, such as The New Yorker and Newsweek. Search for book reviews and articles on writers and trends in the literary world. (Select "Book, Movie, Music, Play and Video Reviews" from the "Select Sources" pull-down menu in the News search tab.) LexisNexis also includes publications in other languages.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing 100% full-text, online access to over 400 prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

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Art

EBSCO Databases in Art

This link will take you to a short list of EBSCO databases appropriate for research in Art. Resources include Academic Search Premier, Art & Architecture Complete, Humanities Abstracts, and Essay and General Literature Index. You will see a short description of each database, and you may choose to search only the database(s) that are most suitable to your research.

ARTstor

ARTstor is a non-profit digital library with a collection of approximately 500,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools enable viewing and analyzing images through zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.

Design and Applied Arts Index

DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture. 

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online presents the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (published in 1996), updated and fully-indexed, searchable and browsable, with over 45,000 articles and more than 40,000 links to important art images in galleries and museums around the world.

Saskia Digital Art Images

This collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. The images are displayed in both high resolution and thumbnail format. Additionally, the descriptive data about the images includes references to the occurrences of these images in 19 major art history texts. Access to Saskia is provided by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). More information about the Saskia collection may be found at http://www.saskia.com/

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Music

EBSCO Databases in Music

This link will take you to a short list of EBSCO databases appropriate for research in Music. Resources include Academic Search Premier, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, Humanities Abstracts, and Essay and General Literature Index. You will see a short description of each database, and you may choose to search only the database(s) that are most suitable to your research.

IPA Source

Offers the largest collection on the web of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet transcriptions of opera arias and art song texts. Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English works are included. You can browse by composer, arias, poets, or Latin texts.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is the world's largest online classical music library. It currently offers streaming access to over 45,000 CDs; 500 new CDs are added monthly. In addition to classical music, NML includes jazz, world music, and more. You can access NML anytime, anywhere, but be sure to access it through Tredway Library's website.

Opera in Video

Opera in Video contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.

Oxford Music Online (2nd Edition)

The standard and most comprehensive music encyclopedia in an electronic form. Covered subjects include music history, theory and practice, terminology, and biography among others. Non-Western and popular music are covered as well.

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Theatre

EBSCO Databases in Theatre

This link will take you to a short list of EBSCO databases appropriate for research in Theatre. Resources include Academic Search Premier, MLA International Bibliography, America: History & Life, Art & Architecture Complete, Humanities Abstracts, and Essay and General Literature Index. You will see a short description of each database, and you may choose to search only the database(s) that are most suitable to your research.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

LexisNexis includes articles in full text from over 350 newspapers from around the world, including the New York Times back to 1980, as well as from magazines and journals, such as The New Yorker and Newsweek. Search for book reviews and articles on writers and trends in the literary world. (Select "Book, Movie, Music, Play and Video Reviews" from the "Select Sources" pull-down menu in the News search tab.) LexisNexis also includes publications in other languages.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing 100% full-text, online access to over 400 prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

Theatre in Video

Theatre In Video contains definitive performances of the world's leading plays and film documentaries, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.

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