Visual and Performing Arts

Academic Search Complete                                                            

The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Complete provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

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Art Source

Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text jounrals, 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, artists, designers, students and general researchers.

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ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. In ARTstor you can: * Browse content by collection, classification, or geography * Search content by keyword or advanced search terms (e.g., date and geographic origin) * Sort search results by date, creator, or title * View images and image data * Zoom in on and pan images for greater detail * Print and save images and related data to other hardware (e.g. CD, memory stick, hard drive) * Create groups of images for later retrieval and presentation * Organize image groups into shared folders * Direct other ARTstor users to images or image groups * Upload personal images and sound files to the ARTstor platform * Export images and image groups to ARTstor's Offline Image Viewer (OIV) presentation tool * Save citations for images or image groups, and email or print these, as well as export them directly into EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, Reference Manager, or a text file.

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Credo Reference

Partnering with many of the world's leading publishers, Credo Reference combines publishing expertise with the latest digital technologies to unlock the knowledge value of reference material. By using unique proprietary technology that integrates information through a network of intelligent, multi-dimensional cross-references, Credo Reference delivers real added value to students, researchers, businesses and reference help desks worldwide.

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EBSCO eBook Collection

More than 100,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Search by title, author, keyword, publisher, publication date, or ISBN number.

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Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Gale Literature Criticism Online

Contains the searchable contents of the following reference sets:

Contemporary Literary Criticism (v.272 - ): Each volume profiles influential writers via excerpted passages from selected criticism.

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (v. 218 - ) : This series presents substantial excerpts from the best criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers of 1900 to 1999.

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (v.211 - ): Each volume presents overviews of four to eight authors of 1800 through 1899 with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author.

Literature Criticism 1400-1800 (v.163 - ): This authoritative resource on the greatest writers of the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Restoration eras fulfills a need for information on historical periods, literary trends and topics, and the achievements of noteworthy individuals.

Poetry Criticism (v.96 - ): A collection of biographical sketches, author portraits, primary bibliographies and much more.

Short Story Criticism (v.124 - ): The most-studied short story writers of yesterday and today are profiled in volumes that deliver a historical survey of the critical response to their work.

Drama Criticism (v.35 - ): For each play or playwright featured, a full range of critical opinion is presented, along with a biographical sketch, a chronological list of the writers major works and more.

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Humanities Full Text

The most comprehensive resource available in its field, Humanities Full Text brings you full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. The database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more. Full text as far back as 1995.

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JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.

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Play Index

Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

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ProQuest Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central offers over 1M+ ebooks and 1,500+ imprints from more than 750 publishers on one platform. Ebook Central allows a choice of easy DRM-free download at the chapter level or full book download with expanded DRM. Access here

VAST – Academic Video Online

VAST covers the following areas and more: art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, feature films* (including contemporary world cinema and silent films), psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, and women?s studies. The range of subjects covered continues to grow.

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