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The online AFI Catalog documents every American feature film from 1893 to 1970.
This essential tool for film studies, created by the International Federation of Film Archives, indexes more than 300,000 articles from 300 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 onward.
Indexing, abstracts, and much full-text coverage for performing arts periodicals since 1864.
AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Includes the complete series of United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel, available in their entirety capturing history as it was made and reported to viewers of the time. Also includes documentaries from PBS, California Newsreel, A&E, Bullfrog Films, Documentary Educational Resources, The History Channel, and others.
American Rhetoric contains over 5,000 public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, etc. in such categories as speeches by President Obama, movie speeches, and the top 100 American political speeches of the 20th century.
The American West, produced by Adam Matthew Publications, is an extraordinary documentary compilation of original and unique source materials on the development of the American West.
The Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1,100 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.
Bertolt Brecht's work has always provoked heated discussion, though today he is viewed as principally a classicist and a rationalist.
British Pathe is the world's leading multimedia resource with a history stretching back over a century.
Mexican Cinema, from its beginnings in the late 1890s to its Golden Age (1930s to 1960).
This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary.
An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research.
Film Index International is an international film database focusing on entertainment films and personalities FII was developed by the British Film Institute and gives full international coverage of films and film personalities from over 180 countries up to the present day.
Supports research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) provides a digital venue for documenting the expression of social and political life through performance in the many political landscapes of the Americas.
From 1935-1967, American theatergoers and television watchers were witness to Time Inc.'s unique and controversial newsreel series, The March of Time.
Operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places. (Access limited to 5 concurrent users)
Paley Center Seminars is a unique video collection of interviews and panel discussions recorded at The Paley Center for Media.
ProQuest Research Library is a multi-disciplinary index suitable for both undergraduates and graduate students.
ProQuest Telecommunications is a essential resource for anyone researching the industry or its technology.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature.
ScienceCinema utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research, allowing you to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files.
Techstreet provides access to standards and technical information from major publishers. Subscribed documents are available in PDF format and can be downloaded to your personal computer. Currently, USC subscribes to selected documents from ASCE, ASME, ISEA, SAE and ISO. To request additional documents, please contact the Science and Engineering Librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org with the agency and document number(s) you are looking for. Downloaded documents can only be read using Adobe Acrobat with the FileOpen add-on. Both are available on the Techstreet website.
A database of a major collection of Spanish dramatic literature in small pamphlet form, includes popular theatrical and musical entertainment genres and 15,000 works from Spain and Latin America, by 2,500 authors, from 1603 to the late 1930s. Searchable by author, title, composer, place of publication, publisher, printer, keyword and date.
Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all.
A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Every article, cover, photo shoot, illustration and advertisement has been digitized to the highest standard, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by designer and brand names.