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Contains 500 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.
Indexing, abstracts, and much full-text coverage for music periodicals since 1874.
Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.) with annual additions of new material and updates to the text, plus extensive image links and all the sophisticated search advantages possible with an online reference source.
Access to the database is limited to 5 users.
Access to the database is limited to 5 users.
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.
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.
The Audio Drama Collection delivers more than three hundred important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation's premiere radio theatre company.
Contains approximately 1,462 plays by 233 playwrights, with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. Close to 600 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors.
Audio recordings of compositions from independent record labels and sound archives.
The DS is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscriptions from a variety of U.S. institutions (Huntington Library, Jewish Theological Seminary, Grolier Club, UC Berkeley, etc.).
E-corpus is a collective digital library that catalogs and disseminates numerous documents: manuscripts, archives, books, journals, prints, audio recordings, video, etc.
This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary.
Features the John Larpent Archival Collection from the Huntington Library which includes over 2,500 digital facsimile of almost every play submitted for license in England between 1737 and 1824. This resource is provided by Adam Matthew.
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.
World War I, Hildegard of Bingen, Art Nouveau, and the Euro are all covered in the multilingual Europeana archive.
Ethnographic field videos representing religious, ethnic, and cultural groups worldwide. Collections span several decades. Content includes music, dance, everyday life, important events, and interviews.
The purpose of this project is to make universally available information about music copyright infringement cases from the mid-nineteenth century forward.
Locate musical works contained in printed collections, sets, and series; indexes individual compositions printed in complete works of composers, anthologies of music, and other scholarly editions.
Literal and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions for musical vocal works in French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.
Bibliography of articles on medieval and renaissance topics.
This is the most comprehensive database in this field, with more than 100,000 pages of fiction and poetry representing Chicano and Latin American writers working in the United States.
Digital score resources, including CD Sheet Music, the Orchestra Musician’s Library (instrumental parts for the standard canon of orchestral works), and an Accompaniment Studio.
The Library has a very strong engineering and technology collection, made even stronger by the acquisition of the Engineering Societies Libraries in 1995.
LCO is comprised of 10 collections of English-language scholarly and popular commentary on literary works in most languages ranging from the classical to Shakespeare to contemporary publications.
Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.
From 1935-1967, American theatergoers and television watchers were witness to Time Inc.'s unique and controversial newsreel series, The March of Time.
Video recordings of Metropolitan Opera performances going back more than 80 years; includes historic radio broadcasts and some live events.
Global music industry information in three platforms: Music ID Data, Music ID Revenue, and Music ID Impact.
Centralized access to all subscribed audio databases under Alexander Street / ProQuest.
An international directory of the performing artists and management, with industry news, events, press releases, articles, and polls. (Access limited to 5 concurrent users)
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge.
Audio recordings from all eras of western music history. (Access limited to 15 concurrent users)
The digital version of David Daniels' reference work; search compositions by duration, instrumentation, chorus type, and soloists.
Grove Music Online, the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music. (Access limited to 8 concurrent users.)
The Oxford Text Archive (OTA) collects, catalogues, preserves and distributes high-quality digital electronic texts and other literary and language resources for research and teaching.
Play Index searches over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present in the convenient electronic form that patrons prefer.
The most comprehensive multimedia theatre database on the internet.Includes decades of digitized versions of Playbills, photos, videos and more!
A platform for watching independent films including a curated collection of acclaimed movies, archival restorations, award-winning documentaries and artist-made works from around the world.
Also known as the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, providing comprehensive bibliography, indexing, and access to the largest amount of core music periodical content.
Documentation for location and attributes of music manuscripts and printed music between 1600-1800.
Themefinder is a non-profit collaborative project of the
Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities (CCARH) at Stanford University and the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory at the Ohio State University.