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  • Art Abstracts

    Allows one user access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Art Abstracts provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts for more than 450 international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.  [Details]

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index

    Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.  [Details]

  • CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

    This database offers images, text and multimedia representing a broad range of works of art from the collections of prominent museums. It highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covers the complete range of expressive forms.  [Details]

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete

    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides content in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.  [Details]

  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

    Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, family studies, law, music, performing arts and much more.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Literature Resource Center

    Rich in biographical, bibliographical, and critical content, Gale's Literature Resource Center is the premier Internet resource for information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.  [Details]

  • MLA International Bibliography

    Subjects within the MLA International Bibliography consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.  [Details]

  • Play Index

    Allows one user access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Play Index enables users to search some 44,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present. The database covers a wide range of plays written or translated into English, including one-act plays, pageants, radio and television plays, and classic drama.  [Details]

  • Project MUSE

    Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Project Muse Advanced Search

  • Theatre in Video

    Theatre in Video 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. This release contains 60 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • Newspaper Source Plus

    Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,400 full-text newspapers, providing more than 55 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. Videos and podcasts are coming soon.  [Details]

  • Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890-1982

    Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.This resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.  [Details]

  • Art Abstracts

    Allows one user access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Art Abstracts provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts for more than 450 international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.  [Details]

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index

    Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.  [Details]

  • CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

    This database offers images, text and multimedia representing a broad range of works of art from the collections of prominent museums. It highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covers the complete range of expressive forms.  [Details]

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete

    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides content in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.  [Details]

  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

    Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, family studies, law, music, performing arts and much more.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Literature Resource Center

    Rich in biographical, bibliographical, and critical content, Gale's Literature Resource Center is the premier Internet resource for information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.  [Details]

  • MLA International Bibliography

    Subjects within the MLA International Bibliography consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.  [Details]

  • Play Index

    Allows one user access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Play Index enables users to search some 44,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present. The database covers a wide range of plays written or translated into English, including one-act plays, pageants, radio and television plays, and classic drama.  [Details]

  • Project MUSE

    Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Project Muse Advanced Search

  • Theatre in Video

    Theatre in Video 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. This release contains 60 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • Newspaper Source Plus

    Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,400 full-text newspapers, providing more than 55 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. Videos and podcasts are coming soon.  [Details]

  • Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890-1982

    Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.This resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.  [Details]

  • Academic Search Complete

    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, scholarly full-text database including peer-reviewed journals, full-text
    periodicals, reports, books, and much more. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. It includes over 13,690 indexed and abstracted journals and full-text for nearly 9,100 journals.  [Details]

  • America: History & Life

    Allows six users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    America: History & Life provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. Selective indexing includes over a thousand journals dating back over 55 years.  [Details]

  • ARTstor Digital Library

    Registered users can download individual images from the ARTstor Digital Library so remember to register for a free user account.

    The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.   [Details]

    Tutorial:   Teaching and Studying with ARTstor

  • Gale Literary Index

    Gale's Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 157,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 210,000 titles into one source.  [Details]

  • Historical Abstracts

    Allows six users access at a time.  Please try again later if you are not able to access this resource.

    Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more.  [Details]

  • Literary Reference Center Plus

    Literary Reference Center™ Plus is a comprehensive, full-text database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Combining information from major reference works, books, literary journals, this database features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Literary Reference Center Plus

  • MasterFILE Complete

    This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922.  [Details]

  • PBS Video Collection

    You can now view nearly 250 quality PBS programs covering a wide variety of topics. These videos are viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps). Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.  [Details]

  • Routledge Performance Archive

    This trial is available through April 8, 2014 from on-campus only. Please give us your feedback about this eResource, especially if you are interested in a permanent subscription.

    What is available on the Routledge Performance Archive?

    • Audio-visual material, much previously unavailable and exclusive to Routledge, sourced directly from theatre practitioners and extensively cross-referenced.
    • Each practitioner and each item of content is illustrated by edited entries from The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance.
    • Practitioners biographical details
    • Links to special Routledge theatre and performance journals promotions.
     [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]


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