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  • ABELL -- Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature
    ABELL "aims to list annually all scholarly articles, books and reviews concerning English language and literature and related topics published anywhere in the world, and in any language." Published by the Modern Humanities Research Association, coverage is 1920-present, with extensive linking to full-text articles.
  • Academic Ebooks from EBSCO
    EBSCO Academic Ebooks provides access to over 170,000 titles, including popular, professional, and scholarly works. The collection covers the gamut of academic disciplines: the arts, business, education, health & medicine, history, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social sciences. Most of the ebooks are accessible by an unlimited number of simultaneous users, and a very large number of them are not part of any other ebook collection available through the Library.
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)
    A multi-disciplinary scholarly, full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Also provides indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
  • ACLS Humanities eBook Collection
    The Humanities eBooks collection is a project of the American Council of Learned Societies and contains over 4,000 curated titles in all areas of the humanities and history: Archaeology and Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Biblical Studies, Film and Media, Folklore, Linguistics, Literature & Literary Criticism, Musicology, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology. Specialty disciplines include: Economics and Environmental Studies, Jewish and Middle East Studies, Latin American studies, LGBT/Queer and Gender Studies, Native Peoples of the Americas, History of Science & Technology, & Women’s Studies.
  • Artstor Digital Library
    The Artstor Digital Library is a online digital image library designed to serve educational and scholarly communities with nearly two million images from the collections of all types of museums from around the world. Artstor features an unparalleled range of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository. Artstor facilitates research and education in numerous disciplines, including art and visual studies, architecture, religion, anthropology and archaeology, global studies, fashion and costume, classics, world history, and more. Our library is solely available for teaching, education and scholarship, with all images supported with comprehensive metadata and cleared for educational use.
  • BBC Shakespeare Plays
    Television adaptations of all 37 plays by William Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. All productions are traditional interpretations of the plays set in either Shakespeare's own time (1564 to 1616) or in the historical period of the events depicted (such as ancient Rome for Julius Caesar, or c1400 for Richard II etc). Casts include notable actors such as John Gielgud, Ben Kingsley, Claire Bloom, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Michael York, Alan Rickman, John Cleese and Derek Jacobi.
  • Dance in Video
    Dance in Video covees the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies. The diverse content supports a wide range of courses, from dance history and dance appreciation to choreography, dance composition, and improvisation. Films feature many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide, including Agnes de Mille, Mark Morris, Lestor Horton, Anna Sokolow, Anthony Tudor, Jose Limon, Paul Draper, and Chuck Green.
  • Ebrary Academic Complete
    Ebrary Academic Complete is an ebook collection aimed at college and university students and faculty. The collection of over 125,000 titles covers the gamut of academic disciplines: the arts, business, education, health & medicine, history, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social sciences. The majority of titles are published by important academic publishers, including major university presses such as the University of Georgia. All ebooks are accessible by an unlimited number of simultaneous users, and a very large number of them are not part of any other ebook collection available through the Library.
  • Education in Video
    Every student of education knows that reading about education theory in the abstract is a dramatically different experience than applying that knowledge in the classroom. Education in Video tackles this challenge with video programming developed specifically for training and developing both novice and experienced teachers. This growing collection gives education students and teachers a reliable way to observe the intricacies of behavior that define effective teaching styles. Video content includes demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. In-depth and special-topic videos enable teachers to expand their knowledge and link abstract theories to real-world situations.
  • Humanities Source
    Humanities Source is a leading service for humanities research, including history. Topics include archaeology, art, communications, dance, film, folklore, history, journalism, linguistics, literary and social criticism, classics, area studies, popular culture studies and gender studies. The service provides full-text articles, obituaries, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, reviews of books and performances and much more. Humanities Source includes hundreds of thousands of citations/abstracts from 1900-present and full-text articles from over 1,500 scholarly, professional, and popular sources. Linking to full-text articles in other services is provided.
  • International Bibliography of Theater & Dance with Full Text (IBTD) (EBSCOHost)
    Citations and full-text articles from international journals in drama, dance, media, mime, mixed entertainment, storytelling, music-drama, and puppetry. Includes opera, operetta, musical theatre, and dance-related music also.
  • LION -- Literature Online
    Provides over 250 full-text literary journals and reference works for British and American poetry, drama and prose. Contains the complete texts of over 16,000 British and American literary works. Contains nearly 900 videos of poets reading their own works or the poetry of others, from all periods of English-language poetry.
  • LION -- Poets on Screen
    LION, Literature Online, also provides videos of poets reading their own work and the works of others. Poetry of all periods is presented, though much is modern and contemporary. The opening page has an author/reader list and there is another page with a list by title.
  • LION -- Shakespeare Audio Plays
    The complete Arkangel Shakespeare contains fully dramatised unabridged recordings of all of Shakespeare's plays. Each play is recorded by noted actors, many of whom were trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, such as Simon Russell Beale, Joseph Fiennes, David Tennant, Niamh Cusack and Sir John Gielgud and includes sound effects and music to bring the plays further to life.
  • LION -- The Poetry Archive
    The Poetry Archive was founded by the former British poet laureate, Andrew Motion, to create and make available recordings of important contemporary poets reading their own works. The project is based on the idea that such readings are a powerful source of insight, understanding and enjoyment. The Archive also presents historic and hard-to-find recordings of poets of earlier times reading their works. The Archive includes contemporary poets such as Billy Collins, Carol Ann Duffy and Michael Longley, along with historic recordings of Edmund Blunden, E.E. Cummings, Sylvia Plath and many more.
  • Literary Reference Center (EBSCOHost)
    Combines information from major respected reference works, books, and over 300 literary journals. Also includes the full-texts of 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories; and over 7,500 classic novels. Reference sources include: Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism; Harold Bloom's complete Literary Criticism Series; and MagillOnLiterature Plus.
  • 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.
  • PBS Video Online
    PBS has put a great number of its videos online, freely available for streaming. There are both full-length programs and series and long excerpts from programs. The programming presented is very recent, for example, the latest Brian Greene NOVA documentary, The Fabric of the Cosmos. There is also a great of programming from the past, including Frontline, Washington Week, the Nightly Business Report, NOVA, art21, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, and a great deal more.
  • Performing Arts Journals in JSTOR
    This link opens JSTOR with all Performing Arts journals preselected for searching. All articles, reviews, editorials, images, and other matter from all issues of each journal are available for searching. The most recent 3 years are usually not included for journals still being published. Use Find It! or the Journal Locator to determine whether you have access to other recent issues.
  • ProQuest Research Library Complete
    Extensive collection of full-text articles and citations from over 4,700 journals and magazines. ProQuest Research Library is designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas, and cover them extensively; so not only is it an invaluable service for many diverse academic disciplines, it’s also useful to readers and researchers at every level.
  • Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-present
    Since 1890, the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature has become the ultimate index of subjects in the popular press and has earned the trust of researchers at all levels. It contains over 5 million citations from approximately 550 leading magazines and academic journals from 1890-present. The Readers' Guide provides access to the most detailed account of U.S. culture and history available in a single research service. You can use it to track contemporary events such as diplomacy with Iran, racial tension in America, and the 2016 Presidential election. You can also find reportage from the time periods of the Civil Rights Movement, all the wars of the 20th century, the Great Depression, the progress of science and technology, and events and criticism in all the arts.
  • Research Library Complete (ProQuest)
    Extensive collection of full-text articles and citations from over 4,700 journals and magazines. ProQuest Research Library is designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas, and cover them extensively; so not only is it an invaluable service for many diverse academic disciplines, it’s also useful to readers and researchers at every level.
  • SAGE Premier All Access Collection
    SAGE Premier provides the full-text of every article, 1999-present, from all 650+ peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE Publications. Also provides citations/abstracts for all articles from each journal's first issue. Disciplines represented include: cultural studies, history, theology & biblical studies, philosophy, and language & literature; business, economics, management, and marketing; education and special education; sociology and social policy, geography and anthropology, criminal justice and criminology, and family, gender & ethnic studies; applied sciences and technology; nursing, medicine, and health sciences; life and ecological sciences.
  • Theatre in Video
    Theatre in Video currently contains more than 290 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 documentaries about all aspects of theatre. This service streams videos using the Adobe Flash format. Some of the authors represented include O’Casey, Cocteau, Voltaire, Strindberg, Ibsen, Moliere, Aeschylus, Chekov, Genet, Giraudoux, Sophocles, Garcia Lorca, Osborne, Saroyan, Wilder, Pinter, Racine, McNally, Simon, Shange, Williams, Wasserstein, Kaufman, Anderson, Sheridan, and Shakespeare. More details are available from Alexander Street Press.
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