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Academic Video Online: Premium
  • American History in Video
  • Art and Architecture in Video
  • Dance in Video
  • Classical Music in Video
  • Ethnographic Video Online
  • Filmakers Library
  • New World Cinema
  • Opera in Video
  • Silent Film Online
  • Theatre in Video
  • and 25 additional video collections, covering history, business, the social sciences, and more...
Contains more than 23,000 full video titles, organized in the following collections:
  • American History in Video
  • Area Studies Video Online
  • Art and Architecture in Video
  • Asian Film Online
  • Black Studies in Video
  • Classical Music in Video
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
  • Current Affairs in Video
  • Dance in Video
  • Education in Video
  • Environmental Studies in Video
  • Ethnic Studies Video Online
  • Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I and Volume II
  • Filmakers Library Online: Volume I and Volume II
  • Global Business and Economics in Video
  • Health and Society in Video
  • Humanities Video Online
  • LGBT Studies in Video
  • The March of Time®
  • New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990–Present
  • Opera in Video
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
  • Psychology Video Online
  • Science Video Online
  • Silent Film Online
  • Theatre in Video
  • The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy
  • Women's and Gender Studies Video Online
  • World History in Video
  • World Languages and Literature in Video
  • World Newsreels Online, 1929–1966
  • audio database and listening service that documents the history of African American music
  • collection includes jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs and narratives
  • listen online to over 16,000 selections of great historical recordings from Document Records
  • audio files can be downloaded
  • many items include .pdf files of album covers with liner notes
  • browse by artist, ensemble, genre, album title, instrument or label
  • includes custom playlist capability
Provides free online access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. Materials from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.
  • audio database and listening service of classical music from over 30 prominent labels
  • collection includes vocal, choral, chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental and opera
  • listen online to over 50,000 selections from earliest times to the present
  • audio files can be downloaded for a fee
  • many items include .pdf files of album covers with liner notes
  • browse by artist, ensemble, genre, composer, conductor, period, instrument or label
  • includes custom playlist capability
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  • audio database and listening service that provides audio, liner notes and essays from the diverse catalogue of recordings by New World Records
  • collection includes folk to opera; Native American to jazz; 19th century classical to early rock; also musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond
  • browse by composer, artist, ensemble, genre, instrument or label
  • listen online to over 7500 selections through web streaming using QuickTime Player (6.5.2 or later)
  • check HELP for troubleshooting about streaming, technical requirements, etc.
"Jazz Music Library will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online—with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. At launch, the collection includes works licensed from legendary record labels, including Audiophile, Concord Jazz, Contemporary Records, Fantasy, Jazzology, Milestone, Nessa Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, and Prestige. Labels being added include Circle Records, GHB Records, Good Time Jazz, GRP Records, Impulse, Peak, Riverside, Solo Art Records, Stretch Records, Verve, and dozens more." -Alexander Street Press
Music Online provides a single place to search the entire suite of Alexander Street Press music products that UArts Libraries subscribes to. Music Online can cross-search any combination of these databases:
  • African American Music Reference
  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Classical Music Reference Library
  • Classical Scores Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Dance in Video
  • The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
  • Opera in Video
  • audio database and listening service of classical music from the entire Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues
  • collection includes classical, jazz, world, folk and Chinese
  • listen online to over 165,000 selections
  • includes documentation from original disc issues
  • browse by artist, genre, composer, year of composition, period or instrument
  • includes custom playlist capability
  • audio database and listening service of jazz from the entire catalogues of Naxos and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz
  • listen online to over 22,600 tracks from over 2,300 albums
  • includes documentation from original disc issues
  • browse by artist, album, or composition
  • includes custom playlist capability
Omnimusic offers tens of thousands of production music tracks for use in film, television, theater, and multimedia projets. Tracks are sorted by style, mood, and tempo and may be downloaded as mp3 or wav files.
OntheBoards.tv -- Available on-campus only
"a website that delivers full-length, high quality contemporary performance films to your TV, desktop or mobile device. [On the Boards] are one of the first contemporary performance organizations to begin filming works by top caliber artists with multiple high-definition cameras, collaboratively editing the films with the artists, and delivering feature-length performance films to audiences around the globe.

"Founded by artists in 1978, [they] work to introduce audiences to artistic innovators who are defining the future of dance, theater and music whether on our stage in Seattle or on the global screen. … OntheBoards.tv provides access to works by the leading voices from the field of contemporary performance, some of which will never be performed again."
--On the Boards Theater
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Founded in 1999, the Rhizome ArtBase is an online archive of new media art containing some 2174 art works, and growing. The ArtBase encompasses a vast range of projects by artists all over the world that employ materials such as software, code, websites, moving images, games and browsers to aesthetics and critical ends.
  • audio database and listening service from various archives worldwide of folk and ethnic musics
  • listen online to over 35,000 selections of the world's musical and aural traditions
  • audio files can be downloaded
  • many items include .pdf files of album covers with liner notes
  • browse by artist, ensemble, genre, country, cultural group, language, album title, instrument or label
  • includes custom playlist capability



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