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
The American Council of Learned Societies, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Library, offers over 3,700 high quality e-books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.
Includes authoritative versions of feature films that have won a major award and have historical or sociological significance. Provides access to the full-text of the script at the scene or character level and the means to view scenes in all scripts by subject.
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.
AP Images — On campus only
AP (Associated Press) Images provides photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 160 years of history. It contains over one million photographs dating back to 1826 and as current as a few moments ago, tens of thousands of graphics, audio files dating from the 1920's, and news stories dating from 1997.
Artemis Literary Sources
(formerly Literature Criticism Online)
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
"The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, Literature Criticism Online brings together ... acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Multiple search options are combined with an engaging format that matches the look and feel of the print originals." --Gale/Cengage Learning
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  • Art + Architecture ProFiles
  • Design Abstracts Retrospective
  • ReView (19th and early 20th century art journals)
Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR): index of select international 20th C. design journals
Art+Architecture Profiles (AAP): profiles of contemporary designers, architects & craftspeople covered in DAR
ReView: scanned images of select 19th & 20th C. design journals.
The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images with tools for teaching and research. Its collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates from all over the world. The collections encompass a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more.
"The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators."
  • Comprehensive classical music reference database comprising over 47,000 pages of text
  • Contains popular music reference texts Baker’s Dictionary of Music, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music
  • Spans the entire history of Western classical music from the Medieval period to the 21st century including coverage of all classical genres, definitions of musical terms, and biographical information on the major composers and artists
  • Provides coverage of a wide range of material types, including biographies, chronologies, primary source readings, and critical texts
  • Provides access to more than one million pages of classical scores
  • All major time periods represented from medieval to contemporary
  • Diverse genres including choral works, symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde
  • All major score types: full score, study score, piano score, and vocal score
  • Major composers’ repertoires in all genres In-copyright editions from well-known publishers
Includes full-text information from reference works, primary documents, illustrations, and maps related to the day-to-day lives of average Americans past and present.
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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.
Offers high-quality streaming video of British theatre productions and interviews with people involved in all aspects of theatre.
  • free full-text articles from peer-reviewed journals browsable by title or subject
  • scientific and scholarly subjects
  • article searching for over 1,000 journals
ebrary contains a selection of e-books purchased by the University Libraries.
  • Academic Search Elite (covering the sciences, humanities, and more)
  • Art Source (Art Abstracts, Art Full Text, Art Index, Art Index Retrospective, and 63,000 images)
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
EBSCOhost provides access to the following databases from a single interface:
  • Academic Search Elite (covering the sciences, humanities, and more): contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.
  • Art Source (Art Abstracts, Art Full Text, Art Index, Art Index Retrospective, and 63,000 images): covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It provides over 600 full-text journals and more than 220 full-text books.
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text: provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as full text for more than 120 journals, and 100 books. In addition, it includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.
  • 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™.
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection offers over 120,000 full-text titles in the following subject areas:
  • Children's & Young Adult Fiction
  • Children's & Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Arts & Architecture
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  • 700 full-text articles by leading scholars
  • coverage of the Enlightenment extends from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815
  • includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures
  • signed articles with extensive bibliographies
  • information on how-to-cite at the end of each entry
  • published by Oxford University Press
  • edited by Alan Charles Kors, Professor of History since 1968 at the University of Pennsylvania

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  • 3,000 full-text articles by leading scholars
  • coverage on all aspects of the period from the 5th to the 15th Century
  • explores art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history
  • signed articles with extensive bibliographies
  • information on how-to-cite at the end of each entry
  • published by Oxford University Press
  • edited by Andre Vauchez, Director of the French School in Rome

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  • published by the U. S. Department of Education
  • contains more than one million citations to a broad collection of education-related resources
  • includes journal articles, government reports, conference proceedings, curriculum guides, bibliographies, etc.
  • now provides links to the full-text of selected non-journal documents
  • ERIC Thesaurus lists subject headings that the database uses as descriptors.
  • More than 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world
  • Comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples
  • Full-text of the ten-volume print encyclopedia (more than 700 articles)
  • Musical illustrations, photographs, and drawings
  • Song texts and score examples
  • Charts and maps of world regions
"[The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments] provides greatly expanded coverage of instruments from around the world and their builders, with special attention to electronic and experimental instruments, the human body as an instrument, the history and techniques of instrument design and manufacture, performance practice, and the scholars whose work has shaped our current understanding of musical instruments."
--Oxford University Press
For description, see OXFORD ART ONLINE
  • 2,000 full-text articles by leading scholars
  • coverage includes theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance
  • cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers
  • signed articles with extensive bibliographies
  • information on how-to-cite at the end of each entry
  • published by Oxford University Press
  • edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen

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IMSLP contains free public domain musical scores including full scores and parts.
  • database of back runs of core scholarly journals, some dating back to the 1600s
  • contains full text scanned articles that can be printed or downloaded
  • UArts subscribes to JSTORs 'Arts & Sciences III, IV, V, and VIII' collection, which indexes a total of 1208 journals in the arts & humanities, including language and literature, as well as important titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture

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Choice of 3 search types: Basic, Advanced, and Article Locator. Use Advanced for greater control over search; use Article Locator for citation searching.
Browse Journal titles to select from entire run.

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TO PRINT: in order to print entire article, use PRINT command in JSTOR instead of your browser; default is high-quality PDF which requires Adobe, or you can download a software helper application, JPRINT.

Offers high-quality streaming video of feature films, documentaries, and educational programming from thousands of producers, including: The Criterion Collection, BBC, PBS, Kino Lorber, and A & E.
Contains full-text poetry, fiction and drama written in English and Spanish by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. The vast majority of the materials are from the Chicano Renaissance to the present. About 30% of the database is previously unpublished or rare materials.
  • database of wide-ranging news, business, legal and reference information
  • contains full text documents from over 5,900 publications including newspapers, journals, newsletters, broadcast transcripts, wire services, financial reports, and other medical and legal sources
  • source lists available by clicking icon next to publication types
  • results can be printed, saved or e-mailed - be sure to e-mail full text from full text display

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To quickly judge relevancy, display your results in KWIC (KeyWord In Context) format that shows only sentences containing your search terms.

  • online catalog provides access to records from the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress
  • many of the records include digital images, about one million in all
  • information provided on downloading or obtaining copies from the Library's Photoduplication Service
  • excellent resource for the researcher
  • Note: not all images in the public domain
Literature Criticism Online -- see Artemis Literary Sources
  • database of over 1400 new raw materials, processes and products
  • drawn from a large spectrum of industries
  • results include thumbnail images
  • can search by product name, application, country, etc.

Searching is limited to one field at a time; for e.g., you cannot search upholstery in the United States. However, you can pull up all upholstery results and limit by country.

Music Online provides a single place to access the entire suite of Alexander Street Press music products that UArts Libraries subscribes to. This includes over 550,000 albums as well as related content from Academic Video Online and reference sources.
  • 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
  • audio database and listening service of world music from Naxos World Music and numerous additional labels
  • includes the complete Smithsonian Folkways catalogue
  • listen online to over 5,280 albums (47,700 tracks) with new albums added weekly
  • browse by title, artist, language, instrument, cultural group, geographic area, and more
  • includes custom playlist capability
NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera and more.
Members of the UArts community may register a New York Times account for access to the website and smartphone app. Once registered, you may sign in directly at Registrations last for a year and may be renewed once they are up.
  • Black Drama
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama
  • Asian American Drama
  • North American Women's Drama
  • Latino Drama
  • North American Indian Drama
  • union catalog of digital resources created by the University of Michigan
  • provides access to records and files of digital images, audio and video from 900 contributing institutions
  • users can search by TITLE, CREATOR or SUBJECT
  • Most of the images are freely available for educational use
  • Note: check the Rights information for each record for details on permitted usage
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. -- 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. … 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
This Companion is an authoritative reference source for the complex and captivating genre of the fairy tale. It provides full coverage of stories and characters, from Ali Baba, Aladdin, and Cinderella, to Hansel and Gretel, the Moomins, and Tom Thumb, along with the writers who wrote and reworked them, such as Hans Christian Andersen, Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, A. S. Byatt, and Gabriel García Márquez, and the artists who illustrated them, including Quentin Blake, Raymond Briggs, and Maurice Sendak. The Companion also examines related topics such as Disney, film, opera, science fiction, music, even advertising. Special survey articles explore the development of the fairy-tale tradition in individual countries, focusing particularly on the European and North American traditions.
--Oxford Reference
Oxford Art Online
  • Grove Art Online
  • The Benezit Dictionary of Artists
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
  • The Oxford Companion to Western Art
  • the most comprehensive online reference resource for visual arts
  • continually updated worldwide coverage from prehistory to the present day
  • includes: painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, photography
  • signed articles with bibliographies
  • includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
  • image search includes 5,000 images from MOMA, the Met, AICT, and The Artists Rights Society; over 40,000 images from selected gallery and museum websites link to subject entries

If you are looking for images, note that the IMAGE SEARCH on the first screen includes only selected images; for more images, locate the text information on your topic, and click on the IMAGES tab on this screen to get related images

  • 4,000 full-text entries nearly half biographical
  • coverage on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th Century Europe
  • includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period
  • most entries contain bibliographies
  • information on how-to-cite at the end of each entry
  • edited by Gordon Campbell, Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester

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  • 1,200 full-text articles by leading scholars
  • definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered Europe in the 16th Century
  • explores church polity, theology, developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature
  • signed articles with extensive bibliographies
  • information on how-to-cite at the end of each entry
  • edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand, Professor of Religion at Duke University

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  • 4,300 full-text articles by specialist contributors
  • coverage extends from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments
  • includes dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions
  • signed articles with bibliographies
  • information on how-to-cite at the end of each entry
  • edited by Dennis Kennedy, Samuel Beckett Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, and head of the School of Drama, at Trinity College

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"The definitive record of the English language."
Oxford Music Online
  • Grove Music Online
  • The Oxford Campanion to Music
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music
  • extensive online music reference resource
  • continually updated worldwide coverage
  • signed articles, selected bibliographies
  • includes Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music
  • music timelines and topical guides provided
  • articles link to related content
  • over 30,000 plays and 500 monologues written or translated into English
  • coverage extends from ancient Greek theatre to the present
  • search for plays by title, author, subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage), style (symbolism, experimental theater), genre (comedy, melodrama, musical), cast type
  • provides the full publication details needed to locate the play in its published manifestations including plays published as single volumes and also plays in anthologies and collections

To find printed plays, either select 'search for a book' on the main search screen or choose link 'Find this play in a book' in the Master record.
Easy to get LOST among citations: use 'Master record' link to return to your search.

"The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience."

Their website is an excellent resource for profiles of poets and to search and read poetry.
ProQuest: The Arts offers a combined interface for searching Art Bibliographies Modern, Design and Applied Arts Index, International Index to Music Periodicals, and International Index to Performing Arts. Many articles include full-text.
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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.
A guide to publications on music from all over the world, includes over 620,000 records.
This product’s aim is to index all the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year. All literary genres are covered. Approximately 200+ monographs are captured per year, with approximately 3,000-4,000 analytics (chapters/stories).
A digital image database created by the Visual Resources Library at the University of the Arts, hosted by ARTstor. Contains images not availabe from the main ARTstor collection.
The world's largest network of library content and services, WorldCat allows you to simultaneously search thousands of libraries around the world. Use WorldCat to request items via interlibrary loan.

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