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EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Large collection of ebooks covering a wide variety of topics

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
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Business & Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Fiction
  • General Nonfiction
  • Health & Medicine
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature & Criticism
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Reference
  • Religion
  • Sciences
  • Self-Help & Family
  • Social Sciences
  • Study Aids & Language Learning

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ACLS Humanities E-Book

E-books recommended and reviewed by scholars

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.

American Film Scripts Online

Full-text scripts with additional information on scenes, characters & more

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.

Bloomsbury Popular Music

Provides scholarly coverage of modern popular music from acid house to zydeco.

This database houses the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, all 120+ 33 1/3 book series with each volume providing in-depth analysis of influential albums, the new global 33 1/3 series focusing on popular music from around the world, and an expanding range of scholarly books with a minimum of 5 titles being added annually. Be sure to check out this great resource with comprehensive and authoritative information about all genres of popular music worldwide, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Credo Reference

Hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)

E-books individually selected by the UArts Libraries.

Ebook Central contains e-books individually selected by the University Libraries.

North American Theater Online PLUS

Reference work covering all aspects of theatre, including images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks, and more

Includes:

  • Black Drama
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama
  • Asian American Drama
  • North American Women's Drama
  • Latino Drama
  • North American Indian Drama
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