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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.
Arts: Search
  • 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.
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.
  • 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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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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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.
Literature Criticism Online
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • 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
  • 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.

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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 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
Includes:
  • Black Drama
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama
  • Asian American Drama
  • North American Women's Drama
  • Latino Drama
  • North American Indian Drama
Oxford Art Online
  • Grove Art Online
  • 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

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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

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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.
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).



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