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Oxford Art Online

The most comprehensive online reference resource for visual arts

Contains:

  • 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

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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

Oxford Music Online

Articles covering everything from composers to performers, instruments to notation

Contains:

  • 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

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Oxford English Dictionary Online

The premier English dictionary

"The definitive record of the English language."

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AFI Catalog

From the American Film Institute, the history of American cinema

"The AFI Catalog, the premier, authoritative resource of American film information, covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976-2014. New records are added each year by the AFI's editorial team."
--from the publisher

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.

American Memory from the Library of Congress

Documents the American experience from written words to sheet music to images

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.

Artemis Literary Sources

Large collection of literary criticism

(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

Arts: Search

Three databases focused on art, architecture, & design
  • Art+Architecture Profiles (AAP): profiles of contemporary designers, architects & craftspeople covered in DAR
  • Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR): index of select international 20th C. design journals
  • ReView: scanned images of select 19th & 20th C. design journals.

Classical Music Reference Library

Authoritative info on Western classical music & composers
  • 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

Classical Scores Library

Contains full, study, piano, and vocal scores
  • 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

Daily Life Through History

About day-to-day life in historical eras

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.

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Extensive reference coverage of the “long” Enlightenment
  • 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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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Concise articles on all aspects of the Middle Ages from art to theology
  • 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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The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

A great resource for reference articles on music from all corners of the globe
  • 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

Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

A comprehensive source on instruments from around the world and their builders

"[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

Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Covers all aspects and time frames of American art and architecture

For description, see OXFORD ART ONLINE

International Encyclopedia of the Dance

“Covers the full spectrum of dance;” from theatrical to ritual dance to biographies of dancers and choreographers
  • 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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You may either BROWSE contents or TYPE a search term in the box. Entries have 'see-also' links to related information.

International Music Score Library Project

Free public domain musical scores

IMSLP contains free public domain musical scores including full scores and parts.

Latino Literature

Poetry, fiction, and plays by Latino authors

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.

Material Connexion

Database of materials, processes, and products from variety of industries
  • 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 (Alexander Street Press)

Streaming audio from jazz to classical to pop to world

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. Includes:

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

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

Reference source for the genre of the fairy tale

"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

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Full-text entries covering all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th Century Europe
  • 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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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Full-text articles covering the entire range of changes that altered 16th Century Europe
  • 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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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Production music for use in film, television, theater, and multimedia projects
  • 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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You may either BROWSE contents or TYPE a search term in the box. Entries have 'see-also' links to related information.

Play Index

Plays and monologues covering ancient Greek theatre to the present
  • 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.

Poetry Foundation

An excellent resource for profiles of poets, as well as to search and read poetry

"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."

Short Story Index

An index to collections and anthologies of short stories covering all genres

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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