Check out the fine arts, music, film and performing arts databases you can access from home.
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JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
Full-text digitised back issues of important journals covering all subjects from the first issue (some as early as 1700). Currency of the articles varies, with most within 1 to 5 years of the current issue.
Indexes all aspects of art, design and photography of the 20th century.
Oxford Art Online
Includes full text drawn from Grove art, Oxford companion to western art, Encyclopedia of aesthetics and Concise Oxford dictionary of art terms. Covers western and non-western art, architecture, decorative arts and photography.
Oxford Reference Online Premium Art & Architecture
Dictionaries and encyclopedias of art, design, architecture & artists.
Wilson Art Abstracts 1984–
Information on arts, crafts, architecture, photography, fashion, textiles, film, television studies and more. Index coverage from 1984 and abstract coverage from January 1994.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals 1934–
Indexes journal articles on interior design and decoration as well as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, and historic preservation. Article dates range from 1934 to current, with selective coverage back to 1741. Compiled by the Getty Research Institute.
Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables
This resource contains detailed descriptions, price ranges, and photographs of thousands of items from all over Australia and New Zealand. The online database includes items added in the last five years, and is regularly updated.
A collection of music from Alexander Street Press featuring Americans of diverse origins and all walks of life, past and present. This collection also covers African American music.
Biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music.
Contemporary World Music
This database of over 16,000 recordings from Alexander Street Press contains the sounds of all regions from every continent, with a focus on contemporary genres.
International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text 1874–
Index with full-text for 83 journals, plus more than 420 international music periodicals. Comprehensive coverage of music styles.
Cross-search all our Alexander Street Press databases to find audio recordings.
Naxos Music Library
Online music catalogue with over 50 classical, world and jazz labels including, ABC Classics, BIS, Chandos and Naxos.
Naxos Jazz Music Library
Comprehensive collection of online jazz audio files. Also contains examples of all the great jazz musicians.
Naxos Video Music Library
Online video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.
Oxford Music Online
This music reference resource includes full text drawn from the Encyclopedia of popular music, Oxford dictionary of music, Grove music and Oxford companion to music. Covers a wide range of musical styles, composers, performers, terminology and works.
Film & performing arts
American Film Institute Catalog 1893–
Great detail on US films 1893–1974, plus selected major films from 1975 onwards. Advanced search option with 12 categories including cast, title, subject, year. Content is updated twice a year.
Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television
Biographical and career information on people working in the contemporary entertainment industry including performers, choreographers, directors, technicians, writers, composers, producers, executives, designers, critics and more.
Film Index International
Indexes over 100,000 films from 170 countries, with plot summaries, full cast and crew lists, award details and more.
International Index to Performing Arts Full Text 1864–
Index with some full text. Wide subject coverage: dance, film, drama, television, the arts and entertainment industry, stagecraft, magic, musical theatre and performance art.
Oxford Reference Online Premium: Performing Arts Resources
Encyclopaedias and dictionaries devoted to international theatre, dance, music and opera.
Victorian Popular Culture 1779–1930s
Three collections of full text sources relating to spiritualism, circuses and popular entertainment.
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