IDFA Subject Gateway
Collection of┬á humanities and other multidisciplinary journals published by university presses.
Provides fulltext access to 450 core scholarly journals in the Arts and Sciences. Coverage begins with the first issue of each journal title. However, JSTOR does not include any articles from the most recent five years. For those you will have to search other sources, such as Art Abstracts.
The MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) is the preeminent index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures (including drama), folklore and linguistics, compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.
A fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of dance, theatre and other performance areas.
Single most comprehensive subject-author guide to music periodical literature. Online coverage spans from 1976 to the present and contains┬áarticles from 775 international music periodicals.
An abstracted index of 300 international music periodicals covering music, musical theater, and performance art.
Includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and 5,000 images from institutions such as the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Includes┬áevery art form, medium, and civilization of the era, tracing the development of the art forms in Classical civilizations.
Profiles 66 black artists from the African Diaspora who have worked and lived in the United States.
Examines the lives and works of approximately 70 Native American artists, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, mixed media, assemblage art, glass art, fiber art, ceramic art, printmaking, videography, filmmaking, digital art, and performance art.
Includes entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers, choreographers, and other personalities in musical theater.
Contains┬áthe full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Contains articles, images, maps, and sound files on native/traditional and popular music spanning the globe.
┬áCovers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance.
Surveys clothing, body adornment, and examines the origins of clothing, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, including information on representative costumes from a wide variety of historical eras.
Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts covering fashion, mass media, the arts, and historic events and trends.
Provides text, images, and journal content on world dress and fashion, including the ten-volume Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. This database covers all regions of the world, from pre-history to the present day, with content provided by renowned scholars.
Essays and biographical┬áinformation┬áon musical groups, individual performers, and genres/styles of popular music from around the world.
Signed articles from the online version of the five volume print encyclopedia.┬á Search for individuals or musical groups by using the Search tab at the top of the screen.┬á Includes classical, popular, jazz, blues, and country musicians and composers.
LION provides texts, and criticism of over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th to the 21st century including thousands of literary articles, essays, biographies and encyclopedia entries. Search by your author's name to get biographical and literary information, including critical reviews of their works.
Contains nearly 500,000 images offering an overview of world art, architecture, and visual culture.
Online collection documenting works of art from several prominent museum collections.
Electronic library containing the current photos and a selection of pictures from the print and negative library of The Associated Press.
Includes access to more than two million images organized by subject matter from more than 50 collections, such as the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, and others. Images can be downloaded, printed, saved in a "Lightbox" or virtual folder, or e-mailed as jpegs.
Library of musical recordings for online listening, including mainly classical, but also some jazz, world, and other┬ámusical genres.
World music recordings from the Smithsonian Folkways label.
Naxos Music Library Jazz offers streaming music of both jazz legends and contemporary jazz, including over 320 independent labels.┬á The database includes over 4000 CDs, with new selected titles added each month.
An electronic resource of recordings, including CD audio, liner notes and essays from New World, Composers Recordings, and other labels. (Must have QuickTime player)
This online music repository from the Library of Congress features streaming versions of recordings made between 1901 and 1925 from Victor Talking Machine Company.┬á Genres include classical, jazz, blues, country, musical theater, and popular song.
Educational films and documentaries in the humanities and other disciplines.
VAST Academic Videos online includes a wide variety of documentaries and performance videos spanning a large number of disciplines. Included are documentaries about composers and music history, performance and masterclass videos, as well as full operas, theatrical productions, and dance performances. Input search terms/names in the main search box and use the limits on the right of the screen to refine your search results.
A streaming video collection of 37 Shakespeare plays produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Note: Requires Adobe Flash browser plug-in
An e-book database covering more than 220 academic disciplines, including books covering art, music, dance, and theater.
Provides a collection of over 4,560 electronic books, including reference books; includes performing and fine arts topics..
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 -- many works include illustrations.
A comprehensive global collection of dissertations and theses, from 1861 to the present day and, offering full text for most of the dissertations after 1996. .
Includes over 36 million records for materials in a variety of formats held by libraries worldwide. If it has ever been published, it's likely to be found on WorldCat, making this a useful resource for several Reference Paper questions. Use the yellow Find It button to check the availability of a particular book in Cook Library or the other USMAI libraries. Books not available from USMAI libraries can be requested via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Most ILL books take 10-14 days to arrive at Cook Library.
This online version of the 16th edition provides help citing sources, including examples and tools such as sample correspondence and proofreaders' marks. Use the find it button to access the full text.
Zotero is a free bibliographic managment tool that is an extension used with the Mozilla Firefox web browser and helps you organize, collect, cite, and share your resarch sources.