PRIMARY DATABASES: Theatre and Drama

Academic Search Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1865 - present

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database featuring peer-reviewed journals as well as other journals, magazines, newspapers, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. Designed specifically for academic institutions, this is the database of choice for a wide variety of research interests. The database features full-text for over 5,300 periodicals and provides access to even more online content through OLinks. Updated daily. Note: this database offers indexing for the Wall Street Journal. To access articles in the WSJ, search the separate Wall Street Journal database.


Art Full Text    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1929- present.

Art Full Text provides comprehensive abstracting and indexing for 400 leading international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. This database offers broad coverage of art topics, including advertising, archaeology, crafts, folk art, graphic arts, interior design, video, film, architecture, and art history. Updated monthly.


Film and Television Literature Index    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Film & Television Literature Index covers the literature about television and film writing. It provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more. F&TLI has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.


Humanities International Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Humanities International Complete is a comprehensive database of humanities content, providing full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from American Humanities Index and Humanities International Index (over 1.6 million records) plus unique full text content.


International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance represents the most comprehensive multicultural and inter-disciplinary research tool available to theater students, educators and professionals. Initiated by the American Society for Theatre Research, IBTD becomes a valuable component to EBSCO's list of subject-specific secondary databases covering the humanities. Since 1984, the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College has published 14 volumes of the IBTD. These volumes comprise a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. As experts in the subject area, TRDC will continue indexing various titles for the database as well as coordinating international contributors.


LexisNexis Academic    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: varies, but strong for 1980s-present

Provides access to over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Features an extensive collection of 350+ national (U.S.), regional, and international newspapers, many same day of publication, including coverage for the New York Times. Also offers non-English language news sources, broadcast transcripts, campus news, and a full range of information for business and legal research. Updated daily.


MLA International Bibliography    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1926 - present

MLA International Bibliography is an index to books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage includes literature from all over the world. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. The MLA Directory of Periodicals and the Association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography are also included.


NAXOS Video Library 

NAXOS Video Library (NVL) provides streaming access to an extensive (and growing) collection of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand! Search videos by composer, production, artist, venue, role or genre. Faculty can create playlists with customized clips from any video for use with classes (contact the Research and Information Desk for information). Libretti and text are included when available.


Play Index    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Play Index searches over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present in the convenient electronic form that patrons prefer. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays, Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type.


SUPPORTING DATABASES: Theatre and Drama

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1980 - present

Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Subjects include art, language, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, radio, television & film, religion, theatre, and more. With this database, you can do the usual author and topic searches, but then benefit from the cited reference search option. This feature allows the researcher to discover articles that cite a known author or work. Updated weekly.


Educational Films and Documentaries 

Educational Films and Documentaries contains full-length educational films and documentaries covering a wide variety of subjects from two distributors, Ambrose Video and Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Part of the Digital Resource Commons.


Electronic Journal Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Full-text access to thousands of academic journals assembled by OhioLINK.


Literature Resource Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Literature Resource Center (LRC) provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and literary disciplines. Included are writers in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism and more. Content is derived from over 400 reference sources; more than 360 scholarly journals and literary magazines; excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries; book reviews; multimedia; and selected websites. Among the reference sources are Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature.

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NAXOS Music Library 

NAXOS Music Library (NML) is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, NML offers streaming access to more than 41,700 CDs with more than 597,700 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month. The coverage is broad, from classical, world music, and jazz to film music, rock, and nostalgia. Features include multiple search options, pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, work details and/or liner notes for many recordings, and opportunity for students and faculty to create playlists (contact the Research and Information Desk for information).


RILM Abstracts of Music Literature    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1969 - present.

International bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines in over 200 languages. Scholarly journals (500+), books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, Festschriften, films, and videos are all covered by RILM. Concert reviews, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals are indexed if they are of scholarly interest. Features original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English. Published by Rèpertoire International de Littèrature Musicale, New York. Updated monthly.


TEXTS: Theatre and Drama

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