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Academic Search Complete
A scholarly, multidisciplinary database that provides full-text access to peer-reviewed journals in dance, the dramatic arts, music, and theater, as well as numerous other fields.
Dance Online: Dance in Video
Videos covering dance from the 1900s-
A multidisciplinary digital library that includes academic journals, books, and primary sources in the performing arts, music, film studies, anthropology, feminist and women's studies, and other subjects.
Music and Performing Arts Online
A combination of the Music Periodicals Database and the Performing Arts Periodicals Database that contains periodicals and trade journals covering music, dance, theater, television, film, stagecraft, and related performing arts topics are indexed.
Performing Arts Periodicals Database
Multidisciplinary database designed specifically for the performing arts. It provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text articles on dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, opera, performance art, film, television and more.
Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881-1996)
Archival coverage of the Los Angeles Times from 1881-1996. The LA Times provides film, music and other reviews in the performing arts.
Historical Newspapers: New York Times (1851-2016)
Archival coverage of the New York Times from its beginning in 1851-2016. NYT provides dance reviews, interviews with choreographers and dancers, and other criticism on dance.