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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
Provides 900 hours of video content covering the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies, and provides content from dance history and dance appreciation to choreography, dance composition, and improvisation.
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.
Oxford Music Online
The most comprehensive source for authoritative and lengthy encyclopedia articles on music from Oxford University Press dictionary publications. OMO includes Grove Music Online which includes over 60,000 articles written by over 6,000 music scholars on subjects of classical music, jazz, American music, instruments, opera, and related topics.