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Academic Search Complete

This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including performing arts, theatre, theatre reviews, language and linguistics, arts & literature, and many more.   More Info

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APS Online

Searchable access to the full-text images of 1,100 American periodicals, across many disciplines and intended audiences, published from 1741-1900. While the publications are American, the coverage is worldwide.   More Info

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Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Contains searchable, full-length, English-language author abstracts (as available) for the new articles entered into the index. Music topics can be entered as keyword searches. Article citations can also include representations of visual items, including scores.   More Info

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Humanities Source

Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Major subject areas include literature, philosophy, the arts, history, culture and multi-disciplinary humanities titles, with a special emphasis on literature and the literary arts.   More Info

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JSTOR

Presents the full text, in facsimile form, of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years.   More Info

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Literature Online

A collection of databases that provide full text coverage of drama, poetry, and fiction; includes links to additional relevant web resources.   More Info

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MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier indexes approximately 2,600 periodical titles, including 1900 full-text titles. Many of the full-text items are also available as scanned images.   More Info

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Project Muse

Provides full-text journal articles , largely in the disciplines of Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Theater.   More Info

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New York Times (1851-2010) with Index (1851-1993)

The nation's "newspaper of record".   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

American Theatre Wing

Celebrating theatre excellence.

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Cambridge Histories Online

Publication of the Cambridge Histories began in 1960 and today there are over 250 volumes. Authored by distinguished scholars, they are an excellent place to begin research. They offer a contextualized overview - respecting history as evolution and continuity across time - suggesting how one event or thing is related to another. They give the BIG picture. They are a natural complement to such resources as Gale Virtual Reference (a huge collection of scholarly encyclopedias) and Blackwell Reference (a large collection of scholarly handbooks and dictionaries). Entries conclude with bibliographies.   More Info

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Contemporary Authors

Summaries of the lives and works of over 100,000 writers of fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction and movies. Includes both 20th and 21st century authors.   More Info

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Eighteenth Century Collection Online

Access the digital images of every page of books published during the 18th Century in the fields of law, history, literature, religion, fine arts, science and more.   More Info

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Inter-Play

Inder-Play is an online index to plays in collections, anthologies and periodicals from the late 19th century on. Separately published plays are not included. The database contains over 19,000 citations to plays. Inder-Play is especially valuable for locating recent plays not yet included in stardard print sources.   More Info

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Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Iter's bibliography includes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes access to Early Theatre (1998-current issue).   More Info

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MLA International Bibliography

Research in literature, language, and the performing arts.   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Indexes citations to scholarly periodicals in multiple disciplines, including literature, music, and the performing arts, with coverage from 1770 to 1995.   More Info

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Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

An easily used portal to the past and a detailed account of U.S. culture and history through the lens of middle America. Designed as the single index that might be available in a library the diversity of periodicals covered ranged from the American Historical Review to Mademoiselle to Retirement Living to UNESCO Courier.   More Info

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Theater History on the Web

A compilation of web sites devoted to researching theater history, maintained by University of Washington's School of Drama. Divided by topic, the site also provides access to online journals and other electronic research collections.

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Theater Links

A substantial, categorized list of links maintained by the Head of Drama at Avila College, Melbourne, Australia. Categories include genres and styles, theater history, world arts festivals, play scripts, and other theater-related reference sources.

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Blackwell Reference Online

Extended essays which present a synthesis and overview of a topic with bibliographies. Resources fall under the following disciplinary headings: Anthropology, Art, Business and Management, Classics, Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Genealogy, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Medicine (medical ethics), Museum Studies, Philosophy, Poetics, Psychology, Race and Ethnic Studies, Religion, and Sociology.   More Info

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Complete content of more than 100 book titles in more than 20 subject areas. Broad topics include literature, history, environment, philosophy, life sciences, business, sociology, law, political science, popular culture, country studies, and more.   More Info

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Literature Resource Center

A database containing biographical information about authors and their works, including drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, history, and journalism.   More Info

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