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(re)making project
Description:  Contains the full text of Charles Mee's plays.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
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Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Accents & dialects
Description:  Database of digital sound files includes examples of speech from various locations in Great Britain.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Adforum.com : resources for the worldwide advertising community
Description:  The AdForum database contains information on over 20,000 advertising agencies and 90,000 advertisements (images, moving images, tv, print, interactive, etc.) from around the world (over 100 countries are represented in the database).
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
All music guide : AMG
Description:  A comprehensive guide to all forms of music and musicians including discographies and a glossary. The site is searchable by artist name, album or song title, music genre, or record label.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
American Film Institute catalog
Description:  The AFI Catalog includes entries on nearly 60,000 American feature-length and 17,000 short films produced from 1893-2011, as well as AFI Awards Outstanding Movies of the Year from 2000 through 2010.prehensively from 1893 to 1974, with records for selected major films from 1975 - 2 years ago. New records are added each year.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
American theatre wing
Description:  This Web site is the official online resource of the American Theatre Wing (ATW), an organization dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theater. It includes audio and video content that examines careers in the theatre.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
AP stylebook online
Description:  The Web-based edition is a fully searchable version of the Associated Press Stylebook, including an A-Z guide to usage, spelling, and a pronunciation guide with audio files.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Art abstracts
Description:  Provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts for more than 400 leading international publications pertaining to a variety of art types. This bibliographic database indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.
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Art law & cultural property
Description:  These two sets of resources: International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) and Case Law and Statutes (CLS) will help users navigate the increasingly complex and abundant body of legislation and case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks.
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ARTbibliographies modern
Description:  "Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. The coverage of ABM is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. Dates of Coverage: 1974 - current"
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Artnet.com research library
Description:  "Contains works from over 180,000 artists are represented; searchable by artist, title, sale location, date, size, and price." -- About us page.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Arts & humanities citation index
Description:  Multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
ARTstor
Description:  Searchable database of more than 300,000 digital images and associated catalog data. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well asmany other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, and download images.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
AskART.com
Description:  A database of information about North American artists, including names, birth and death dates, state or local affiliation, fields in which artist worked, book and periodical references to artist, dealers and museums where works may be viewed, auction prices of works, some biographical details, etc. Aims at being an unbiased source of information about the commercial value of each artist's work through a comprehensive system of comparables.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Berg fashion library
Description:  Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.
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BHA and RILA
Description:  A comprehensive bibliographical database of scholarly writing about the history of western art, containing "abstracts and indexes of current publications in the history of art, including scholarly journals, conferences, book, exhibition reviews, and exhibition catalogues." The abstracts may be in English or in French, and index terms (descriptors) are in both English and French.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
British periodicals
Description:  When complete, British Periodicals will consist of searchable full text of more than 460 journals published from the 1680s to the 1930s. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
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C19, the nineteenth century index
Description:  C19 indexes publications, including books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers, and archives, of the Anglo-American World, 1790-1919. You may search the entire index and thus all the resources contained within it, or limit your search to one of the individual resources included in the database.
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Cambridge companions complete collection
Description:  Cambridge Collections Online offers subject- or theme-based collections of content within a cross-searchable online environment. The Complete Cambridge Companions is available as a complete collection and as three sub-collections comprising the Cambridge Companions in Literature and Classics and the Cambridge Companions in Philosophy, Religion and Culture and now the Companions in Music. Each collection is updated with new Companions on publication.
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Classical music library
Description:  Provides musical sound recordings and MIDI files, program notes, reference texts (composer biographies, history, and glossary), and images. The music includes vocal and instrumental works from the Middle Ages through to the present. Users navigate through browse lists, a search engine and music track playlists.
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Communication & mass media complete
Description:  Incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource in the communication and mass media fields.
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Corpus vasorum antiquorum
Description:  Website for the online version of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum project of the Union Académique Internationale, which involves publication of a collection of images of primarily Greek ancient vases dating from 6,000 B.C. to 400 A.D. from more than 120 collections in 26 countries. Provides an online searchable database of digitized text and images, browsable by country and museum, and searchable by fabric, technique, provenance and other aspects. Describes the project, with the invitation of the Union Académique Nationale and sponsorship of the Getty Grant Program and other institutions, for the Beazley Archive at Oxford University to digitize the approximately 250 out of print fascicules (out of over 300 published) over the period 2002-2004. The project is on-going; new fascicules are being published and participating museums have the opportunity to contribute to the on-line database.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
CurtainUp
Description:  Features "CurtainUp," an online theater magazine of reviews, features, and annotated listings, published by Elyse Sommer. Includes reviews of current theater productions in Washington, D.C and London, England; current book reviews; quote databases; and information on upcoming plays and musicals in New York City. Posts contact information via e-mail.
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Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
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DRAM
Description:  A scholarly resource of recordings, including CD quality audio, liner notes and essays from New World, Composers Recordings (formerly Composers Recordings Inc./CRI) and other important labels. DRAM offers the educational community on-demand, streaming access to complete works. Includes works from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.
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EAI online resource guide for exhibiting, collecting & preserving media art
Description:  "EAI's Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art addresses key issues and brings together information on current practices and critical dialogue relating to single-channel video, computer-based art and media installation."
Access:  Internet (General Access)
EOneill.com : an electronic Eugene O'Neill archive
Description:  Contains full-text plays by Eugene O'Neill, criticism, and bibliographies.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Film & television literature index
Description:  "Film & Television Literature Index is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. It 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"--Database description screen.
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Film literature Index
Description:  The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles. The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. You can search the citations or browse by subject headings, browse by person names, browse by production titles, or browse by corporate names.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Films on demand
Description:  A web-based digital video delivery service providing streaming videos from Films Media Group. Includes thousands of documentaries, teaching videos, and other academic materials.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
FITA : the Federation of International Trade Associations : the international trade/import-export portal
Description:  Links to trade associations and boards of trade and information about services of the Federation; also has links to the site in Spanish and French and links to translations into other European languages.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Getty thesaurus of geographic names online
Description:  Contains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places. Composed of names and other information contributed by several Getty projects, including the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), the Foundation for Documents of Architecture (FDA), the Getty Center Photo Study Collection (GCPS), and the Getty Information Institutes Vocabulary Program (VP). The TGN is the only available automated geographical resource that is hierarchical, global in scope, and targeted at researchers, catalogers, librarians, and archivists dealing with the history of art and architecture. The logical focus of a TGN record is the "place." Each place has attributes, including names, place types and coordinates. The places are arranged in hierarchies representing the current political and physical world.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
GloPAD : global performing arts database
Description:  GLOPAD (Global Performing Arts Database) records include authoritative, detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world, plus information about related pieces, productions, performers, and creators.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
GROVEart : Welcome to www.groveart.com
Description:  Full-text of the Dictionary of Art (45,000 articles) with 100,000 linked images from the Bridgeman Art Library. Uses search modes: Boolean, concept, free-text, and pattern searching.
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HAPI online
Description:  The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is a source for over 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 34,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Hymnary.org : a comprehensive index of hymns and hymnals
Description:  "A comprehensive index of 5,042 hymnals, 1,040,060 published hymns, scores and media files, and information from sources such as Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology, hymnal handbooks, and experts in the field. "--From home page.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
IDEA : The international dialects of English archive
Description:  "The International Dialects of English Archive was created in 1997 as the first online archive of primary-source recordings of English dialects and accents as heard around the world." -- Home page.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Index of Christian art
Description:  Based on The index of Christian art, a thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects to 1400, begun at Princeton University in 1917. Contains works electronically indexed by the archive since 1991 when computerization started.
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International bibliography of art
Description:  "The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is the definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art, and is published exclusively by ProQuest. IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and includes the most recent index records that were created by the Getty Research Institute as part of BHA. These records were created in 2008-2009, and cover scholarship up to 2009, including retrospective records for material published in previous years. ProQuest will be building on this by adding 25,000 new records per year going forwards, ensuring unbroken coverage of indexed journals." - database help screen (as viewed on Sept. 16, 2010).
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International Children's Digital Library
Description:  "The materials included in the collection reflect similarities and differences in cultures, societies, interests, lifestyles, and priorities of peoples around the world."--Project Overview page.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
International index to music periodicals full text
Description:  Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 400 international music periodicals, plus full text for around 80 journals. Includes nearly 400,000 article records, the majority of which index the most recent eight years of publication. Around 153,000 index records in IIMP Full Text are from the backfile (up to 1995) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run, some starting as early as 1874. Some complete journal runs are included, which cover the first published issue right up to the most current.
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International index to performing arts full text
Description:  "Multidisciplinary information resource designed specifically for the performing arts. It provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text from many sources covering film, theatre, dance, stagecraft, television, and more. Offering the widest span of scholarship available, IIPA Full Text ranges from 1864 to the most current issues." -- Home page.
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Internet Broadway database : IBDB
Description:  "According to the IBDB Web site, this resource offers a 'comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway [dating from the 1700's to the present], including all 'title page' [program] information about each production. IBDB also offers historical information about theaters and various statistics and fun facts related to Broadway.' Simple search allows you to search by show, people/organization, theatre, and season, while advanced search allows many more options including function (director, actor, playwright, etc.), gender, opening and closing dates, character name and more. From serious research to more trivial pursuits, the IBDB is a excellent source for Broadway production information"--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2002." RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2002; reviewed 2/22/2002.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
IPA Source : IPA transcriptions and literal translations of songs and arias
Description:  IPA Source contains International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. Translations into English from multiple languages.
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Iter : gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Description:  A bibliography of approximately 230,000 articles and reviews drawn from over 400 medieval and renaissance journal titles. Updated daily and with more than 60,000 new records added annually, will be of great use to scholars interested in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
JSTOR
Description:  Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
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Library PressDisplay
Description:  Library PressDisplay provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The expanding collection currently includes more than 1,200 U.S. and international titles -- from 94 countries in 48 languages. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The service also provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.
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Media history digital library
Description:  The Media History Digital Library contains digital scans of media periodicals and fan magazines from 1904 to 1963.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Medieval Manuscripts on the Web
Description:  List of digitized medieval manuscripts available on the web.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
MLA international bibliography
Description:  Provides access to citations of journal articles, books, and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, and film since 1963. Special features include the full text of the original article for some citations and a collection of images consisting of photographs, maps, and flags.
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Music & performing arts online
Description:  "A new portal brings International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) together in one site, enabling users to search both resources simultaneously." -- About this site.
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Music index online
Description:  Bibliographic database covering more than 725 international music periodicals from over 40 countries in 23 languages. Topics include every aspect of the classical and popular world of music, and are thoroughly categorized and organized according to the framework of an internal Subject List, which includes both Subject and Geographic headings. Covers all styles and genres of music. Cites book reviews, obituaries, new periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians, and the music industry. Selected coverage before 1975. Coverage: 1975 to present.
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Musical America.Com
Description:  Business source for the music. Includes music industry news, a database featuring artists and artist managers, links to venues and presenters, and a complete directory of arts organizations, and more.
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Naxos music library
Description:  "Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 35,400 CDs with more than 504,500 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month. The library offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical labels such as BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and of course Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and there is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content. Resources offered by NML include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names and a glossary of musical terms."--About Naxos Music Library page.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Neue Mozart-Ausgabe : Digital Mozart Edition
Description:  "The purpose of this web site, operated by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute, is to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use ... The digitized version offers the musical text and the critical commentary of the entire Neue Mozart-Ausgabe. Some restrictions apply to the reproduction of images of source materials, particularly in the supplement to the edition." Works may be searched by Köchel number, key, editor's name, Neue Mozart-Ausgabe series and volume number, as well as by keyword.
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Oxford art online
Description:  Oxford Art Online enables access and cross-search functionality to Grove and Oxford reference content in one location. Provides access to Grove Art Online, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Includes image partnerships with ARTstor, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Images for College Teaching, Art Resource, Artists Rights Society and numerous international art galleries and artists.
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Oxford bibliographies
Description:  Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas. Each of these features an introduction to the topic. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a feature that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Oxford bibliographies : art history
Description:  Provides expert commentary to help students and scholars find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. Subject coverage: Art History.
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Oxford history of western music
Description:  The Oxford History of Western Music presents Richard Taruskin's unmatched narrative account of the evolution of Western classical music online for the very first time. The full text from the five-volume 2009 paperback edition has been reproduced, as have notes, bibliographies, and further readings for each of the 69 chapters. numerous illustrations, and 1,800 musical examples.
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Oxford music online
Description:  Oxford Music Online is the access-point for current and forthcoming Oxford music reference subscriptions and products, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music. With OMO patrons can cross-search Grove and Oxford reference content in one location.
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Play index
Description:  Index to more than 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present; includes mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. All Play master records contain a link to the results of an Internet metasearch of specially selected Web sites to link to full text, criticism, and other useful information.
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Playbill vault
Description:  PlaybillVault.com is a comprehensive database of Broadway history from Playbill Inc. It is currently in beta.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Population Reference Bureau
Description:  Web site for the Population Reference Bureau offers organizational information and links to Web sites with statistical and population data as well as information about the population dimensions of social, economic, and political issues on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.
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Research at the Getty
Description:  Provides access to resources, special collections, publications, public events and other scholarly activities of the Getty Research Institute.
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RI OPAC : Literature Database for the Middle Ages
Description:  The RI-Opac is a freely accessible database, covering all disciplines of medieval sciences for the European language sphere. Within the context of the project Regesta Imperii Online, the RI-Opac is both an online bibliography of the literature quoted in RI publications and a freely accessible, comprehensive database for historical research. One of the system's main goals is the in-depth recording of non-independently published literature, such as essays and proceedings; brought together from myriad collected editions and magazines even of the most remote origin.
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RILM abstracts of music literature
Description:  "RILM offers a broad international coverage base and it includes music related works from articles, books, bibliographies, dissertations, film & video to concert reviews and recording notes - provided the items are of scholarly interest. Subject areas include: historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments and voice, librarianship, performance practice and notation, theory and analysis, pedagogy, liturgy, dance, criticism, music therapy, and interdisciplinary studies on music and various other fields, including literature, dramatic arts, visual arts, acoustics, aesthetics, anthropology, sociology, linguistics and semiotics, mathematics, philosophy, physiology, psychology, and physics."--About the databases Web page.
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RIPM online : Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals
Description:  "RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture, found in music periodicals published in seventeen countries between approximately 1800 and 1950. Treating primary source material, RIPM indexes the content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, miscellaneous items, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography and advertising. In addition, RIPM offers access to an immense bibliography of music and to thousands of English-language translations of foreign documents."--EBSCOHost Choose databases page, viewed July 7, 2008.
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RISM : series A/II : music manuscripts after 1600
Description:  "RISM is an international, annotated bibliography, which aims to document the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti."--EbscoHost database description.
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Routledge performance archive
Description:  "The Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre. ... Included here are interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with specialist actor trainers from around the world; unique footage direct from the legendary practitioners themselves; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners and specialists, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics"--About the Routledge performance archive.
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Speech accent archive
Description:  "This site examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds."
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Warburg Institute Library Digital Collection
Description:  The aim of these digital collections is to make out-of-print source material on Medieval and Renaissance studies freely available online. A low resolution version of the pdf file is placed on the web and made available through the ulrls catalogue.
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Who's who of Victorian cinema
Description:  "A biographical guide to the earliest years of moving pictures, 1871-1901."
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WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
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Zandra Rhodes digital study collection
Description:  "The Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection provides unique online access to images of 500 of the designer's iconic dresses and garments, for use in learning, teaching, and research internationally, by fashion historians, fashion and textile designers, and fans of Zandra Rhodes's work alike. The digitised garments cover her entire creative career from the late 1960s to the present day, with particular focus on her landmark collections of the 1970s and 1980s."--About page.
Access:  Internet (General Access)

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