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Research Databases: Art, Music, & Theater

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Articlesselect to expand list

  • Humanities Full Text
    (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Full-text articles from over 330 journals encompassing all fields of humanities and periodicals dating to 1910.
  • JSTOR
    (Mellon Foundation) Includes full-text back issues of selected peer-reviewed journals in such areas as history, statistics, sociology, literature, and economics.
  • Project MUSE
    (Johns Hopkins University Press) Full-text articles from "over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals."
  • Academic Search Complete 
    (EBSCO) Full text of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.

Reference & E-Booksselect to expand list

  • Oxford Art Online (includes Grove Art)
    (Oxford University Press) Full-text art reference (including Grove Art) covering all the visual arts from prehistory to the present with links to 5,000 images the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Art Images for College Teaching (AICT), and the Artists Rights Society and text from Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music via Oxford Music Online
    (Oxford University Press) Features articles on popular music genres such as jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music from 1900 to the present. Also includes information on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals.
  • Credo Reference
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • Ebook Central
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.
  • Oxford Music Online (LSC-Tomball & LSC-Montgomery)
    (Oxford University Press) Online music reference source includes articles from the Oxford Companion to Music, Grove dictionaries of American music, jazz , opera, and musical instruments, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
  • Digital Theatre + (LSC-Kingwood)
    (Digital Theatre Plus). Go behind the scenes of theater productions worldwide with additional commentary, interviews, and production notes linked to full-length videos of plays, opera, dance, and other performances.
  • Play Index
    (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Thousands of plays and over 600 monologues written or translated since antiquity and published from 1949 to present.

Video, Images, & Musicselect to expand list

  • Academic Video Online: Premium
    (Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
  • Films on Demand
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS. 
  • Kanopy
    (Kanopy) Stream video source of classic cinema, indie films, and top documentaries.
  • Media Education Foundation Collection
    (Kanopy) Streaming video source that provides access to Media Education Foundation produced documentaries covering topics such as communication, media, political science, anthropology and more.
  • Naxos Music Library
    Naxos for Professors - Click here to create playlists for your classes. Contact your librarian if you need the login and password.
    (Naxos Digital Services Ltd.) Classical, jazz, world/folk, new age, and Chinese music recordings in 75,000+ tracks plus related text information about the musical works.NOTE: requires Windows Media Player version 9 or later - limit of 25 simultaneous users for this resource.
  • Digital Theatre + (LSC-Kingwood)
    (Digital Theatre Plus). Go behind the scenes of theater productions worldwide with additional commentary, interviews, and production notes linked to full-length videos of plays, opera, dance, and other performances.

Internetselect to expand list

  • Google Arts & Culture - Free Web 
    (Google) A collaborative project of Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries to include over 30,000 works of art from sculpture to architecture and drawings, all in one page.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Free Web
    (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)  Searchable chronological, geographical, and thematic world history of art from the museum's vast collection.

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  2. Looking for a specific article? Search the Full Text Finder for newspaper, magazine, or journal titles.
  3. Search WorldCat to find books and articles from libraries worldwide, then apply at your local library for a TexShare card to borrow them directly or request specific books and articles through interlibrary loan.

 

TexShare databases Selected databases are funded, in part, through TexShare, a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, utilizing grant funds provided by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.