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Research Databases: Arts & Humanities

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Most Useful:

  • Academic Search Complete 
    (EBSCO) Full text of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
  • Academic Video Online: Premium
    (Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    (EBSCO) Full text from over 500 journals for communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.
  • 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.
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music via Oxford Music Online (LSCS Libraries)
    (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.
  • Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS. 
  • 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.
  • 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 (LSCS Libraries)
    (Mellon Foundation) Includes full-text back issues of selected peer-reviewed journals in such areas as history, statistics, sociology, literature, and economics.
  • Naxos Music Library (LSCS Libraries)
    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
  • Oxford Art Online (includes Grove Art) (LSCS Libraries)
    (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.
  • Project MUSE (LSCS Libraries)
    (Johns Hopkins University Press) Full-text articles from "over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals."
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
    (EBSCO) Includes over 300 full-text journals on such topics as world religions, biblical studies, and many aspects of philosophy.

Also Try:

  • American Indian Histories and Culture
    (Note: Best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browsers.)
    Includes manuscripts, photographs, maps and paintings from the Newberry Library's Edward E. Ayer Collection in Chicago from earliest European contact though mid-20th Centruy.
  • The American West
    (Note: Best with Chrome, Safari, or Firefox web browsers)
    Features historical items about the exploration of the Western U.S., including original manuscripts, wanted posters, and photos from the Newberry Library's Graff Collection in Chicago.
  • 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.
  • EBSCOhost Image Collection (LSCS Libraries)
    (EBSCO) Features a collection of 235,000+ photos, maps, and flags that are included with Academic Search Premier, MAS Ultra, MasterFILE Premier, and other EBSCO databases.
  • E-Libro Premium
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.
  • Essay & General Literature Index
    (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Almost 86,000 essays in 7,000+ printed anthologies and collections back as 1985.
  • Handbook of Texas free web
    (Texas State Historical Association) Encyclopedia entries on Texas history, culture, and geography.
  • History Study Center (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.   
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Play Index
    (EBSCO/H.W. Wilson) Thousands of plays and over 600 monologues written or translated since antiquity and published from 1949 to present.


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