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Research Databases: Art, Music, & Theater

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Articlesselect to expand list

  • Gale OneFile: Fine Arts
    (Gale) Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.
  • 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
    (Ithaka Harbors) 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 of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
  • Academic Search Complete 
    (EBSCO) A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that provides full text, indexing, and abstracts, videos and images from journals, magazines, and newspapers.

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  • 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 Reference (LSC-Tomball)
    (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.
  • eBook Collection
    (EBSCO) E-books on a full range of topics. Visit EBSCO's instructions on how to read on a mobile device. Create a free account to download to your device.  
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  • Ebook Central
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included. Mobile-friendly site.
  • Gale eBooks
    (Gale) Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.
  • Oxford Music Online (LSC-Tomball)
    (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+
    (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.
  • Grove Music Online (LSC-Kingwood)
    Grove Music Online is the world’s premier online music encyclopedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship.

  • New Play Exchange (LSC-University Park)
    Digital library of play scripts by living authors. Does not include performance rights. Search and filter by audience level, narrative attributes and playwright demographics, length, and genre.

  • 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) Classic cinema, independent films, and top documentaries in streaming video. Includes Media Education Foundation Collection.
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  • Digital Theatre+
    (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.
  • Naxos Music Library (LSC-Tomball)
    (Naxos) Thousands of audio tracks from different styles and eras for online listening, plus historical background information.

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.
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  • 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.
Link to Databases by Title Search for magazines, newspapers, and journals by title Find Databases by Subject

  1. Search the Library Catalog. Request any circulating items not in your local library using the "Place Hold" button. Login with your 14-digit library barcode number and PIN.
  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.

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