Core resources for Performance Design

(You can also cross-search most of the resources below in a single search using Library Search)

 

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ARTbibliographies Modern

Does not provide full-text articles. ARTbibliographies Modern provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogues, PhD. theses and exhibition reviews. Coverage includes the subjects of photography, performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artist's 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.

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Art and Architecture Source

Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 750 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.

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Dawsonera

A multi-disciplinary collection of over 150 e-books covering the arts, film, social sciences, computer science and general interests.

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Design and Applied Arts Index

Does not provide full-text articles. The Design and Applied Arts Index is a collection of over 200,000 abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts journals. It covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century. It covers disciplines such as ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metal-smithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture.

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Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus captures the moments before the curtain rises and after the curtain falls, providing valuable insight into the play making process. It shares the hidden drama of the weeks, days, and hours before ‘lights up’ on stage. By revealing the world of the rehearsal room, dressing room, backstage and beyond, its documentaries and interviews introduce theatre as a vibrant, exciting art form through a familiar and accessible medium.

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Drama Online

Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.

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Ebook Central

A comprehensive collection of over 100,000 e-books which covers a wide range of subjects including anthropology, art and design, cultural studies, drama, history, music, philosophy, psychology, religion and technology.

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Film Index International

Film Index International is a major information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. With a scholarly, approach to all areas of film studies, from the very first silent movies to art house classics or the latest blockbusters. Film Index International provides international coverage, including films from over 170 countries.

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Hairdressing Training

Helping to develop skills, Hairdressing Training provides exemplary step-by-step guidance videos, self-evaluation tests, worksheets and guides relating to an expanding collection of hairdressing styles and techniques; the service is also mapped to the NVQ Hairdressing curriculum.

 

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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance Full Text

The International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance is the definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts.

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JSTOR

JSTOR includes the full text archives of more than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume published, along with thousands of books and other materials relevant for research.

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MyiLibrary

MyiLibrary offers access to some of the most topical and current e-books available today. You can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials in subject areas such as Fine Arts, Music, Language and Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, and World History.

 

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Performing Arts Periodicals Database

The Performing Arts Periodicals Database is a powerful resource, containing the full text of current articles from over 160 journals, including American Cinematographer, American Theatre, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Film Quarterly, Film Journal International, Film Studies, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey and Opera News.

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Project Muse

Full text access to current content from prestigious humanities and social science journals published by some of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Coverage includes film, theatre and the performing arts, cultural studies, history and philosophy.

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Times Digital Archive

Articles, photographs, illustrations and advertisements from the Times newspaper from 1785-2010.

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