Core resources for Performing Arts

(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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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.

Off-campus access is available. Click on 'Sign In' in the top right, select AUB from the 'Select (Institution)' list and then click on 'Sign in with my Institution'.

 

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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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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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IngentaConnect Journals

A collection of 13 online journals available in full text which focusses on event management, education through art, writing and musical theatre.

Click on 'Advanced Search' and then select 'Subscribed Titles' to search for articles available in full-text.

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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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Music Periodicals Database

The Music Periodicals Database is an unrivalled resource for music research. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 425 international music journals, plus full text for around 140 journals. It currently includes over 770,000 article records, the majority of which are journal articles from 1996 onward.

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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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The Purple Guide

Click on the login button on the right to gain access to the chapters of the guide. The Purple Guide has been written by The Events Industry Forum in consultation with the events industry. Its aim is to help those event organisers who are have a duty to manage health and safety, particularly at large-scale music and similar events.

 

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Theatre Record

Established in 1981, Theatre Record has probably the most influential readership of any theatre publication in the UK. It reprints in full all the national drama critics' reviews of productions in and out of London, with full casts and credits. It also carries early information on plans for shows all over the country.

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Times Digital Archive

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

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