African American Music Reference contains more than three thousand essays and images that offer coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.
American Song contains thousands of tracks that allow people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Content from African American Song is now a part of American Song.
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This index covers periodical articles from 1929 to 1984. Find information on fine, decorative, and commercial art. Art Index Retrospective includes American, Latin American, Canadian, Asian and non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.
Classical Music in Video contains almost one thousand hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video. The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
Classical Music Library is a fully-searchable comprehensive database of tens of thousands of distinguished classical recordings. The audio selections are linked to supplementary reference information about the composer and performers in addition to details pertaining to each particular recording.
Classical Music Reference Library brings together more than seventeen thousand pages of reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online database. Included are the authoritative reference titles Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music.
Classical Scores Library contains the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis of more than twenty-five thousand scores.
Contemporary World Music contains tens of thousands of tracks that deliver the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music -- Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the twentieth-century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
This collection provides more than one hundred fifty full-text magazines and journals, providing support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Although the majority of the content in this database is available through the Academic OneFile and/or General OneFile databases, there is some original subject-specific content as well.
Freegal Movies and TV is a streaming video service. Using Freegal, you have access to thousands of feature films and television episodes. New content is added monthly, if not more often. Similar to Freegal Music, users are limited to streaming THREE movies or TV shows per week. The week starts on Sundays at 11:00 p.m. Central Time. While most of the collection is family-friendly, Freegal Movies and TV does include some R-rated and NR (Not Rated) material. When you log in, you are required to acknowledge the following statement – “Some of the content on Freegal Movies is not subject to MPAA ratings and may not be appropriate for individuals under the age of 18.”
Freegal Music is a downloadable music service that gives you access to about seven million songs in MP3 format and fifteen thousand music videos in MP4 format, including Sony Music’s catalog of artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over twenty-eight thousand labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to install. Songs downloaded will play in Windows Media Player, iTunes, and other popular music players. Downloaded music can also be transferred to an MP3 player or an iPod. Freegal Music limits song downloads to FIVE per library customer per week. The week starts on Sundays at 11:00 p.m. Central Time. (See the Downloadable Music page on our website for more information.)
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than nine thousand pages of essays, images, and audio examples, combined with entries by more than seven hundred expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.
IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. You can instantly view over forty-five hundred titles from more than fifty different countries, including the best from film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more! IndieFlix has a "Mood Filter" that allows you to filter content by genre, length, or rating (ratings are All Ages, 13+, and 17+, not the MPAA ratings). You will need to create a free account to stream movies online. (See the Streaming Movies page on our website for more information.)
Jazz Music Library contains thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. The collection includes over ten thousand albums and over one hundred thirty thousand tracks licensed from legendary record labels, including Audiophile, Concord Jazz, Contemporary Records, Fantasy, Jazzology, Milestone, Nessa Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, and Prestige.
Opera in Video contains some of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon.
Research every period of art history, art forms in every country, art in different civilizations and cultures, styles and movements, art techniques, and art theories. Find out about painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, and photography. Oxford Art Online includes thousands of artist biographies.
Learn about musicians, music styles, music terms, and instruments. Explore musician biographies by time period, musical style, geographical area, and more. Includes links to websites containing music, images, and sounds.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides users with a variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. The database includes tens of thousands of individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.
Theatre in Video contains more than two hundred fifty performances of the world's leading plays and more than one hundred film documentaries in streaming video. Users can bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging. It also includes interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors.