Full-text and full-page-image access more than 3300 books in the humanities and area studies, recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields. From the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
A collection of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music, with songs from the minstrel period, abolitionist movement, Civil War, Reconstruction and the beginnings of urbanization and the northern migration of African Americans.
American History in Video
Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection
Dance in Video: Volume I
Dance in Video: Volume II
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume I
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II
LGBT Studies in Video
LGBT Thought and Culture
Meet the Press
Music Online: American Song
Music Online: Classical Music Library
Music Online: Classical Music in Video
Music Online: Classical Scores Library
Music Online: Contemporary World Music
Music Online: Jazz Music Library
Music Online: Opera in Video
Music Online: Popular Music Library
Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Silent Film Online
The March of Time
Theatre in Video
World History in Video
World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966
Library of Congress digital library of primary source and archival material relating to American culture and history: print, manuscripts, photographs, moving pictures and recorded sound. More than 150 collections and growing.
Drawing on Princeton University's exceptional collections and curatorial and academic expertise, the Blue Mountain Project is a digital thematic research collection of art, music and literary periodicals of the European avant-garde published 1848-1923. The project is unique in its goal of collecting full runs of rare journals of international provenance and multilingual scope, of experimental content and complex layout, and to organize them with high-level descriptive and technical precision
A growing database of audio tracks to include reggae, world beat, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Arab swing and jazz, and traditional genres such as Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, and gagaku.
A wide spectrum of American (USA) music, from 19th century to contemporary compositions, electronic music, folk, jazz, Native American music, opera and musical theater. The audio tracks are linked to related scholarly texts.
An international organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of electronic music as well as the preservation of historically important electronic instruments and software. Their extensive list of links includes educational opportunities.
The Hiphop Archive focuses on the knowledge, art, culture, materials, organizations, movements and institutions developed by those who support and follow Hiphop. Located at W.E.B. Dubois Institute for Afro-American Research.
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984.
A comprehensive database of humanities content, providing full text for hundreds of journals, books, and other published sources from around the world, much of which is not found in other databases. This online resource provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, full text for more than 890 journals, and contains more than 2.47 million records. Major subject areas include literature, philosophy, the arts, history, culture, and multi-disciplinary humanities titles, with world-wide content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought.
Search by subject or browse full text of more than 2000 titles, predominantly scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years often not included.
Thousands of recordings: folk, cantorial, comedy, theater, Chassidic, klezmer, Israeli, Sephardic and songs for children, plus recordings of Jewish music and humor in any language. You can listen but not download. Maintained by Florida Atlantic University
From April 1, 2015, the UC San Diego Library has arranged for a two-year trial period of over 26,000 videos available through Kanopy. The videos come from leading producers such as the BBC, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Kino Lorber and PBS, with more content added each year. Many of the films are from independent and specialty producers, with a focus on documentary films. Use is limited to currently enrolled UCSD students, employees, and faculty, staff. Faculty may screen these films in the classroom and they may also be used across campus to non-paying audiences, such as organizations and clubs, training, and in residence life.
Thousands of full-text sources including newspapers, wires, transcripts, newsletters, magazines, trade journals; also industry news, company information, law reviews, court decisions. Coverage dates vary. Former name: Academic Universe.
Provides audio or video recordings in a cross-searchable interface for several databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, Opera in Video, and Smithsonian Global Sound.
Thousands of articles from underground magazines such as Punk, Creem, and Mojo, also from more mainstream titles such as Melody Maker, Spin and Rolling Stone. Includes some reviews and audio interviews.
Audio tracks and related texts documenting the world's musical traditions, also spoken word recordings such as political speeches, as well as nature sounds. The music ranges from remote cultures worldwide to famous folk musicians. Over 35,000 tracks.