The largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media from the British Library; more than 1000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from England, Ireland, Scotland and a few from British colonies in the Americas & Asia.
Has 277 newspapers mostly from the 19th and early-mid 20th centuries. Many titles include only a few years; others much longer. Can be searched with America's Historical Newspapers, Hispanic American Newspapers.
Detailed articles on more than 18,000 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives have shaped the United States. Includes bibliographies and links to web resources. Several hundred new entries added each year.
1740-1900. Full text of North American periodicals (magazines and newspapers) from 1740 through the 19th century; a few early 20th century periodicals also included. Search APS Online by keyword or browse by journal.
"A multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings ... This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920."
With millions of images dating back more than 150 years, this is one of the world's largest archives of historical & current imagery. Updated every minute. Includes news, entertainment, arts, business, and sports coverage from AP and selected partners.
Current directory of 5,596 repositories and 154,678 archival collections across the US. Includes Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the US (DAMRUS) and National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC).
1975-present. Provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching from more than 1100 leading arts and humanities journals. In many cases includes searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images. Part of the Web of Science.
ARTstor Digital Library is an online resource of more than one million images in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The ARTstor Digital Library also includes a set of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching purposes.
An informational guide to using the ARTstor database for research and image retrieval in the fields of theater, dance, and performance studies. Includes descriptions of featured collections and search tips.
Presents Jonson’s complete writings for readers of the twenty-first century, in the light of current editorial thinking and recent scholarly interpretation and discovery. It offers a clear sense, afforded by no other previous edition, of the shape, scale, and variety of the entire Jonsonian canon. At the same time, it is the first edition to use digital technology to give a dynamic insight into Jonson’s processes of composition and to reveal the editorial choices which underpin the modernized text.
BBIH provides bibliographic data on books, articles in books, and articles in almost 700 periodicals dealing with the British Isles, Empire, and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available--from 55 B.C. to the present.
A bibliography of Western-language books, articles, theses, and some unpublished materials about live Eastern theater, dance, drama, puppetry, and masks, and of film, martial arts, and music when they are related to theater or dance. No full text.
The 2nd release of this database contains almost 1500 plays by 233 playwrights, together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills, production photos and other ephemera.
1983-present. Indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews. As of Spring 2008 included 1,300,000 reviews covering over 550,000 books
1905-1982. Excerpts from and citations to book reviews from 1905 to 1982 to fiction and nonfiction, reference works, textbooks, and children's books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and technology, and general interest
A portal to over 1000 websites relating to costume and costuming: for theatrical and non-theatrical costumers, students and researchers, re-enactors, and anyone interested in fashion, textile art, and costume history.
Dance in Video contains five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
1861-present. Database of citations to doctoral dissertations & master's theses from 1,000+ universities. Abstracts for dissertations 1980-present; master's theses 1988-present. Full-text of most UC dissertations published 1996 and later.
Trial Access through May 20th. Bloomsbury Drama Online contains the texts of over 1000 scripts, from Aeschylus to contemporary British and American theater, from the publishers Methuen Drama, Faber & Faber, Arden Schakespeare, and others.
EMLoT lets you see what direct use has been made, over the last four centuries, of pre-1642 documents related to professional performance in purpose-built theatres and other permanent structures in the London area.
Its 150 entries bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, communications and performance studies in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion.
Images from the extensive costume collections of the pre-eminent London museum, which covers fashionable dress from the 17th century to the present day, with the emphasis on progressive and influential designs from the major fashion centres of Europe.
1972-present. Includes comprehensive coverage of television periodicals 1972-2000, and coverage of tv in film periodicals since that date. Also several other more specialized databases on film research.
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.
The Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field of literary theory and criticism's most important figures, schools, and movements. It is compiled by 275 specialists from around the world and and is updated annually. A PDF copy of an extensive User's Guide is linked from this page.
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.
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.
The primary database of citations to journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and dissertations in the fields of non-Classical literatures and folklore. Important source for linguistics and non-technical aspects of theater & film. Ca. 1890-present.
This site presents primary source documents of theatrical productions sponsored under the Works Project Administration's (WPA) Federal Theatre Project (FTP) from 1935 to 1939. Approximately 13,000 images are presented.
A major collection of documents--photographs, printed ephemera, manuscripts, newspapers, etc.--digitized from major libraries worldwiede. Particularly strong in East-West diplomacy, the colonization of Africa, the status of women, European literature, theater and popular entertainment, photography, and many other subjects.
Contains 172 plays by 33 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. When complete, will contain more than 200 plays from the early 1930s to the present.
A major reference work about U.S. & Canadian theater, including 40,000 pages of reference books, info on ca. 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5400 theatres, 22,000 productions, 2500 prod. companies, & 10,500 images, playbills, scrapbooks and other resources.
Illustrated collection of 50,000 biographies of men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past (including former colonies) from 4th century BC to 2000. Also includes Archive of original Dictionary of National Biography and supplements (1885-1970)
Helps you locate plays that are published as separate scripts, within multi-playwright anthologies, or within collected editions of a playwrights's works. You may search for a known title, or search for plays on a particular topic or with a particular cast configuration.
Play Index is useful when you're looking for a play by a known title and/or playwright but it's not available as a separate publication: it indexes plays that appear in multi-author anthologies, editions of collected or selected plays by a single playwright, and some magazines. It also helps locate plays about a particular topic or in a certain genre. And it allows you to find plays for certain groups of characters, e.g plays for 5 female and 4 male actors.
Play Index is the best source for locating texts of plays that have been published in anthologies, editions of collected or selected plays, and some magazines, when you know the playwright's name or the title of the play. It also helps you find plays that are in certain genres or treat broad topics. Another feature allows you to locate plays with certain character configurations, such as plays with 5 female and 4 male characters.
Cover-to-cover article and page images of Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-40, 1946-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), and Pittsburgh Courier (1911 - 2002).
When complete, Theatre In Video will contain more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. As of February 2013, it contains 342 videos, equaling approximately 359 hours.
Twentieth-Century Drama contains searchable texts of the English-language dramatic works of over 300 playwrights from the U.S. and Canada, Britain and Ireland, India, Africa, Australia and the Caribbean.
The most comprehensive listing of scholarly books and articles, performance reviews, and other materials relating to the literary analysis of Shakespeare's works, the theater of his period, the history of performance of Shakespeare, current productions of his works, and, to a certain extent, the study of his contemporaries as well.