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StarBest Bet Databases in Performing Arts

Music and Performing Arts Online Star
Combines International Index to the Performing Arts AND International Index to Music Periodicals. Citations, abstracts, and full text of journal articles in dance, film, music, theater, and puppetry, 1864-present.
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Film Literature Index Star
Citations to articles appearing in popular and scholarly film periodicals journals from 130 countries, 1976-2001.
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index Star
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language arts and humanities journals, 1975-present.
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Additional Databases in Performing Arts

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Drama Criticism
Biographies of major playwrights and critical responses to their works. Part of Literature Criticism Online.
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International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text: IIMP
Citations, abstracts and full text of journal articles in dance, film, theater, and puppetry, 1864-present.
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International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text: IIPA
Articles in journals covering theater, dance, film, and puppetry, 1864-present.
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Naxos Video Library
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Streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.
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New Grove Music
Definitive encyclopedia for anything pertaining to music, instruments, composers, and musicians.
Also known as: Oxford Music Online
Grove Music Encyclopedia
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Streaming videos of contemporary theater and dance performances.
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Opera in Video
A growing collection of filmed opera stage productions, with some interviews and other documentary videos.
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Performing Arts Directory
Contact information and descriptions for organizations, facilities, and agencies for music, theater and dance.
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Project Muse EBooks
Several hundred online university press books on film, performing arts, and politics and policy, 2012. Downloadable by chapter in pdf.
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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
References to music journal articles and other scholarly literature, 1967-present.
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Routledge Performance Archive
Video of theater and dance performances, interviews with practioners, definitions, and critical commentary.
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