Instant Message a Reference Librarian
To access library resources (e.g.online indexes, databases, and e-journals) from off-campus please follow instructions below:
New interdisciplinary databases:
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994—Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every article, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface.
Of particular interest to the humanities:
Burney Collection Newspapers—The Burney Newspapers comprise the most comprehensive collection of early English newspapers anywhere in the world, primarily from the 17th-18th century.
Classical Music in Video—Classical Music in Video contains hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video. The collection will contain 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.
Complete Drama Package from Alexander Street Press—
o Asian-American Drama—Asian American Drama brings together more than 250 plays, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information, so providing a comprehensive overview of this growing field.
o Black Drama—Black Drama, Second Edition contains over 1,400 full-text plays from the 1800s to the present day. Included are plays of Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, Ira Aldridge, Shirley Graham, W.E.B. DuBois, and others.
o Latino Literature (and Drama)— The most comprehensive collection of literature in its field, Latino Literature has over 100,000 pages of plays, fiction, and poetry, as well as a large collection of supplementary materials.
o North American Indian Drama—More than half of the plays included in North American Indian Drama are previously unpublished, almost all are hard to find, and they represent a wealth of dramatic material that is often overlooked or inaccessible. Together, these plays demonstrate Native theater's diversity of tribal traditions and communities, approaches to drama, and individual experiences, but also reflect the commonality of the artistic drive of Native writers to give public voice to their own representations of themselves and their culture.
o North American Theater Online—North American Theatre Online is a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.
o North American Women’s Drama—North American Women's Drama brings together more than 1,500 plays by more than 300 female playwrights, along with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Over 30% of the plays included here have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
o Twentieth Century North American Drama—Contains over 1,500 plays from the 20th century, as well as playbills, photos, and other related information.
Electronic Enlightenment—A wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. Contains over 59,489 letters and documents, cross-linked and referenced to each other.
International Bibliography of Theater and Dance— This database contains over 60,000 entries which are indexed, cross-referenced, and annotated. These include books, book chapters, journal articles, and dissertation abstracts on theater and dance in over 126 countries.
Perdita Manuscripts— The manuscripts on this site were written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Romanticism: Life, Literature, and Landscape—Provides access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers of the Romantic period. We have also included over 2,500 fine art pieces from the Wordsworth Trust’s fine art collection that serve to contextualize the work of the poets and writers represented in this resource.
Of particular interest to the social sciences:
Social Explorer—Provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The web interface lets users create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change.
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