This collection of photographs from the University of Washington Libraries includes actors and entertainers who were on the American stage in the 19th century. Also included is an essay on 19th century actors in the US.
The database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more.
Academic Search Complete is a multidisciplinary full text database which provides access to more than 5500 full text periodicals, the majority of which are peer-reviewed. It also includes abstracts for more than 9500 journals, and contains pdf content back as far as 1865. The database also includes monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.
ACLS Humanities E-Books (HEB) is an online, fully searchable collection of over 5,400 books of high quality in the humanities and related social sciences. Frequently cited in the literature, these titles are recommended by scholars and learned societies, and include many prize-winning works. Users may also access online book reviews from leading journals.
This collection from the American Memory site includes digitized versions of dance instruction manuals held by the Library of Congress. It also provides information on etiquette, the history of dance, anti-dance literature and theatrical dance history.
Access film scripts by American screenwriters along with information about scenes, characters, writers, directors, actors and producers.
Now called Film Scripts Online
This site provides access to text and audio files of speeches given by prominent persons. While primarily US in focus, the site also includes speeches given by international figures as well.
A citation index allows you to search an article's cited references and enables you to use a published article that you know to locate later articles that cite it. This index covers the world's leading arts and humanities journals and individually selected, relevant items from thousands of major science and social science journals.
Access plays by Asian American playwrights along with information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.
AU Press is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada's Open University. It is the first scholarly press to be established by a Canadian university in the twenty-first century. We are dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media.
Our geographical focus is on Canada, the North American West, and the Circumpolar North. One of our mandates is to publish innovative and experimental works (in both fiction and non-fiction) that challenge established canons, subjects, and formats. We cultivate the areas of open-, distance-, and e-learning. We promote neglected forms such as diary, memoir, and oral history.
Black Drama contains approximately 1200 plays from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Some 440 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of James V. Hatch, co-author with Errol G. Hill of A History of African American Theatre and a leading expert in this area. An Alexander Street Press collection.
Cambridge Core provides access to unique, scholarly content published by Cambridge University Press, in one user-friendly and fully searchable online platform.
Temporarily, access to the online journals is 2004-2007. We are working on correcting this situation. If you need a more current article, please submit an interlibrary loan request. We will get it for you as quickly as possible. We apologize for the incovenience.
This database provides access to the full text of books from the Cambridge Histories series. Athabasca University Library has access to full text content for items published prior to 2013.
The Encyclopedia was originally conceived and developed by Gaetan Charlesbois, a Montreal theatre critic, playwright, and actor. The site collects and disseminates information on Canadian plays, playwrights and theatre practitioners. The editorial board is comprised of members of the Association for Canadian Theatre Research.
CBCA Complete is a comprehensive database of Canadian materials, and comprises CBCA Business, CBCA Education, and CBCA Reference & Current Events. It includes full text journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
NOTE: For theses and dissertations from January 2011, visit the DTheses site.
This directory provides a searchable, browseable listing of freely accessible online scientific and scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.
The netLibrary collection is now known as E-Books on EBSCOHost, and provides access to more than 8000 eBook titles on a range of subjects, including literature and criticism, business, philosophy, religion, political science and psychology, among others.
e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection is the premier site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press’s books online. Here, scholars and the interested public can discover essential contributions and emerging thought in the humanities and social sciences.
Access a collection of publicly available electronic books from academic presses on topics in the arts and sciences. The collection is searchable and can be browsed by subject, author, or title. eScholarship Editions are published by the California Digital Library.
This online streaming video database provides access to a range of content across areas of the AU curriculum.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
Access poetry, drama, and fiction by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. The collection includes published, unpublished and rare materials dating primarily from the Chicano Renaissance to the present. Additional resources such as playbills and performance material, book covers, and flyers are included.
This database is designed specifically for public libraries. It provides access to reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection that includes photos, maps and flags. Made available through the TAL Subscriptions Alberta agreement.
Now provided by Ebook Central.
This database provides online access to films produced by the National Film Board.
Naxos Spoken Word Library provides access to audio books in a variety of different genres, including history, biography, music, literature, fiction, children's titles, Shakespeare's plays, and poetry.
This collection represents a “major initiative to provide detailed reference information for every theatrical figure, every play, every theatre, every major production, and every production company, from Colonial times to the present, in both Canada and the United States.” The database can be used to cross-search other Alexander Street Press drama databases.
Access over a 1000 plays by over 200 American women playwrights. The collection includes information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.
OAIster provides access to over twenty two million items from open access repositories across the globe. OAIster can be searched or browsed.
OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories, is a directory of academic open access repositories. Included in this resource are repositories from global universities and colleges, as well as Libraries, historical societies, and a range of other academically focused organizations.
"With more than 2 million entries, PQD&T is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. UMI offers over 1.8 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download."
It contains 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and more than 500,000 primary works – including rare and obscure texts, multiple versions, and non-traditional sources like comics, theatre performances, and author readings.
Enhanced by interpretive sources such as book reviews and criticism sourced from wider, interdisciplinary publications in the fields such as humanities and history, it provides diverse, global perspectives with sources from all over the world – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America - the majority of which are in full-text.
This database provides full text access to not only all of Shakespeare's works, but also to general reference data, literary criticism and primary source material.
Formerly known as Springer-Verlag Journals, from this site you are able to access hundreds of Springer-Verlag and Kluwer journal titles, with considerable full text online. Coverage includes Chemical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Astronomy.
This site provides access to videos of talks given at the Technology, Education, Design (TED) conference.
Theatre in Video provides access to definitive performances of important plays and documentaries in streaming video.
The Theatre Information Group collections include theatre archives and libraries from across the UK. It provides both collection and item level descriptions for these materials.
This database allows you to search two hundred years of The Times (London) in full text. Articles, editorials and advertising are all available in full text.
Access plays by North American playwrights from the late 1800s to the present. The collection includes information about characters, productions, theaters, and production companies as well as selected playbills and production photographs.
Search the web version of Ulrich's Periodicals Directory for comprehensive and authoritative information on periodicals published across the globe.
Wiley Online Library, formerly known as Wiley InterScience now includes journal content formerly on Blackwell Synergy, providing access to more than 3 million articles across 2300+ journals. Coverage includes business, computer science, criminology, education, health, law, mathematics, psychology, sciences and social sciences.