Fine Arts Databases

Primary Databases

Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Includes play criticisms and information on playrights and movements in world theater

Excellent source for scholarly fulltext articles. See our JSTOR tutorial

Video Tutorials covering a variety of topics in Information Technology, Computer Science, and Design

Search 44 scholarly databases at once! see more... must be used within the library on a laptop provided by the library staff. The computer can be reserved for 4 hours at a time. To request this resource, please inquire at the Draughon Library.

Additional Databases

Art Museum Images Online

Discovery Education
Downloadable educational videos from sources like PBS & Clearvue. See our tutorial | See login information

Ebrary eBook Collection
Our largest collection of eBooks! Get the Ebrary mobile app!

Ebsco eBook Collection
Over 100,000 fulltext ebooks covering all areas. See how to download Ebsco eBooks

Encyclopedia Britannica
Information on every topic imaginable

Films on Demand
Our premium academic video database! See our How-To Guide for this database

Literature Resource Center
Fulltext access to critical analyses of plays as well as playwright bios and more

Digital resources, images, audio, and artworks

Oxford Reference Online - Art & Architecture
Fulltext reference books in art and architecture

Oxford Reference Online - Music
Fulltext reference books in music

Oxford Reference Online - Performing Arts
Fulltext reference books in theatre, dance


Ceramics Monthly
Monthly journal with relevant, informed content on contemporary ceramic art. See login information

Journal of Interior Design
Fulltext journal available from 1997-present

Archives from 2003-present

PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art
Archives from 2002-present

School Arts
National magazine for educators in the visual arts

Web Resources and Professional Organizations

Aisle Say
Theater Reviews and information

All Music Guide
Comprehensive entertainment information

The American Museum of Photography
Virtual museum of photography

American Variety Stage
Scripts, playbills, and pictures of vaudeville and variety entertainment from 1870-1920

Art History Resources
Excellent collection of links to many areas and genres of art

Art Museum Network
Explore museums and exhibitions worldwide

Galleries, theory and criticism, and art links

Encyclopedia of artists and art museums worldwide

ArtLex: Dictionary of Visual Art
Definitions, images, quotes, and links

Back Stage
Online Performing Arts Resource site
Broadway links and previews

Celtic music on the Internet

Documentary Films
Free documentaries films from snagfilms

Google Art Project
Take a virtual tour of major museums from around the world

Hymnals of the Stone-Campbell Movement
Digitized hymnals of the Stone-Campbell Movement

Internet Broadway Database
Cast information, production data, and interviews from Broadway theater

Marcel Duchamp home page
Marcel Duchamp World Community webpage, including links and discussion board

Museum of Modern Art Online

Mother of All Art History Links
Links to art and art history websites

Movie Review Query Engine
Search for reviews for over 37,000 movie titles

The largest collection of officially-licensed movie scenes

Mozart Project
Life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

National Gallery of Art Teaching Resources
Classroom activities, lesson plans, and in-depth study resources.

National Jukebox
The Library of Congress makes their audio archives available online

New Advent
In-depth information on philosophers and church history

Playbill OnLine
Theatre news from the U.S. and around the world

Recorded Sound Reference Center
Motion picture audio clips from the Library of Congress

Siskel Film Center in Chicago
Part of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Tennessee Arts Commission
Grants, resources, program info for arts in Tennessee

Timeline of Art History
Geographical and chronological context for the history of art

Toastmasters International
Valuable resource for public speakers of all types