Fine Arts Databases

Major Databases
Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Includes play criticisms and information on playrights and movements in world theater
Brill's New Pauly Encyclopedia
Covers Greco-Roman antiquity, from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe, as well as its continuous influence on culture and religion
CAMIO
Art Museum Images Online
Discovery Education
Downloadable educational videos from sources like PBS & Clearvue. See our tutorial
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
Films on Demand
Our premium academic video database! see our How-To Guide for this database
JSTOR
Excellent source for scholarly fulltext articles. See our JSTOR tutorial
LexisNexis Academic
FullText journal articles, plus news, legal content, and business data. See our Lexis tutorial
Naxos Jazz Library
Hundreds of Jazz CDs available online. Get the Naxos Jazz mobile app!
Naxos Music Library
Thousands of classical and world music tracks available online. Get the Naxos Music mobile app!
Naxos Spoken Word Library
Hundreds of audiobooks available online. Get the Naxos Spoken Word mobile app!
OAIster
Digital resources, images, audio, and artworks
Oxford Music Online
Access the outstanding Grove Music Online and other great Oxford music reference resources
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
PowerSearch
Search 44 scholarly databases at once! see more...
Additional Databases
Cambria Press eBooks
A small collection of downloadable eBooks. See how to use these on a mobile device
Credo Reference - Art
Fulltext Reference articles, plus video, audio, and images
Credo Reference - National Gallery
Search the National Gallery Museum and other collections for art images
Credo Reference - Music
Fulltext Reference articles, plus video, audio, and images
Directory of Open Access Journals
A database of thousands of scholarly online journals
Encyclopedia Britannica
Information on every topic imaginable
Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks
FullText Reference eBooks
Literature Resource Center
Fulltext access to critical analyses of plays as well as playwright bios and more
Lynda.com
Learn software skills through hundreds of video training courses
World Book Encyclopedia
Fulltext reference database on every topic imaginable
E-Journals
Ceramics Monthly
Monthly journal with relevant, informed content on contemporary ceramic art
Fast Company
Design + Technology
General Music Today
Fulltext articles from Apr 2008 - Oct 2010
Journal of Interior Design
Fulltext journal available from 1997-present
Metropolis
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
Time Magazine
Search the archives from 1923-present
Web Resources
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
Artchive
Galleries, theory and criticism, and art links
Artcyclopedia
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.com
Broadway links and previews
Ceolas
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
History of the Discovery of Cinematography
Chronological history of the development of motion pictures
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
MoMA
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
MovieClips
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
Tennessee Performing Arts Resources
Links and resources supporting the performing arts
Timeline of Art History
Geographical and chronological context for the history of art
Toastmasters International
Valuable resource for public speakers of all types
World Wide Arts Resources
Artists, museums, art history, dance, theatre