Performing Arts Databases
Search everything the Library has (books, databases, DVDs, journals, plays, and more) with one simple search.
Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.
Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more (formerly known as VAST: Academic Video Online).
Provides access to high quality streaming videos in science, drama and history. Collections feature: BBC Shakespearean Plays, World and U.S. History series, core sciences series (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences) and much more.
American Film Scripts
Full text access to assorted film scripts as well as detailed information on related scenes, characters and people.
Provides online listings of current job openings in various artistic fields ranging from stage management, to acting, to choreography, etc. To access this resource please email the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the necessary login information.
Dance: Academic Video Online
Features videos of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational dance, etc.
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to print and take notes electronically.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.
Film: Academic Video Online
Provides access to online videos for the study of film. Videos include silent era films, contemporary films from over 60 countries, and award-winning documentaries (formerly known as Filmakers Library Online).
Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Full text articles covering topics such as AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, Drugs & Alcohol, Aging, Fitness, Nutrition & Dietetics, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, and more.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Full text or abstracts/indexing for journals in the medical disciplines. Includes USP Pharmacopoeia, DI: Vol. II, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.
Is the most comprehensive resource for humanities research available today. This database provides full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
International Encyclopedia of Dance
Covers theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.
Provides access to over 26,000 online films from thousands of producers. Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, and many more.
New York Times
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.
North American Theatre Online
Full text access to various plays, reference materials, playbills, and other resources.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance
Authoritative, up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek to modern day theatre. In addition to theatre performances, dance, opera, radio, film and television are also covered.
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
Provides access to a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the humanities and social sciences.
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences,
Theatre: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming videos of more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries related to theatre productions.
Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.
To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.
Library Books / DVDs
Performing Arts Books generally have call numbers that range in from M to P and are located on the Lower Level of the Library. DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Main Floor of the Library. Please use PointCat: Find Books & More for more detailed information.
Performing Arts Related Internet Sites
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