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Performing Arts Online Resources

Performing Arts Databases

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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).

American Film Scripts
Full text access to assorted film scripts as well as detailed information on related scenes, characters and people.

ArtSearch
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 library@pointpark.edu 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.

Ebook Central 
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to print and take notes electronically.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) 
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.

Humanities Source
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.

JStor
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.

Kanopy
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.

Project MUSE
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.

Sage Online
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.

Journal List

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 Lower Level of the Library. Please use PointCat: Find Books & More for more detailed information.

How to Cite Resources

RefWorks
RefWorks can help you save, organize and share references. References can be added to your Microsoft Word documents as in-text citations and reference lists formatted in any citation style you choose.

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Create an account using your Point Park email address

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EasyBib 
EasyBib is a free tool to help you quickly create citations for your papers. EasyBib supports the MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles, as well as several others.

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Create an account using Point Park's registration code - PointPA257

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The links below can also assist you in formatting your citations according to APA, MLA and all other major citation guidelines. You can use them for quick reference or in-depth treatment of a particular citation style. Questions about citations and formats? Ask a Librarian. But remember, your professor is the ultimate judge.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide 
Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style 
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide