Performing Arts Databases
Search the Library’s entire collection (PointCat, the Databases, & Selected Web Pages) 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.
American Film Scripts
Full text access to assorted film scripts as well as detailed information on related scenes, characters and people.
Online listings of current job openings in various artistic fields from Stage Management, to Acting, to Choreography, and many more. To access this resource please call (412) 392-3171or email the Library at email@example.com to obtain the required username and password.
Dance in Video
Part of the VAST collection, Dance in Video 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. Select only "Dance" to access these videos.
Provides access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. Create an account to keep a personalized virtual bookshelf, to highlight text, search for additional content, and take notes electronically.
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 International Complete
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.
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.
Oxford Reference Online
Over 100 fully searchable reference resources including encyclopedias, English dictionaries, thesauruses, bilingual dictionaries, biographies, compiled quotations, and subject specific dictionaries. Subject areas include the Performing Arts, Math and Sciences, Business, Literature, and History.
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.
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences,
Theatre in Video
Part of the VAST collection, Theatre in Video provides online streaming video of more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries related to theatre productions. Select only "Theatre" to access these videos.
VAST: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more.
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 and the Main Floor 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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