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American Drama (1714 - Current)
American dramatic literature.
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Art Full Text, 1984- (1984 - Current)
A comprehensive resource for art information featuring full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations. Indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions provides examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists. The database covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture, and also includes a database-specific thesaurus.

English Prose Drama (1280 - 1915)
Electronic texts of plays in prose from the Renaissance through the 19th century.
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English Verse Drama (1250 - 1900)
Electronic texts of plays written in verse and intended for the stage.
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Film and Television Literature Index w/ Full Text
A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing that was designed for use by film scholars, college students, and general viewers. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. It includes Variety Movie reviews, with over 30,000 full text reviews, and has a collection of over 20,000 classic color and black & white images of celebrity and entertainment photography

Humanities International Complete (1925 - Current)
A comprehensive database covering journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), Humanities International Index provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,900 titles with coverage dating as far back as 1925. HII contains more than 1.6 million records and includes all data from American Humanities Index plus bibliographic records from a multitude of international journals, books and reference works. This database provides citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
Contains all of the content available in International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance as well as full text for 100 titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more. Additional full text available includes more than 50 books & monographs.

LGBT Life With Full Text
Contains all of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender content available in GLBT Life as well as full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant GLBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens for full text monographs. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized GLBT Thesaurus containing over 6,300 terms.

MLA International Bibliography (1926 - Current)
Compiled by the Modern Language Association, this is an essential bibliography for literary criticism on all nationalities, periods, types of literature, and authors, with the exception of classical Greek and Latin literature, which is covered in L'Annee philologique. MLAIB is also strong in scholarship on folklore, linguistics, and the teaching of rhetoric, composition, and literature. It covers articles, books, and dissertations in literature and the additional fields mentioned above.

Oxford Reference, Performing Arts
Reference books on dance, music, opera, and theater. Includes or has links to full text.

Women Writers Online
A long-term research project devoted to early modern women's writing and electronic text encoding.