Gates Memorial Library

Performing Arts Databases

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AcademicIndex.net - Academic Index.net is a scholarly academic search engine accessing only websites previously selected by librarians, teachers, and library and educational consortia. Includes a link to EasyBib to cite your reference sources and create a bibliography of works cited.

Academic Search Complete (TUTORIAL) - A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that offers indexing and abstracts for 13,797 journals and a total of 862 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Featuring full text for 7,871 academic journals, 963 magazines, and 163 trade publications. This scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson) - Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals - of which 353 are peer-reviewed - dating as far back as 1984.

MAS Ultra - Provides full text articles for 477 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. This database also contains 362 full text reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), 944 biographies, 202 country fact sheets, 395 country reports, 11 educational reports, 3 government documents, 4 law books, 3 newspapers, 77 pamphlets, 155 speeches, 139 state/provincial fact sheets, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs.

MAS Ultra also includes 5 databases: American Heritage Dictionary; American Reference Library: Biographies; American Reference Library: Primary Source Documents; Britannica Biographies; and Hutchinson's Biography Database.

Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century and Great Lives from History: The Renaissance on Salem History - The five volumes of Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century examine individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. These are the people who have shaped the history of a number of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and many more.

Professional Development Collection (TUTORIAL) - Provides a highly specialized collection of 752 high quality education journals, of which 484 are full text, including 314 peer-reviewed titles. Also contains 229 educational reports and 1 database (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition).

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