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  • 16+ Source Guides

    Guides on various topics in media studies (directors, genres, themes, etc.) listing key writings with brief annotations.

  • A-V Online

    A database of distribution sources for educational media on videotape, film, audiocassette, and other formats.

  • Academic OneFile

    Provides indexing for over 8,000 scholarly journals, industry periodicals, general interest magazines and newspapers.

  • Access World News [NewsBank]

    Full text of 600+ U.S. newspapers and 260+ English-language newspapers from other countries worldwide.

  • African American Artists on Disc

    A comprehensive annotated bibliography of black artists and art in the US, spanning nearly three centuries.

  • Alexander Street Video

    Thousands of streaming videos including documentaries, news and historical events, opera, dance and drama performances.

  • All Movie Guide

    A database of films, videotapes, and DVDs featuring extensive factual and descriptive data, including ratings and many subject headings ...

  • American Film Institute Catalog (Chadwyck-Healey version)

    Provides a detailed view of American feature films produced during the last century, compiled by specialist researchers at the AFI.

  • American Film Scripts Online

    Contains full-text of over 1,000 authorized versions of screenplays.

  • American Song

    Provides streaming access to more than 120,000 audio tracks of American music.

  • Los Angeles Times, 1881-1990

    Searchable access to the backfile of the Los Angeles Times in full page images digitized from microfilm.

  • AP Images

    Online access to over 500,000 photos with detailed captions from the AP news wire. Includes all photos from US and abroad added in the ...

  • Architectural Graphic Standards

    Contains over 10,000 architectural elements, 85% of the drawings and details in CAD format. All CAD drawings can be exported directly ...

  • Archive Finder

    A database listing over 200,000 manuscript and other special collections at thousands of repositories in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.

  • ArchiveGrid

    A guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Contains nearly a million ...

  • Art and Architecture in Video

    A collection of documentaries and interviews illustrating the history, theory and practice of art, design and architecture.

  • Art Index Retrospective

    Indexes older years of key international English-language arts publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, etc.

  • Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance

    Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance is a collection of treatises on art and architecture from the period 1470 to 1775, and is ...

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)

    Index of 1,600 arts and humanities journals that allows searching for articles that cite a known author or work.

  • Arts: Search

    Arts: Search consists of three online databases: Design Abstracts Retrospective – a restrospective indexing and abstracting service of ...

  • ARTstor

    The ARTstor Digital Library provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

  • Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

    Over 240 dramatic works in streaming audio.

  • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians since 1990

    An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present.

  • BBC Shakespeare Plays

    Streaming video of all the plays of Shakespeare. Originally broadcast on BBC2 between 1978 and 1985.

  • Berg Fashion Library

    Cross-searchable access to Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.

  • Bibliography of the History of Art

    Combined access to two databases providing indexing of articles and books on the history of art.

  • Black Drama

    Contains full text of 1,200 English plays ca. 1850-present by more than 100 playwrights from North America, Africa, and the Caribbean.

  • Bridgeman Education

    300,000 art images from 2,000 sources, 8,000 locations and 30,000 artists

  • British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture

    Digital archive of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era.

  • CAMIO

    OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online - is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, ...

  • Classical Music in Video

    A collection of 1100 videos of classical music performances and masterclasses.

  • Classical Music Library

    Classical Music Library offers a multi-label collection of music recordings, featuring performances from independent and major labels.

  • Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

    Contains entries on theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, directors, technical topics, and more.

  • Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

    Derived from the classic Oxford Dictionary of Music, this concise edition has over 14,000 entries on musical terms from allegro to zingaro.

  • CUMINCAD

    CumInCAD is a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design. It includes bibliographic information about ...

  • Dance in Video

    Contains nearly 500 hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.

  • Dictionary of Opera Characters

    Contains over 2,500 entries on operatic characters, with information on the creator of the role and notable performances.

  • Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art

    Provides access to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of twentieth-century art in Latin America and among Latino

  • DRAM

    Provides CD-quality streaming access to more than 3,700 albums from 30 independent record labels.

  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

    A collection of over 28,000 electronic books on all topics, mostly published between 1990 and 2005.

  • Ecology Abstracts

    Covers relevant papers on evolutionary biology, economics, and systems analysis as they relate to ecosystems or the environment.

  • Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare (Chadwyck-Healey version)

    Contains eleven major editions from the First Folio of 1623 to the Cambridge edition of 1863–66.

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

    An encyclopedic work on Islam

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

    The electronic version of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, volumes I - XII.

  • Encyclopedia of African American Music

    Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles.

  • Environmental Impact Statements: Digests

    Summaries and key issues from government-released environmental impact statements, including project descriptions, positive impacts, ...

  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management

    A multidisciplinary database with abstracts and citations drawn from over 5980 serials including scientific journals, conference ...

  • FIAF Directory

    Detailed directory listings for all FIAF Affiliates--institutions that are members of the FIAF (Federation Internationale des Archives ...

  • FIAF Documentation Collections

    Contains comprehensive information about the world's foremost archives, libraries, and educational institutions dedicated to the ...

  • FIAF FilmArchive Database

    Combined access to four different online research tools created by the FIAF: 1) Index to Film Periodicals, covering more than 400,000 ...

  • FIAF Members' Publications

    This database allows you to find detailed information on books, pamphlets, programs, and other materials published since 1966 by more ...

  • FIAF Treasures from Film Archives

    Contains credits and holdings information for more than 40,500 silent-era films (both features and short films, and both documentaries ...

  • Film Index International

    filmography that gives fully international coverage of around 118,000 films and 685,000 film personalities from over 170 countries. Its ...

  • Film Indexes Online

    Combined access to the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, Film Index International (FII), and the FIAF International Index to Film ...

  • Film Literature Index

    Annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for ...

  • Gale Literary Databases

    Simultaneous search of three resources: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography

  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

    A comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.

  • General Reference Center Gold

    Provides indexing for 1,100 general interest magazines, newspapers, business and industry journals, and reference books, with full text ...

  • GeoRef

    Index to journal articles, books and some theses in the earth sciences. Topics include: all aspects of geology, solid-earth geophysics, ...

  • Google Image Search

    Uses the Google search engine to locate digital images (photographs, drawings, charts, etc.) on the Internet.

  • Google Scholar @ U-M (with U-M Ann Arbor MGet It Links)

    Searches for scholarly documents on the World Wide Web, with the added feature of "Availability at UMichigan" links.

  • Greenwire

    Reports on U.S. environmental, energy & natural resources issues as they are addressed by government & media.

  • Grove Book of Opera Singers

    Offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers.

  • Grove Book of Operas

    The Grove Book of Operas is a collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas.

  • HathiTrust Digital Library

    Searchable access to 9 million+ volumes, with full text access to 2.5 million+ volumes.

  • UM History of Art Visual Resources Collections

    Includes over 70,000 digitized images selected from the UM History of Art's collection of over 750,000 slides & photographs.

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 1 ( -1907)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 10 (1980-1989)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 2 (1907-1915)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 3 (1915-1928)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 4 (1926-1931)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 5 (1930-1939)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 6 (1940-1949)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 8 (1960-1969)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • History of the American Cinema, Volume 9 (1970-1979)

    This 10-volume series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century through the 1980s. It examines the ...

  • Humanities Abstracts (with Full Text)

    Covers 700 periodicals in art, film, journalism, linguistics, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, history, literature, etc.

  • Image Services Collections

    Collections of digitized images of artworks, cultural and historical artefacts, etc., from museums and other sources maintained by the ...

  • Index of Christian Art

    Provides subject and iconographic access to over 200,000 photographic reproductions of Christian art in the east and west from early ...

  • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

    Detailed profiles with critical and evaluative essays on major or representative films and film personalities of all periods from Asia, ...

  • International Index to the Performing Arts

    Indexes articles in 260 scholarly and popular periodicals covering dance, film, TV, drama, and theater.

  • International Movie Industry

    Brief histories of the national cinemas of 19 different countries worldwide written by experts.

  • Internet Movie Database

    The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, movie stars, television shows, television stars ...

  • IPA Source

    Contains over 7300 International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.

  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

    Includes index to citations from more than 1,600 scholarly journals in all areas of Medieval and Renaissance studies (400-1700). Also ...

  • Jazz Music Library

    Streaming audio of over 130,000 recordings of every jazz genre and time period, featuring jazz artists from around the world.

  • JSTOR

    Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.

  • LexisNexis Academic

    Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign ...

  • The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

    A weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio (and later, television) programmes in print.

  • Local Color: Art on Campus

    A collection of art on display on the campus of the University of Michigan.

  • MAD CAD: Building Codes Online

    Comprehensive, cross-referenced collection of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, and maintenance codes from BOCA, SBCCI, ...

  • Material ConneXion Database

    Material ConneXion offers access to an eclectic and constantly growing collection of over 7,000 innovative materials and processes.

  • Met Opera on Demand

    Provides streaming access to more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances.

  • MLA International Bibliography

    Indexes books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and film.

  • MLibrary Digital Collections

    Access to over 250 text, image, and finding aid collections that provide access to over a million digital objects.

  • Monterey Jazz Festival Collection

    A database documenting nearly 9,000 jazz pieces, interviews, and other events representing over 1,000 hours of audio and video.

  • Moving Image Archive [Internet Archive]

    An archive of high-quality downloadable movie data files free of most use restrictions, many licensed with Creative Commons Licenses. ...

  • MRQE: Movie Review Query Engine

    Movie Review Query Engine (acronym: MRQE) is one of the largest indices of movie reviews available online. It includes reviews from ...

  • Municipal Codes

    This site allows one to access over 1,000 local municipal codes from almost all states. Seach by state and locale.

  • Music and Performing Arts (Alexander Street Press)

    A cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.

  • Music Index (EBSCO)

    Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and other literature, featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present.

  • MusicalAmerica.com

    Provides performing arts news and databases of contact information.

  • National Film Registry

    The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in ...

  • National Palace Museum Collections Online
  • National Palace Museum Collections Online
  • Nature Online

    Online access to the journal Nature and its sister publications in Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Medicine, ...

  • Naxos Music Library

    Naxos Music Library offers streaming audio of more than a million tracks of classical music covering all time periods.

  • New York Times, 1851-2010

    Searchable access to the backfile of the New York Times (Late Eastern Edition), in full page images digitized from microfilm.

  • Nihon rekishi chimei taikei

    Online version of Nihon rekishi chimei taikei, published by Heibonsha.

  • North American Theatre Online

    A major initiative to provide detailed reference information for theatrical figures, plays, theatres, and more.

  • OAIster

    Uses the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol to gather over 30 million records of free, useful, wide-ranging digital resources ...

  • OmniFile Full Text Select

    Provides full text of articles from 2,700+ journals and periodicals from across all disciplines and fields.

  • Opera in Video

    Opera in Video contains 300 opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.

  • Orchestral Music Online

    Orchestral Music Online is an online version of David Daniels's classic reference work providing basic information on thousands of works.

  • Oxford Art Online

    Online version of the comprehensive art reference work covering all forms of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, ...

  • Oxford Companion to American Theatre

    An up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Includes people, plays, dramatic movements, and more.

  • Oxford Companion to Music

    Includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of forms and styles.

  • Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

    An authoritative guide to Shakespeare's plays and poems and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries.

  • Oxford Dictionary of Dance

    The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, ...

  • Oxford Dictionary of Music

    Provides over 12,000 entries and covers musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way.

  • Oxford Music Online

    The authoritative standard for English-language music dictionaries, providing biographies, definitions of terms, works lists, etc.

  • Periodicals Index Online

    Indexes over 7,000 arts, humanities & social science journals, from their first issues through 2000.

  • Play Index

    Covers more than 31,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present, written in or translated into English.

  • Pollution Abstracts

    Provides access to environmental information concerning scientific research and government policies on atmosphere, emissions and more.

  • Project MUSE

    Full-text access to scholarly journals & e-books published by over 120 scholarly societies & university presses.

  • ProQuest

    Combined access to all ProQuest databases, covering many different fields and full text articles.

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

    Descriptions, sometimes with full text, of doctoral dissertations & master theses from US, UK, Canada, Ireland, etc.

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers

    Custom ProQuest cross-search of full-text backfiles of 20 U.S. and 31 international English-language newspapers.

  • ProQuest Research Library

    Indexes over 5,000 journals and magazines, academic and popular, with full text included for over 3,600.

  • Readers Guide Abstracts (with Full Text)

    Covers 375 popular periodicals published in the U.S. & Canada.

  • Readers Guide Retrospective

    Indexes older articles from 240 periodicals published in the U.S. & Canada, 1890-1982.

  • RELICS: Renaissance Liturgical Imprints Census

    A database of citations to over 13,000 liturgical titles printed in Europe between 1450 and 1600.

  • RIBA Library

    Citations to over 2000 periodicals and 135,000 books held by the Royal Institute of British Architects Library. In addition to ...

  • RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals

    A supplement to the RIPM Index and Online Archive; a collection of 25 full-text music periodicals from the 19th and early 20th century.

  • RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (EBSCO)

    International annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture, found in music periodicals published from 1800-1950.

  • RISM International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600

    The most comprehensive annotated index to music manuscripts produced after 1600 with over 850,000 records.

  • RSMeans CostWorks

    Institutional login & password required.Online access to the complete RSMeans Library including over 85,000 unit prices, 25,000 ...

  • Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

    Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of urban areas. Maps of over 12,000 US cities and towns.

  • Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

    Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national ...

  • SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs

    Describes art auction and rare book catalogs for sales from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions not yet held, from all ...

  • Silent Film Online

    Classic films from the silent era, in streaming video.

  • Silent Film Still Archive

    An archive of original photos, advertising, and other memorabilia from silent films, and a few early sound films (especially those ...

  • SimplyMap

    SimplyMap allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data.

  • Smithsonian Collections Online

    Archive of Smithsonian Magazine (1970-2010) and Air & Space Magazine (1986-2010)

  • Smithsonian Global Sound

    Streaming audio of more than 40,000 tracks of ethnic music from around the world, including the catalog of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

  • Theatre in Video

    Provides streaming video access to original productions of plays, along with film documentaries on the subject of theater.

  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2008

    Full digital version of the Times Literary Supplement from 1902 through 2008.

  • ToxLine

    Covers journal articles, monographs, technical reports, theses, and other literature in all areas of toxicology.

  • TOXNET

    Toxicology data, citations and abstracts for the toxicology literature, Toxic Release Information and chemical information.

  • Universal Database of Russian Newspapers

    Provides full text of over 40 of the major newspapers or serials published in Russia, the Soviet Union, or its successor states.

  • Very Short Introductions Online

    Short ebooks that provide introductions to hundreds of subjects.

  • Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

    Books, journals and ephermera documenting the pre- and early-cinematic years

  • Water Resources Abstracts

    Provides comprehensive coverage of water resources issues, including groundwater, lakes, estuaries, water supply, desalination, water ...

  • Web of Science (All Databases)

    Cross-search access to: Web of Science, BIOSIS, Zoological Record, MEDLINE, etc.

  • The Women's Wear Daily Archive

    Searchable archive of Women's Wear Daily from first issue in 1910 to within past year: every page, article, advertisement and cover

  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

    Provides annotated entries for all scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1960 and 2013.

  • WorldCat

    Over 62 million records describing books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic ...