Smithsonian Global Sound, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It contains over 40,000 tracks of ethnic music from around the world.
Containing over 2,500 operatic characters, this guide gives plot synopses for over 250 operas and operettas, and details full information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performers. Well-known personalities contribute articles on favourite roles, for example, Placido Domingo writes on the character of Otello and Janet Baker on Mary Stuart. Other contributors include Andrew Porter, Sena Jurinac, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Miller, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Marie McLaughlin revealing much about the creative process behind some of the most famous performances in opera history.
Full text of over 600 U.S. newspapers and over 260 English language newspapers from other countries worldwide. Includes Detroit News (1999- ) and many other Michigan newspapers, Chicago Sun-Times, The Times (London), etc. Includes text only--no photos, charts or ads.
Provides access to over 250 text, image, bibliographic, and finding aid collections created and maintained by the Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) of the University of Michigan University Library (MLibrary), comprising over a million digital objects. Includes all collections in the University of Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative, as well as collections sponsored by the MPublishing division of the University Library.
(Most databases accessible from this page are also listed separately in the Mirlyn online catalog and in the Databases section of U-M University Library's Search Tools.)
Contains over 100,000 annotated references to articles from over 450 design and craft journals published worldwide; plus data on over 46,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms, etc.
Indexes key international English-language arts publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, competition & award notices, exhibition listings, film reviews, etc. Provides separate access to indexing from older years, 1929-1984. A unique resource, Art Index Retrospective helps users find contemporary criticism of art at the time of its debut, track the body of work of an artist or movement, find artists' interviews and other commentary, and much more.