American Film Scripts Online (AFSO) includes more than 1,000 scripts and over 100,000 scenes of life as portrayed in the movies from studios such as Warner Bros., Sony, RKO and MGM.In addition, the database includes over 430 original images of previously unpublished screenplays. Also included are detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts.
AFSO presents scripts in the conventional screenplay format wherever it exists in the original. Users also will now see longer sections of each script for viewing and printing, links from search results directly to a specific scene, and other enhancements, including hundreds of screenplays availble in .pdf format.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, is an indispensable tool for scholars, students, librarians, performers, teachers, and music lovers. It provides broad yet detailed coverage and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels. From hip hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, RILM is the first stop for the researcher who wants clear, verified bibliographic information, fully cited, abstracted, and indexed. Since its first publication in 1967, RILM has been a mighty ally for music researchers, and its capabilities and coverage have been constantly expanding, most recently with the addition of retrospective coverage of music conferences from 1865 to the present. RILM currently contains over 500,000 entries; approximately 30,000 new records are added every year, covering all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.
RILM was established in 1966 under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres. The publication of RILM is made possible by the efforts of some 60 national committees located in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The committees are composed of musicologists and librarians based at major university or national libraries and research institutes. Among the current host institutions are the British Library, the Russian State Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Bibliothèque Royale (Brussels), the National Library of Canada, and the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin).
Major areas of coverage include:
- Western and Eastern classical
- Popular music
- Historical musicology
- Instruments and voice
- Performance practice and notation
- Music theory and analysis
- Music therapy
- Linguistics and semiotics
- Dramatic arts
Combined access to the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, Film Index International (FII), and the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals databases. Permits cross-searching of all three databases simultaneously, with results grouped under the name of the database they came from. The first few results from each database are displayed, with links that lead to the full set of results inside that database.
Provides a detailed view of American feature films produced during the last century, compiled by specialist researchers at the AFI. Includes full production and cast information as well as extensive plot summaries, notes, and citations to reviews and articles in industry periodicals. Documents more than 48,000 American films from 1893-1972. More than 17,500 entries cover the early years of American film from 1893 to 1910. Also includes detailed information on AFI's Top 10 films (recipients of the AFI Top Ten Movies of the Year Awards) for each year from 2000 to the present.
This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. It also retrospectively indexes 63 periodical titles as far back as 1864. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
Sanborn maps, large-scale plans of a city or town, were created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property. This collection includes 660,000 maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.
Covers more than 31,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present, representing a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Allows searching for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); and cast type. Includes descriptive annotations with plot summaries, musical requirements, number of sets, scenery requirements, etc.