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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Alternative Titles
Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale
Description

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
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Historical musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Instruments and voice
  • Librarianship
  • Performance practice and notation
  • Music theory and analysis
  • Pedagogy
  • Liturgy
  • Dance
  • Criticism
  • Music therapy
  • Acoustics
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Linguistics and semiotics
  • Literature
  • Dramatic arts
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1967-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9619
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International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

Alternative Titles
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Detailed profiles with critical and evaluative essays on major or representative films and film personalities of all periods from Asia, South America, and Australia, as well as North America and Europe. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Fourth edition of 2001.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9633
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Academic OneFile

Description

Provides indexing for over 8,000 scholarly journals, industry periodicals, general interest magazines and newspapers, with full text articles included for over 4,200 of them. Also includes podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9631
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American Film Scripts Online

Description

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.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1903-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9627
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SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs

Description

Describes art auction and rare book catalogs for sales from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions not yet held, from all major North American and European auction houses as well as important private sales. Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1599 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9575
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Film Indexes Online

Alternative Titles
American Film Institute Catalog, Film Index International, FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
FIO, AFI, FII
Description

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.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Varies by database. 1893 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9559
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American Film Institute Catalog (Chadwyck-Healey version)

Alternative Titles
AFI Catalog
Description

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.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1893-1972, 2000-present. Covers all feature films produced in the U.S. from 1893-1972. Covers only AFI's Top Ten Movies of the Year from 2000 to the present. Updated with corrections and new records for additional films annually.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9557
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Film Index International

Alternative Titles
FII
Description
filmography that gives fully international coverage of around 118,000 films and 685,000 film personalities from over 170 countries. Its rich content also includes coverage of international film awards and prizes as well as searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists. All eras of film-making are covered - from the early silent movies to recent box-office hits. Based on the bfi's Summary of Information on Film and Television (SIFT) database, Film Index International is both inclusive and authoritative.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9555
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International Index to the Performing Arts

Alternative Titles
International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA)
IIPA
Description

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.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1998 - (with retrospective coverage of selected titles)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9551
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ARTstor

Alternative Titles
ART Stor, ARTStore, ART Store, artstor images
Description

The ARTstor Digital Library provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences. It includes an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

Collections are used for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more. All University of Michigan community members may search and view images; ARTstor requires registration to download images and use the software tools.

Note: To access the images through the mobile interface, you will need to create an account through ARTstor. Access ARTstor via the library's website and click on the "Register" link at top right. Create an account; use that email and password to login to ARTstor mobile.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9539
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