Arts

MRQE: Movie Review Query Engine

Alternative Titles
MRQE
Description

Movie Review Query Engine (acronym: MRQE) is one of the largest indices of movie reviews available online. It includes reviews from both offline and online sources. It can be searched by movie title, recent releases, lists of festivals and selections of the American Film Institute.

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8663
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Internet Movie Database

Alternative Titles
IMDb
Description
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, movie stars, television shows, television stars and video games.
Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8661
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Smithsonian Global Sound

Description

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 50,000 tracks of ethnic music from around the world.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8581
Access
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Dictionary of Opera Characters

Alternative Titles
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Who's Who in Opera
Description

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.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8579
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Access World News [NewsBank]

Alternative Titles
America's Newspapers
AWN
Description

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.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1999 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8555
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MLibrary Digital Collections

Alternative Titles
Humanities Text Initiative
HTI
DLPS Collections
Description

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.)

Type
Article Index
Audio
Catalog
Database
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Encyclopedia
Images
Map(s)
Museum
Search Engine
Subject Gateway
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies by database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8505
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RIBA Library

Description
Citations to over 2000 periodicals and 135,000 books held by the Royal Institute of British Architects Library. In addition to architecture, subject areas include civil engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, and town planning.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1972 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8489
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Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

Alternative Titles
Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI) (CSA)
Design and Applied Arts Index
DAAI
Description

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.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1987 - (with selective coverage 1973 - )
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8405
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Art Index Retrospective

Alternative Titles
Wilson Art Index Retrospective
AIR, WAIR
Description

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.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1929 - 1984
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8359
Access
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