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  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1831-2007, varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  Literary Reference Center   Full Text Available Authentication Required
A comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
  MLA International Bibliography  Authentication Required
The major research resource for information on English literature, foreign languages and linguistics. Includes references to scholarly articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations from 1963 to the present.

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

  Academic Search Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1887-present; updated daily
The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, Academic Search Complete indexes more than 11,200 journals, and provides full text for more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. Includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  OmniFile Full Text Mega  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Multi-disciplinary database for full-text articles from over 1,750 publications, and abstracts and citations for over 3,500 publications in subjects that include education, general science, social sciences, business, art, etc. Includes the database Humanities Full Text.


    Online Catalogs

  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at


    Dissertations and Theses

  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required
    updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works

  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.


    Theatre: General Resources

  Global Performing Arts Database
Based at Cornell, this database contains digital performance materials, including costumes, sets, directors, and more, is part of an international consortium founded to develop and preserve digital records of the performing arts worldwide.
  McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies
Organized by category, this site includes links to acting, plays, arts management, primary sources, listservs, stagecraft, and more.
  Performing Arts Links
Information is organized by topic and by country.
  Production Research
An online guide to resources for production research, from the Collins Library at Puget Sound University.
  Theatre Resources (Theatre Library Association)
links to online guides and publications collected by the TLA.
  WWW Virtual Library: Theatre and Drama
Links to conferences, e-texts/plays, e-journals, theatre companies, and more.

    Theatre History

  Performing Arts in America, 1875-1923
Includes over 16,000 primary documents and original resources. From the New York Public Library.
  Theatre History Sites on the WWW
Contains information on classical, medieval, Elizabethan, Later English, and American Theatre.
  Theatre History on the Web
Links to various styles of theatre, organizations, museums, online books and journals, film resources, and more.
A commercial site that offers nicely-organized links by period and region as well as a selection of public-domain play scripts.

    Costumes and Design

  Milieux: The Costume Site
Links to museums, historical information, instructions on how to make costumes, and more.


  Artlinx International Dance Resources
Links to types of dance, competitions, books, funding, organizations, studios, etc.
  Article 19 Contemporary Dance Online
Provides news, commentary, and video on contemporary dance.
  Cyber Dance: Ballet on the Net
Over 3,000 links to classical ballet and modern dance sites.
  Voice of Dance
Includes news articles, multimedia, interviews with top dance professionals, and more.
  Dance Style Locator
Growing collection of illustrated descriptions of dance styles from around the world, such as masked dances of Liberia, capoeira (Brazil), kathak (India), Yup'ik Eskimo dance, Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, and hula. Part of the website for the "People Like Me" educational program of World Arts West, a group that "serves the world, traditional, and folk dance communities of Northern California." 


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