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Performing Arts/Film/Music

  Your Subject Librarian is Julie Portman. She can be reached at 314-889-4569.

Background Information

CredoReference: This electronic reference source contains over 3,000,000 full-text entries from nearly 500 encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, chronologies, speeches and images.

Britannica Online Academic Edition: This reference source provides full-text documents, facts & figures, video and images, timelines, world data, world atlas and a gateway to the classics.


"Theatre" books:  In the Library's Online Catalog.


North American Theatre Online: Includes nearly 6,000 full-text plays and the American Theatre Online reference project. Updated regularly, it contains thousands of bibliographic records about people, theatres, plays, productions, and other elements associated with the study of drama, as well as posters, playbills, photos, and theatre diagrams.

Music, Theatre and Dance: A performing arts digital library maintained by the Library of Congress.

McGraw Hill Theatre Resources: Designed for both theater students and professionals, this site offers links to enhance your performance in the classroom and the stage.

Motley Collection of Theatre & Costume Design: A valuable source of documentation on the history of theatre, these materials include costume and set designs, sketches, notes, photographs, prop lists, and storyboards for plays by Shakespeare and modern classics, opera, ballet, and motion pictures. Scroll to bottom of screen to find links.

Performing Arts Encyclopedia: A guide to the performing arts collections and exhibitions at the Library of Congress.

For Images

ARTstor: A digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The Digital Library includes resources for American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Music, Religious Studies, and Renaissance Studies.

Berg Fashion Library - The online version of Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The print version is available in the Reference Room of the Library, call number: GT507 .E54 2010.Disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find insights into people and cultures all over the world.


McGraw Hill Film Resources: Guide to film resources on the web: from sites devoted to movie history and theory, to learning how to capture the perfect shot, or debuting your first film. Check out previews and reviews of mainstream and independent films from around the world to catch up on the latest trends in filmmaking, or look up the flickfest nearest you to get involved with your local film community.


McGraw Hill Music Resources: An electronic guide to music resources on the web. From on-line articles covering the latest music trends, to hints and tips on writing lyrics or recording your first demo, this site offers tons of cybersights and sounds. Links to current research on music history, composition and theory, and facts on your favorite composers from classical music's household names to the current eletronica trend-setters.