Highly Recommended Databases
Film & Television Literature Index with Full-text (FTLI)
(more full-text; tutorials
) is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. It also includes over 24,000 celebrity and entertainment images provided by the Motion Picture & Television Archive and 32,500 full-text reviews dating back to 1914 provided by Variety Movie Reviews. It is produced by and the user
interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Naxos Music Library
) contains the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 165,000 tracks, including classical music, Jazz World and chinese music. It includes biographical information on composers or artists included in the database. Users can select works by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. Playlists can be casily created for educational assignments or for hours of personal enjoyment. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Naxo
Music Library. This resource is limited to 8 simultaneous users and requires Adobe Flash Player.
Naxos Music Library Jazz
) contains close to 20,000 tracks of jazz from over 1,900 albums by more than 500 jazz artists. It comprises Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz. Naxos Jazz, along with Prophone and Proprius, provides the world of international Jazz, covering Sweden and Scandinavian jazz artists. US-based Fantasy Jazz has a deep jazz catalogue and offers the best in blues and R&B. Users can select works by
artist, title and catalogue number. Playlists can be
easily created for educational assignments or for hours of personal enjoyment. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Naxo
Music Library. This resource is limited to 5 simultaneous users and requires Adobe Flash Player.
OhioLINK Music Center (OMC)
(audio files; XLinks
) contains more than 78,000 tracks and 21,000 works of digital music, all available for educational use to students, faculty, and staff of OhioLINK member institutions. Users can search for tracks or albums by keyword or they can browse by genre, composer, performer, track title, work title, or date of composition. Genres include Chinese, classical, contemporary jazz, spoken word, and the world. A Flash player is required to listen to the music. Catalog records for the albums are available in the OhioLINK Library Catalog
. It is produced by Naxos Music Library and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
Oxford Music Online
(updated quarterly and
annually; all full-text; XLinks
) is the online version of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
(second edition in
29 volumes). It also contains Grove Music Online
, New Grove Dictionary of Opera
(4 volumes), New Grove Dictionary
(second edition; 3 volumes), Oxford Dictionary of Music
(2nd ed.), and the Oxford Companion to Music
. It contains more than 25 million words and 29,000
articles by 6,000 contributors. It provides an integrated music resource that covers all aspects of music. It contains sophisticated search capabilities;
cross-referencing; links from articles in Oxford Music Online to RLIM, DRAM and Classical Music Library sites (click the Related Content
tab). It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Oxford
University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
(1969-present; updated monthly; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for more
than 500 scholarly journals covering music and related topics. It includes journal articles,
books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations,
ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies and videos. It is produced by the
Repertoire International de Literature Musicale and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Academic Search Complete
(1985-present; updated daily; more full-text;
) is a multidisciplinary database that covers nearly all academic
areas of study. It indexes and abstracts over 9,300 journals, many of them
peer-reviewed (4,400), and provides full-text for over 5,300 journals. It also includes indexing and abstracts for books, reports,
conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
audio and video; all full-text) provides information on over 18,000 agencies and 50,000 ads from around the world. Users
can view TV, radio, cinema, Internet, print and outdoor ad campaigns from their desktops. Users can search for ads by
keyword, media type, product, brand name, business sector, agency, country, celebrity or award. Ads with and without a shopping cart can be viewed. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by AdForum.com.
African American Experience
(African-American origins to the present; all full-text) is a cross-searchable collection of African-American history and culture. It covers the arts, biography, business, civil rights, education, folklore, history, literature, music, politics, pop culture, science, slavery, sports, and technology. This collection includes the African-American Greenwood encyclopedias, other references books, and 67 Negro University Press texts from the late 1700s to the early 1970s. Primary sources include 4,000 interviews with former slaves (the WPA slave narratives), as well as manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, and statistics. Special features include a timeline dating from the 1400s to the present, In their Own Voices
audio clips of slave interviews and music, lesson plans, and hundreds of photographs, maps and images. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Greenwood Publishing Group.
and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
(1980-present; updated weekly;
some full-text; RefWorks help
; citation alerts
; saving searches & creating alerts
; journal titles
) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science
and then change Current Limits
to search this database separately. It provides
current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references for over 1,130 arts and humanities journals plus individually
selected, relevant items from about 7,000 science and social sciences journals.
It covers archaeology, architecture, art, asian studies, classics, dance, film,
folklore, history, language, linguistics, literary reviews, literature, music,
philosophy, poetry, radio, religion, television and theater. Click Sign In
to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters.
(formerly Adcritic) provides access to TV and print award-winning ads, including the latest, top 20, and top rated ads. Featured are the best ads of 2012, ads presented at Cannes 2013, the top 5 most creative ads, and Super Bowl ads. It also includes news and research reports. Contact the reference desk (513 745-4808) for the username and password. This databases permits only one simultaneous user.
(1980-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains indexing and abstracts from nearly 700 journals, of which 500 are peer reviewed. It includes scholarly journals as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Topics covered include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Humanities International Complete
(1925-present; updated monthly; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for books, articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations. It indexes 1,700 scholarly journals and incorporates all content from American Humanities Index
and Humanities International Index
. It covers literature, language, history, philosophy, archaeology,
classical studies, folklore, gender studies, performing arts, history, religion
and theology. It is produced by Whitson Publishing and the user interface is
provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Humanities with Full-Text
(1910-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains the full-text from over 330 journals and indexing and abstracts from nearly 700 journals. It includes scholarly journals as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Topics covered include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
International Bibliography of
Theatre & Dance (IBTD)
(much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) is the online version of the print IBTD in 14 volumes. It indexes
journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and
performance in 126 countries. It is a multicultural and inter-disciplinary research tool for theater
students, educators and professionals. Initiated by the American Society for Theatre Research, the IBTD
is now published by the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College. The user interface is
provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(Using this resource
; all full-text; XLinks
) is a cross-searchable database of more than
125 quick reference dictionaries and 189 in-depth encyclopedias. It covers general reference
as well as specific subject categories: archaeology, art and architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, encyclopedias, English dictionaries and thesauri, history, language reference, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine and health, music, names studies, performing arts, philosophy, quotations,
religion, science and technology, social sciences, and society and culture. All subject categories can be searched separately. Reference types include overview pages, subject reference, timelines, quotations, English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries. It is published by and the user interface
is provided by Oxford University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find ebooks is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the ebook icon: