Arts & Entertainment Databases

Full-text searchable content of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas—more than 32 million pages of text. Bearing witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history: the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, this resource features works by both well-known and lesser-known authors and includes a variety of research materials, from books and directories, bibles and sheet music, to sermons and pamphlets.

Gale Reference Ebooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of the arts.

BIR Entertainment (CPL Cardholders)

BIR Entertainment provides information on about 450,000 music titles and over 200,000 DVD/video titles. Find music or videos featuring your favorite artists or performers with one-click searching. With new titles and reviews being added regularly, this database also features popularity ratings based on national sales, and focused limiters such as genre searching or MPG ratings searches. BIR Entertainment is a component ofBook Index with Reviews.

Naxos Music Library (CPL Cardholders)

Naxos Music Library offers catalogues or selected recordings of over 400 independent labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, EMI Classics, Erato, Haenssler Classic, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine, Teldec, Vanguard Classics, Virgin Classics and Warner Classics. Genres include Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock, and Nostalgia music.

Oxford Art Online (CPL Cardholders)

Contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day. Compiled over a period of 15 years, it represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own specialist field of study.

Oxford Music Online (CPL Cardholders)

With over 60,000 articles written by over 6,000 music scholars, Grove Music Online (GMO) is the authoritative resource for music research with an ongoing mission to chart the diverse history and cultures of music and musicians from around the globe.

The collection consists of materials from the years 1913 through 1998 that document African American author and activist Amiri Baraka. The extensive documentation includes poetry, organizational records, print publications, articles, plays, speeches, personal correspondence, oral histories, as well as some personal records. The materials cover Baraka’s involvement in the politics in Newark, N.J. and in Black Power movement organizations such as the Congress of African People, the National Black Conference movement, the Black Women’s United Front. Later materials document Baraka’s increasing involvement in Marxism.

Project Muse (CPL Cardholders)

Provides full-text access to more than 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

Gale Reference Ebooks – Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays.