Databases by Subject
African American Music Reference
African American Music Reference provides access to text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.
Art Full Text (EBSCOhost)
Provides abstracting and indexing for 313 leading international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Broad coverage of art topics, including advertising, archaeology, crafts, folk art, graphic arts, interior design, video, film, architecture, and art history. Coverage includes abstracts from Spring 1994 and indexing from September 1984.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science: 1987- )
Multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 6800 major science and social science journals.
DRAM is a not-for-profit resource providing educational communities with on-demand streaming access to CD-quality audio, complete original liner notes and essays from independent record labels and sound archives.
Early English Books Online (Chadwyck-Healy)
Contains over 96,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised edition. This collection can fulfill the most exhaustive research requirements of scholars in the areas of English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and the fine arts.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Alexander's Street Press provides Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online. This resource contains more than 9,000 pages of material and 3,000 audio recordings,combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.
Humanities Full Text (EBSCOhost)
Included in the OmniFile Full Text: Mega Edition database. Indexes and abstracts articles from more than 350 English-language periodicals, plus the partial/full text of over 95 of those periodicals. It covers the fields of archaeology and classical studies, art and photography, folklore, general scholarship, history, journalism and communications, language and literature, literary and political criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion and theology. Full-text coverage begins in January 1995.
Humanities International Complete (EBSCOhost)
Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books, and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing, Humanities International Complete includes all data from Humanities International Index (over 2,100 titles and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content.
InSitu:Visual Resources Databases
InSitu is the online catalog of the Visual Resources Collection, Dept. of Art History, UW-Madison, emphasizing the digital holdings of the collection. Users in the University of Wisconsin System have access to the material that is not specifically restricted to the Madison campus.
International Index to Music Periodicals (Chadwyck-Healy: 1996- )
Restricted to 1 user at a time
IIMP covers nearly all aspects of the world of music, from the most scholarly studies to the latest crazes. More than 370 international music periodicals from over 20 countries, and also indexes feature music articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post.
International Index to the Performing Arts (Chadwyck-Healy)
Restricted to 1 user at a time
IIPA Full Text draws its current content from more than 200 international performing arts periodicals and also indexes performing arts related articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post. IIPA Full Text covers nearly all aspects of performing arts, from scholarly studies to snapshots of popular culture.
Jazz Music Library (Music Online - Alexander Street Press)
Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online. The library includes thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums and genres from renowned jazz artists, performances and record labels.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II & III Collection
JSTOR is an electronic journal archival project which provides full-text access to complete runs of back issues of scholarly journal titles in 10-15 fields. The Arts & Sciences I Collection currently offers access to about 117 journals in these disciplines: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology. The Arts & Sciences II Collection is a multi-disciplinary collection containing journals and disciplines that complement those in the Arts & Sciences I Collection. It includes 122 journals, in disciplines such as History, Economics, Asian Studies, Classics, Archaeology, and African, Latin American, Slavic and Middle Eastern Studies. The Arts & Sciences III Collection focuses on the arts and humanities and contains 150 titles. The collection makes available additional journals in language and literature, as well as important titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database which includes the content of MagillOnLiterature Plus and offers information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, and hundreds of literary journals. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
Literature Criticism Online (Gale - includes all Literature Criticism sets in the description below)
Literature Criticism Online (Gale - this version allows searching by Named Work & Named Author, but omits Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author. )
The electronic subscription to the Gale series of literary criticism that includes Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series, Drama Criticism, Literary Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteen-Century Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Something About the Author and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. All sets begin with volume 1 and continue to the present except for Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, which ends with volume 101 (2008).
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)
MLA bibliography is the largest and most comprehensive database covering scholarship in the modern languages, linguistics, literature, folklore, and drama, including film, opera, radio, television and theater. Literary criticism and literary theory are covered extensively. Approximately 4,000 journals and series are screened, and entries for books are included. Entries appear both for collections of essays and for their contents.
Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library is the world's largest online classical music library. It offers streaming access to more than 46,000 CDs with more than 653,000 tracks, standard and rare repertoire.
Oxford Companion to Music
Embracing the world of music in all its variety - including jazz, popular music, and dance - the Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The more than 8,000 articles cover a range of subjects including composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres.
Oxford Dictionary of Music
Containing 5,000 entries on composers, conductors, performers, directors, critics, producers and designers of international repute, writers and scholars.
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the gateway that offers the ability to access and cross-search the resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. This subscription includes access to The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Provides access to the full text of over 120 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCOhost)
RILM Abstracts of Music, contains records in over 200 languages; entries include original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English, as well as author, journal, and in-depth subject indexes. The majority of citations include abstracts. Over 500 scholarly journals are represented. Articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos are all covered by RILM. Concert reviews, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals are indexed if they are of scholarly interest.
Soundzabound is a royalty free music library which offers a variety of music, audio themes and sound effects for grades K - 12 and universities. From BadgerLink.
Wiley Online Library
Fulltext access to multidisciplinary journal articles via the Wiley Online Library interface.