Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre)

Research Databases



Provides more than one million digital images from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, and photo archives.


Bibliography of the History of Art

The Bibliography of the History of Art is a highly comprehensive art bibliography, covering European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present.


Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Arts & Humanities Citation Index provides bibliographic and citation information for 1,700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals.


Humanities International Complete

Provides full text to hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world including full text for more than 1,200 journals. Good for music, theater, and art.



JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Good for music, theater, and art.


Music Index

EBSCO's Music Index provides coverage from 1973 to the present and contains surveyed data from 850 music periodicals from 40 countries.


Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research, providing full text for more than 120 journals, books, movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,000 images.



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America: History and Life

America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, with indexing for 1,700 journals dating back to 1910. Good for historical research related to music, theater, and art in the United States.


Historical Abstracts

Provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States in Canada). Good for historical research related to music, theater, and art around the world.


Historic Sheet Music, 1800 - 1922

The Historic Sheet Music Collection consists of 9,000 items written for voice, piano, and other instruments.




Background Sources


Oxford Music Online

The authoritative resource for music research with an ongoing mission to chart the diverse history and cultures of music around the world.


African American Music Reference

African American Music Reference brings together 50,000 pages of text reference, biographies, sheet music, images, lyrics, and discographies which chronicle the history and culture of the African American experience through music.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

The first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of the world, with more than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.


Black Drama: 1850 - Present

Black Drama contains 1200 plays by 200 playwrights, with detailed information on related productions, theaters, and production companies.