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Performing Arts Online Resources

Performing Arts Databases

One Search
Search the Library’s entire collection (PointCat, the Databases, & Selected Web Pages) with one simple search.

Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.

Ambrose Video
Provides access to high quality streaming videos in science, drama and history. Collections feature: BBC Shakespearean Plays, World and U.S. History series, core sciences series (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences) and much more.

American Film Scripts
Full text access to assorted film scripts as well as detailed information on related scenes, characters and people.

ArtSearch
Online listings of current job openings in various artistic fields from Stage Management, to Acting, to Choreography, and many more. To access this resource please call (412) 392-3171or email the Library at library@pointpark.edu to obtain the required username and password.

Dance in Video
Part of the VAST collection, Dance in Video features videos of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational dance, etc. Under the "Disciplines" drop down select "Dance" to access these videos.

eBook Collection
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.

Filmakers Library Online
Part of the VAST collection, Filmakers Library Online provides access to online videos for the study of film. Videos include silent era films, contemporary films from over 60 countries, and award-winning documentaries. Under the "Disciplines" drop down select "Film" to access these videos.

Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Full text articles covering topics such as AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, Drugs & Alcohol, Aging, Fitness, Nutrition & Dietetics, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, and more.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Full text or abstracts/indexing for journals in the medical disciplines. Includes USP Pharmacopoeia, DI: Vol. II, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

Humanities International Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering all aspects of the Humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

International Encyclopedia of Dance
Covers theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.

JStor
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.

New York Times
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.

North American Theatre Online
Full text access to various plays, reference materials, playbills, and other resources.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance
Authoritative, up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek to modern day theatre. In addition to theatre performances, dance, opera, radio, film and television are also covered.

Project MUSE
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

Sage Online
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences,

Theatre in Video
Part of the VAST collection, Theatre in Video provides online streaming video of more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries related to theatre productions. Under the "Disciplines" drop down select "Theatre" to access these videos.

VAST: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more.

Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.

Journal List

To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.

Library Books / DVDs

Performing Arts Books generally have call numbers that range in from M to P and are located on the Lower Level and the Main Floor of the library. DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Main Floor of the Library.  Please use PointCat: Find Books & More for more detailed information.

Performing Arts Related Internet Sites

Performing Arts Related Internet Sites

How to Cite Resources

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The links below can assist you in formatting your citations according to APA, MLA and all other major citation guidelines. You can use them for quick reference or in-depth treatment of a particular citation style. How do you format your research paper according to APA or MLA?  Try the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue. Questions? Ask a Librarian. But remember, your professor is the ultimate judge.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide
Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide