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Library Databases: Arts & Communication

The following 39 databases have been selected as good resources for your Arts & Communication research.

Most databases can be accessed from on- and off-campus, using your WPUNJ username and password, unless noted otherwise.

To see more databases, either select a new subject or use the alphabetical list to jump to a specific database from our complete list.

Databases by Subject



Alphabetical Database List:
| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |
 
Academic Search Complete
  Large, interdisciplinary full-text database contains over 8,500 full-text publications, including academic journals, magazines, books, and trade publications. Offers broad subject coverage for a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, area studies, biology, chemistry, ethnic and multicultural studies, food science and technology, general science, geography, law, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion and theology, women's studies, and many other fields. Partially funded by the the New Jersey State Library.
 
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America: History and Life
  Bibliographic database contains over 450,000 citations and abstracts for journal and magazine articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations covering the world's scholarly literature about the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes material from over 1,820 journals and magazines written in over 40 languages, although the majority of items were published in English. Most of the items in the database were issued after 1954. Many records contain links to full-text articles in other Library databases. [1954 - present]
 
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Art Abstracts
  The Art Abstracts database provides high-quality indexing of over 600 periodicals covering all topics in art from 1984 to the present, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations, and indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions. Art Abstracts indexes publications from several countries covering fine, decorative and commercial art as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture, and much more. [1984 - present]
 
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ARTstor
  Full-content digital collection of thousands of art images from several art repositories. Please note that Internet Explorer 6+ or Netscape 7+ are required to use this database. From opening screen, select the link to "Search and Browse FOR IMAGES."
 
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Cambridge Journals Online
  A collection of over 360 high-quality journals published by Cambridge University Press. The collection is especially strong in the following subject areas: Mathematics, History, Law, Politics and International Relations, Language and Linguistics, Area Studies, Ecology and Conservation, Music, Psychology and Psychiatry, Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Classics, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Economics, Medicine, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Social Studies. For most titles, there is an online backfile extending to 1999. [1999 - Present]
 
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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
  Contains over 1 million bibliographic records and more than 155,000 full-text reviews of children's books from a large variety of review sources. [1761 - present]
Chronicle of Higher Education
  The Chronicle of Higher Education is a major news publication covering the college and university sector. The online edition of the Chronicle is published every weekday and features news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest print format issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; discussion forums; and career-building tools. Free personal accounts are available to members of the WPUNJ community in addition to the campus-wide subscription access. [1989 - Present]
Communication & Mass Media Complete
  Full-text index to articles from over 200 periodical titles in the field of communications and mass media studies, with citations and abstracts for articles from over 100 additional periodicals.
 
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Decades in America, 1920s-1990s (via Salem History)
  Online version of Salem Press' multi-volume reference series contains over 5,000 articles covering events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in the United States and Canada from 1920 through the 1990s. Additional decades will be added as new volumes are purchased.
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eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly netLibrary)
  Large database of full-text electronic books ("e-books"), including over 4,100 titles covering a wide variety of subjects and available for online reading.
 
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Ebrary's Academic Complete
  Full-text access to over 110,000 electronic books from a wide variety of academic publishers, covering every subject.
 
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Film & Television Literature Index
  Bibliographic database provides indexing and abstracts from over 380 publications related to film and television literature. This database includes extensive content for all applicable areas of film and television research, including film and television theory, preservation and restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects and reviews. [1976 - present]
 
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Grove Dictionary of Art
  is now part of Oxford Art Online - VALE Database
Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, 2nd Edition
  is now part of Oxford Music Online - VALE Database
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Historical Abstracts
  Bibliographic database contains over 640,000 citations and abstracts for journal and magazine articles, books and book chapters, conference papers, and dissertations covering the world's scholarly literature on modern world history (15th century-present), excluding the United States and Canada. Includes material from over 2,690 journals and magazines written in over 40 languages. Most of the items in the database were issued after 1954. Many records contain links to full-text articles in other Library databases. [1954 - present]
 
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IngentaConnect
  IngentaConnect provides access to the article summaries of over 25,000 publications. Full-text content is available for individual titles on subscription.
International Index to Music Periodicals
  The International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) provides access to articles from over 400 scholarly and popular periodicals in the areas of classical music, opera, jazz, popular music and pop culture, music education, musicology, music theory, and many others. There is particularly strong coverage of performance, music education, and jazz. The database currently contains over 600,000 records, offering both current and retrospective coverage, with over 235,000 records from 1874 to 1996. [1874 - Present]
 
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  Bibliographic database covering literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700); includes citations for books, book chapters, and journal articles. [1842 - present]
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JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collections (I through IX)
  [New! - The Arts and Sciences IV Collection]
Archive of over 1,900 major journals in the humanities, social sciences, business, education, area studies, mathematics and statistics, and much more. Funding for the acquisition of the JSTOR Arts and Sciences V, VI, VIII, and IX Collections was provided by a generous gift from the Student Government Association. [18th Century - Present]
 
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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. The database provides abstracts and - where available - links to the full-text of journal articles, plus citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 publications, and it also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations. [1973 - Present]
 
Literary Reference Center
  Full-text literary reference database contains over 27,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; over 140,000 author biographies; over 569,000 book reviews; the text of 57,000 classic/contemporary poems and 14,500 classic/contemporary short stories; 4,700 author interviews; and over 7,100 classic literary texts. The database also contains full-text reference content from a number of literature encyclopedias.
 
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Literature Resource Center
  Full-text database covering over 135,000 authors, with detailed biographical, bibliographical and contextual information about authors' lives and works. Also includes over 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from over 390 scholarly journals and literary magazines, more than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from the database publisher's many compilations of literary criticism, plus author interviews, links to web sites, and more. [Date coverage varies]
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MLA Directory of Periodicals
 
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MLA International Bibliography
  The MLA International Bibliography is a bibliographic database to journal articles, books, and dissertations relating to all forms of human communication. Coverage includes literature from all over the world - Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. The database currently contains over 2 million records back to 1926 and covers over 4,400 journals. Links to full-text articles are provided in the database where these are available. [1926 - present]
 
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NJVID (New Jersey Digital Video Repository)
  NJVID provides access to hundreds of educational streaming video titles that can be viewed online, by members of the William Paterson University community (faculty, staff and students). Videos are available from multiple vendors, and include the entire Intelecom collection of video clips from a variety of disciplines (Sociology, Psychology, Health, etc.). Use your WPUNJ username and password to access these videos.
 
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Oxford Art Online
  VALE Database
Oxford Music Online
  VALE Database
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PBS VIDEOindex Online
  Web index to over 300 PBS videos in our collection. Select "Search" or "Browse" from the opening screen to use it.
Philosopher's Index
  Comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research in philosophy contains more than 450,000 records drawn from over 680 journals, originating from more than 50 countries. The literature coverage dates back to 1940 and includes print and electronic journals, books, anthologies, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews. The Philosopher's Index covers scholarly research in all major areas of philosophy. [1940 - Present]
 
Project Muse
  Full-text access to 24 scholarly journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in the humanities and social sciences.
ProQuest Central
  ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary database indexing over 14,000 publications, the majority of them available in full text. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences, and more. The publications include over 6,500 scholarly journals, over 3,600 trade publications, over 2,000 magazines and newspapers, and over 800 industry reports, plus dissertations and theses, company annual reports, and videos.
 
ProQuest Digital Microfilm (Barron's, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal)
  ProQuest Digital Microfilm offers high-quality, cover-to-cover page images from Barron's, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, including all graphics, advertisements and other features from the print editions. Although the database does not support searching of any kind, it can be used in conjunction with other databases that index Barron's, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal so you can obtain the citation information needed to view a specific page image. Our subscription to ProQuest Digital Microfilm currently provides the backfiles of Barron's, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal to January 2008. [2008 - Present]
ProQuest Newsstand
  ProQuest Newsstand offers full-text news from over 1,280 sources, including domestic and foreign newspapers, wire services, magazines, trade publications, and blogs. Over 50 of the highest-circulation newspapers in the United States are included in the database, including such key titles as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News, the Denver Post, and many others.
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Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature Retrospective, 1890-1982
  Access to citations from over 3 million articles from approximately 375 leading magazines spanning the period from 1890 to 1982. Includes articles from the most widely read popular periodicals of the day, journals of news and opinion, and a selection of research publications. [1890 - 1982]
 
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RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) Abstracts of Music Literature
  Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, this comprehensive music bibliography features citations, abstracts and subject indexing to the literature of music. Coverage spans 1967 to the present, and the database is updated monthly. RILM covers articles in over 11,000 journals, many of which are not specifically devoted to music. RILM includes over 700,000 records, and over 40,000 new records are added every year. Citations in RILM represent publications in 214 languages, originating in 155 countries. Titles of works are translated into English, and the majority of records have English abstracts. Increasingly, records also feature abstracts in the original language of publication. [1969 - present]
 
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Theses @ The William Paterson University of New Jersey
  The product of a collaboration between the Cheng Library and the University's Graduate programs, a collection of over 70 digitized master's theses is now available online through the ProQuest search interface. The majority of titles in the collection are from recent Communication Disorders and Music program graduates, but in 2010 the program is expanding to include other programs and the collection will grow as new theses are submitted for digitization. Please contact Jane Bambrick [bambrickj@wpunj.edu] if you have any questions about digital theses at WPUNJ. [2008 - Present]
 
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Urban Studies Abstracts
  Index to articles on topics in urban studies from over 190 periodicals, with links to full-text content where available. [1988 - present]
 
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World Shakespeare Bibliography
WorldCat - The OCLC Online Union Catalog (FirstSearch)
  WorldCat is the world's largest and most comprehensive union catalog, currently featuring over 271 million bibliographic records that represent more than 1 billion individual items held by participating institutions. WorldCat includes records for books, videos, serial publications, articles, recorded books and music, electronic books, sheet music, genealogical references, cultural artifacts, digital objects, Web sites and much more. The cataloged works span thousands of years and nearly every form of human expression, with materials in over 470 languages from 112 countries and territories.
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