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Vital Sources for the History of Arts, Film, and Music

Students can gain a contextual understanding of the evolution of the entertainment industry with resources from ProQuest. Digital archives capture the complete runs, from inception to the year 2000, of major trade and consumer magazines focused on film, broadcasting, popular music, and theater. Those studying the arts, film, and music will build a deep understanding of their area of interest through additional scholarly content including ebooks, historical newspapers, and journals. Inventive tools help pace discovery and guide development of research skills.


The Vogue Italia Archive

The complete run of Vogue Italia – one of the most influential and renowned international editions of Vogue – from its launch in 1964 to present. Vogue Italia’s appeal and influence is international, with almost half of its issues typically being sold outside of Italy.

Country Life Archive

Chronicling changing ownership of the UK’s great houses, and affairs of interest to the UK’s upper classes across the 20th century, Country Life Archive (1897 to 2005) focuses on fine art and architecture, society news, and rural living.

SIRS® Renaissance®

SIRS® Renaissance®—Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities—is a reference database that provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,500 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied by full-color images, including art reproductions, photographs, and illustrations.

Research Library Prep

Research Library Prep is an extensive online collection provides one-stop access to nearly 5,000 scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.

eLibrary® Elementary

eLibrary® Elementary tailors all the media types and search functionality of eLibrary for the young reader. Students use the colorful, graphical search interface to find the answers they need from more than 130 magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, weblinks, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies.

eLibrary® Canada

eLibrary® Canada is an affordable and easy-to-use online general reference database for Canadian K-12 schools and public libraries.

eLibrary® Curriculum Edition

eLibrary® Curriculum Edition—the ultimate easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for schools and libraries of all sizes, as well as two distinct subject-based collections: ProQuest® Learning: Literature and History Study Center™.


eLibrary®—the user-friendly general reference tool—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of user, including elementary students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards.

SIRS® Knowledge Source®

Updated daily, SIRS Knowledge Source® provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, and the arts and humanities.

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Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Primary sources for film, broadcasting, popular music and theatre, 1880-2000…

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The Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.…

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Art and Architecture Archive

Art and Architecture Archive connects researchers with searchable archives of leading trade and consumer magazines, tracing the history of photography, design, fine art, and architecture over the twentieth century.…

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A look at data collected by RefWorks starting in 2013 through the spring of 2016.

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