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The Music & Performing Arts Collection provides a cost-effective and efficient way for libraries to gain access to specialist databases for scholars and students researching music and the performing arts. The collection features scholarly and trade journals, magazines, books, newspapers, and reference works, covering a wide range of disciplines including dance, ballet, circus performance, popular music, puppetry, radio, stagecraft, theatre, classical music, and opera. The collection consists of two distinct databases:

  • Music Periodicals Database – This database supports music scholarship, theory, and practice with access to approximately 220 full-text titles and citations sourced from more than 600 music periodicals.
  • Performing Arts Periodicals Database – This database indexes around 400 scholarly and trade journals, magazines, books, and newspapers covering theater, dance, film, television, stagecraft, broadcast arts, storytelling, and more. It draws from both current files and selected backfiles to 1864 and 134 publications are included in full text.

  • Title lists demonstrate coverage of a broad range of journals including international titles which a library might often have difficulty sourcing.
  • Rich archival coverage combined with updating current file coverage provides researchers with comprehensive literature reviews.
  • Detailed, high quality records direct researchers to the most essential information using rich, authoritative indexing.
  • The collection’s many manual abstracts were created to provide the most informative, accurate descriptions of articles.

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