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Academic Search Complete

scholarly and peer-reviewed journals - a good choice for most topics

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MasterFILE Complete & MasterFile Reference eBook Collection

business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more, plus reference books, primary source documents, biographies, & image collection

Newspaper Source Plus

full-text for 6 national newspapers (including The San Francisco Chronicle), many international newspapers plus selected full-text from many regional newspapers and selected TV & radio news transcripts

Watch Films - Drama

Drama Online - The National Theatre Collection

Filmed performances of 30 enduring classics, including comedies, Shakespeare, literary adaptations, ancient Greek tragedies, and modern classics.

Drama Online - The Hollow Crown

An all-star cast performs several of Shakespeare's History plays documenting key decades of British dynastic history: Richard II, Henry IV in two parts, Henry V, Henry VI in two parts and Richard III.

Performing Arts - Kanopy

Documentaries and feature films about theatrical productions, behind the scenes, biographies of notable actors, Shakespeare, and more.

Drama & Theater - Films On Demand

Watch acclaimed documentaries and educational programs about playwriting & plays, production & design, and voice, movement, and acting.

Drama - Academic Video Online (AVON)

Educational programs from well-known producers like PBS, BBC, and History.

Internet Resources - Drama

PBS Great Performances Series

This PBS series is dedicated to showcasing the performing arts including opera, dance, theater and musical performances. Watch productions from the The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway musicals and symphony orchestras online for free.

Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center

Victoria & Albert Museum's Theatre Collections

The Victoria and Albert Museum's national collection of materials related to performance in the UK since Shakespeare's day, covering drama, dance, musical theatre, circus, music hall, rock and pop, and other forms of live entertainment.

Performing Arts Collections - Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has an unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials. Users can find digitized items from the collections; presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays; databases for performing arts resources; and more.

Actors' Equity

Dramatists Guild

Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas


SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.

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