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Electronic Research Databases

Print Indexes

Finding Journals

Style Guide

Library of Congress Classification System

Web Sites of Interest


Electronic Research Databases

LexisNexis Academic (Link to Database –On-campus/Off-campus) - Full-text information from national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789...

Ethnic NewsWatch (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press...Coverage begins in 1990.

Academic Search Elite (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) Full text for over 2,050 publications...1,500 peer-reviewed journals...social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more.

Biography Resource Center (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Biographies and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.

Business Source Elite (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Full text for 1,133 scholarly business journals, including 500 peer-reviewed business publications...back to 1985.

CountryWatch (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world…key sets of political, economic, and business information, daily news and data.

CQ Researcher (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Covers social, economic, political, and environmental issues...

Facts On File Facts.com (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Reference resources to answer questions about events, issues, statistics and people. World News Digest, Today's Science, and Issues & Controversies.                

SYBWorld (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus)- Current and reliable source of political, economic and social information.

The New York Times – Historical Collection (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Full-image archive...full-page and article images in downloadable PDF...history as it was reported by the nation’s leading newspaper with: complete coverage from 1851-2001; display and classified ads; comics and cartoons; photos, maps, graphics, etc; editorials and commentary.

New York Times (Current 5 Years) (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - Most recent edition to the past five years in full text.

AI3 .N5 - Nineteenth century readers' guide to periodical literature, 1890-1899 - Location: Index area

AI3 .R28- Readers' guide to periodical literature – Location: Vol 1 (1900) - 55 (1995) – Index Area

Z7164 .E2 P97 - PAIS international in print /Public Affairs Information Service – Location: Vol. 1991 to 1998 – Index Area

Z7163 .P97 - PAIS bulletin (Annual) /Public Affairs Information Service – Location: Vol. 61 to 77 – Index Area


Finding Journals

Guide to Periodicals & Periodical Articles.

Use the Library’s Journals A to Z List to search and find full text within the library’s collection.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals – Media & Communication "Free full text, quality controlled ... scholarly journals."


Style Guide

Visit the ARC - Academic Resource Center for more information on documentation and plagiarism.

Visit Knight Cite, a project of Heckman Library at Calvin College - this is a citation creation tool.

Visit bibme, an online bibliography maker for help with APA, Chicago, MLA citation styles.

Z253 .U5 C5 2003- The Chicago manual of style – Location: Circulation Desk

PE1408 .H11 W95 - A writer's reference/Diana Hacker - Location: Circulation Desk


Library of Congress Classification System – LC Subject

P87-96 Communication. Mass media

P94.7 Interpersonal communication

P95-95.6 Oral communication. Speech

PN1990-1992.92 Broadcasting

PN1991-1991.9 Radio broadcasts

PN1992-1992.92 Television broadcasts

PN1992.93-19 92.95 Non broadcast video recordings


Web Sites of Interest

American Radio Works – "Public radio's largest documentary production unit; it creates documentaries, series projects, and investigative reports for the public radio system and the Internet."

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. – "Grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting."

Local TV News Media Project – "The project is concerned with local television news content and its impact on the public's perception of their world."

NewsWatch.org  Media watchdog site.

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press – "Regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and...polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes."

STATS – "Check out the facts and figures behind the news…"

Television Production – "A free, professional-level course in studio and field production."

Voice of America – "Broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week."

Electronic Research Databases

Finding Journals

Style Guide

Library of Congress Classification System

Web Sites of Interest


Electronic Research Databases

Oxford Art Online (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Online access to Grove Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art.

Oxford Music Online (Link to Database – On-campus/Off-campus) - Online access to Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music, and Oxford Companion to Music.

Classical Music Library (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - Searchable classical music resource - a comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings that users can listen to on the internet. The audio selections are cross-referenced to a database of supplementary reference information.
Naxos Music Library (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - Online classical music library.

ARTstor (Link to Database – On-campus) - Curated collections of art images...approximately 300,000 digital images and associated catalog data.

New York Times (Current 5 Years) (Link to Database - On-campus/Off-campus) - Most recent edition to the past five years in full text.

Guide to Periodicals & Periodical Articles.

Use the Library’s Journals A to Z List to search and find full text within the library’s collection.

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals – Arts and Architecture "Free full text, quality controlled ... scholarly journals."


Style Guide

Visit the ARC - Academic Resource Center, for more information on documentation and plagiarism.

Visit Knight Cite, a project of Heckman Library at Calvin College - this is a citation creation tool.

Visit bibme, an online bibliography maker for help with APA, Chicago, or MLA citation styles.

PE1408 .H11 W95 - A writer's reference/Diana Hacker - Location - Circulation Desk


Library of Congress Classification System – LC Subject

PN1560-1590 The performing arts. Show business

PN1585-1589 Centers for the performing arts

PN1600-3307 Drama

PN1635-1650 Relation to, and treatment of, special subjects

PN1660-1693 Technique of dramatic composition

PN1720-1861 History

PN1865-1988 Special types

PN1990-1992.92 Broadcasting

PN1991-1991.9 Radio broadcasts

PN1992-1992.92 Television broadcasts

PN1992.93-19 92.95 Non broadcast video recordings

PN1993-1999 Motion pictures

PN1997-1997.85 Plays, scenarios, etc.

PN2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The theater

PN2061-2071 Art of acting

PN2085-2091 The stage and accessories

PN2131-2193 By period

PN2131-2145 Ancient

PN2152-2160 Medieval

PN2171-2179 Renaissance

PN2181-2193 Modern

PN2219.3-3030 Special regions or countries

PN3035 The Jewish theater

PN3151-3171 Amateur theater

PN3175-3191 College and school theatricals

PN3203-3299 Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc.
 

Web Sites of Interest

Textiles & Apparel: Cornell Costume Collection  "Online gallery featuring highlights of the Collection... visit the fully searchable online Catalogue Database."

Performing Arts in America 1875 -1923 - "Visual and audio images drawn from the extensive archival collections..."

American Variety Stage - "Multimedia anthology... vaudeville,...1870-1920...334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings."

The Development of Scenic Spectacle - "A site devoted to the study of renaissance and baroque theatrical spectacle."

Internet Broadway Database - "Archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics."


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