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When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Tony Lewis.
Contains hundreds of hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
Streaming audio of hard-to-find music recordings from independent record labels and archives, such as New World Records and Composers Recordings, Inc. Covers a wide range of genres of American music. Also provides complete and original liner notes and essays.
Provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Building a national preserve of documentary films about American folk or roots culture. Produced by independent filmmakers, these hard-to-find films give voice to the arts and experience of diverse American groups.
Digital library that archives texts, audio, music, moving images, software, videos/films, and web pages from the Internet for researchers, historians, and scholars, as well as the general public. Also provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.
Streaming audio repository for jazz music, broadly defined. Genres include bebop, acid jazz, big band music, and range from folk to reggae to gospel to bossa nova and many more. Searchable by performer, composer, genre, and song or album title. New content is added on a regular basis.
An on-demand video streaming service for libraries and other educational institutions, specializing in feature-length films and documentaries.
Cross-searchable platform for music databases that includes The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, African American Music Reference, Classical Music Reference, Classical Scores Library, and more. Contains thousands of books, scores, and audio and video recordings.
Streaming music service primarily for the genres of classical music, contemporary jazz, and world/folk, with New Age, pop/rock, and Chinese orchestral music represented as well.
Includes mobile app for iPhone and Android. To use this app:
- Download the app from your respective store.
- If you have a Student/Faculty Playlist account, your email address and password will also act as your login credentials for the NML mobile apps.
- If you do not have a Student/Faculty Playlist account, sign up here.
- Complete the registration process by clicking the activation link in your email.
- The email address and password you assign will act as your login credentials for the NML mobile apps.
Fully searchable streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts, and documentaries. Includes nearly 2,000 customizable full-length videos with subtitles available in multiple languages.
Search for user-created videos.
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= Video files
= Audio files
= Scholarly articles
= Quantitative data
= Highly recommended
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