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Academic Search Elite

This database provides full text of more than 2,100 journals covering the performing arts, communication, social sciences, humanities, multi-cultural studies and education. 

Online References
Alexander Street Press Databases

It offers access and cross search of online videos from 'Asian Film Online', 'Classical Music in Video', 'Dance in Video. Volume I', 'Dance in Video. Volume II', 'Filmakers Library Online', 'Opera in Video', 'Theatre in Video' and electronic scores from 'Classical Scores Library. Volume I', 'Classical Scores Library. Volume II' and 'Classical Scores Library. Volume III'.

Online Video
American Drama 1714-1915

Contains more than 1,500 dramatic works from the early 18th century up to the beginning of the 20th century written by American dramatists.

Electronic Plays
American Film Institute Catalog

Complied by specialist researchers at the American Film Institute (AFI), it is the authoritative database of American film information and the history of American cinema from 1893 to 1975, with additional records for major films from 1976 onwards.

Online References
Art and Architecture in Video

It is an online streaming film collection, delivers over 600 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the art history, theory and applied topics on architectural and graphic design. The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary art.

Online Video
ARTstor

A digital library of 1.5 million images in the areas of arts, architecture, humanities and science contributed from museums, libraries and photo archives. The images can be used for classroom instruction and related activities such as educational presentation and student assignments, etc.

Images
Asian Film Online

It offers access to 600 feature length films, documentaries and short films.  More than 60% of the films are award winners.  24 countries with a strong concentration on China, India, Iran, South Korea and Southeast Asia are represented.

Online Video
Asian Film Online: Volume II

Volume II is the follow up to the Asian Film Online including a range of feature length films, documentaries and short films.  The second volume features works from 70 countries across Asia, including more in-depth coverage of Turkey, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.

Online Video
Asian Traditional Theatre & Dance

An online reference published by Theatre Academy Helsinki in 2010, indexes vastly illustrated web-based material focusing on the Asian theatre and dance traditions. It also serves as an encyclopedia of names and terms related to the Asian performing arts.

Online References
AudioMiner

Provides access to 282,000 sound effect files and 44,000 production music tracks from recognized audio publishers. Staff and student of the Academy are welcome to search, sample and download audio files for synchorization into works for educational purpose.

Online Music and Sound Effect Libraries

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BBC Video Collection

The BBC Video Collection combines 700 of the most-viewed BBC films and documentaries. Topics in the collection span multiple subjects, such as history, science, business, art, music, health and more.

Online Video
Britannica Image Quest

Provides access to more than 2 million rights cleared digital images for non-commercial and educational use. The quality images come from the world leading museums and respected image libraries. 

Images

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Chronicle of Higher Education (Online)

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.  

Electronic News
Classical Music in Video

A searchable database containing 1,000 hours of 1,500 classical music performances including classical music and major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances as well as master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world.

Online Video
Classical Scores Library. Volume I, II, III & IV

It is a series of four volumes and contains the most important classical music scores, including full, study, piano, and vocal scores, from medieval to contemporary. It provides textual searching by various criteria, including composers, genres, instruments and time periods.

Electronic Scores

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Dance in Video. Volume I

Contains 500 hours video of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover all aspects of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

Online Video
Dance in Video. Volume II

It has coverage of new choreographers and dance companies, as well as new instructional materials on core techniques in dance and a focus on world dance. The diverse content supports a wide range of courses, from dance history and dance appreciation to choreography, dance composition and improvisation.

Online Video
Digital Theatre Plus

It provides leading British theatre productions of Shakespeare plays, modern dramas, musicals as well as learning resources and exclusive interviews with some of the best-known directors, actors and producers.

Online Video
Drama Online

Drama Online provides easy access to over 1,500 play texts and over 80 hours of video from leading theatre publishers and companies including Shakespeare’s Globe.

Online Video

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Ebrary Humanities - MusicFilmArt Collection

Provides full-text of 6,000 recently-published books from selected academic and commercial publishers in the subject areas of Music, Film and Arts Collection.

Electronic Books
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Offers cross-searchable access to a multidisciplinary library of over 4,500 high quality e-books. Subjects vary from humanities and social sciences to arts and performances.

Electronic Books
EBSCOhost Databases

A gateway to EBSCOhost databases, which includes 'Academic Search Elite', 'EBSCO eBook Academic Collection', 'Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text', 'International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text' and 'Music Index'.

Online References
Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Complete collections of Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. It contains a gateway to more than 75,000 articles, 75,000 definitions, 10,000 illustrations including photographs, drawings, maps and flags and 166,000 links to web sites. 

Online References
English Drama

A combination of 4,000 English plays in verse and prose by 1,200 authors from the late 13th to early 20th centuries.

Electronic Plays

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Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Searchable database covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects and reviews. It also abstracts and indexes over 380 publications, and provides full text for more than 120 scholarly journals and 100 books.

Online References
Filmakers Library Online

Provides a streaming video collection of more than 900 award-winning documentaries about human rights, globalization and global studies, current affairs, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Online Video

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

It is a digital collection of electronic books and reference titles for multi-disciplinary research. The collection encompasses a wide variety of subject areas.  Users can search, browse and download the PDF online.  It offers text-to-speech function and allows users to listen to the article.

Electronic Books

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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

Contains full text of more than 140 journal titles and citations  of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries.

Online References
International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text

It provides indexes and abstracts of more than 470 international music periodicals as well as full text for over 150 scholarly and popular music journals. It covers nearly all aspects of music education, performance studies, composition, theory and ethnomusicology to hip-hop, rap and all forms of popular music.

Online References
International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) Full Text

This database provides indexes and abstracts of more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals including American Cinematographer, Dance Chronicle, Film Criticism, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Puppetry Journal, etc.

Online References
IPA Source: Transcriptions and Literal Translations of Songs and Arias

IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts with over 7561 texts including 1347 aria texts.

Online References

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JSTOR. Arts & Sciences III Collection

A gateway to over 220 journal titles covering a wider range of subjects including languages, dance, music, film studies, performing arts, religion and architecture. Also includes additional interdisciplinary titles in folklore, feminist & women's studies.

Online References

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Medici.tv

Medici.tv is an online video collection of 1,500 videos in concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, artist profiles and educational programmes.  It also provides access to more than 100 live concerts each year, in partnership with the greatest artists, orchestras and international musical institutions.  

Online Video
Music Index Online

Offers access to more than 850 international music periodicals from 40 countries, covering every aspect of the classical and popular world of music. It cites book reviews, obituaries, news periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians, and the music industry span from 1976 onwards.

Online References
Music-In-Print-Series

Provides a collection of music scores in print with publisher and pricing information. Contains instrumentation and arrangement information of printed music which covers aspects of scared choral music, classical vocal, orchestral, string, woodwind, organ and piano music in print.

Online References

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Naxos Music Library

A comprehensive collection of classical music with over 1,311,000 tracks equivalents to more than 91,000 CDs including the entire Naxos, Marco Polo Catalogues and other music labels.

Online Music and Sound Effect Libraries
NetLanguages IELTS Preparation Course

Consists of six modules of introduction, listening, reading, writing, speaking and practice test for preparing the IELTS Examination.

Online References
New York Times

New York Times provides articles of updated news, videos, photos and learning resources. “The Learning Network” is a special feature offered by The New York Times which highlights rich and imaginative materials for teaching and learning: lesson plan, student opinion and news quiz.

Electronic News

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Opera in Video

Contains more than 250 opera performances captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's leading performers, conductors, and opera houses.

Online Video
Oxford Art Online

Offers access to Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. These works can be searched individually or simultaneously within the Oxford Art Online platform. 

Online References
Oxford English Dictionary

Provides the complete text of the printed version of Oxford English Dictionary, containing obsolete old English words, as well as the broadest possible range of general and specialist vocabulary. 

Online References
Oxford Music Online

A gateway to The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music. These works can be searched individually or simultaneously within the Oxford Music Online platform. Covers musical subjects of all kinds including information on composers, performers, conductors, musical terms and forms, instruments, works, venues, and more. 

Online References
Oxford Reference Online

A cross search platform that provides full-text access to more than 100 titles from Oxford University Press. The collection includes subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, and reference works in more than 20 subject areas.

Online References

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ProQuest Databases

A gateway to ProQuest databases, which includes 'Ebrary', 'International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text‎', 'International Index to Performing Arts Full Text‎' and 'RILM Abstracts of Music Literature‎'.

Online References

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RefWorks

A web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool, designed to help students to gather, manage, store and share bibliographic information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Research Tools
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Provides abstracts and indexes of music publications from 151 countries in 214 languages. It is a music bibliography featuring over 600,000 records on traditional music, popular music, and classical music. Coverage begins in 1967 with Conference Proceedings dating back to 1835.

Online References
Routledge Performance Archive

A searchable, cross-referenced and constantly growing online collection currently provides over 40 hours of audio-visual material in the study and practice of theatre and performance.

Online Video

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South China Morning Post

Electronic version of Hong Kong's leading English-language daily newspaper.

Electronic News
South China Morning Post - ePaper edition

Electronic paper version of Hong Kong's leading English-language daily newspaper.

Electronic News

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Theatre in Video. Volume I

Contains videos of more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries.

Online Video
Theatre in Video. Volume II

Volume II is the follow up to the Theatre in Video with a greater focus on contemporary and international productions.  It features 400 hours of classic and contemporary plays and documentaries from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group, including highly valued and often difficult-to-find performances.

Online Video
Twentieth Century Drama

Includes 2,500 English plays covering the history of modern drama from the 1890s to the present day with full range of dramatic styles, genres and traditions. It also contains copyright texts unavailable elsewhere in electronic form, including many out-of-print works.

Electronic Plays

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VeriGuide

A text similarity detection system to help prevent plagiarism.

Research Tools

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WiseNews

Provides access to content from newspapers, magazines, journals and newswires published in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and some other parts of the world. Full-text articles from most major newspapers in Hong Kong are included.

Electronic News

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中文電子期刊服務
Chinese Electronic Periodical Services

An online database in Taiwan which offers full-text periodicals published in China and Taiwan.

Online References
中國工具書網絡出版總庫
China Reference Works Online

It collects over 3000 volumes of reference works from over 200 publishers in China including Chinese dictionary, bilingual dictionary, specialized dictionary, encyclopedia, illustrated book, atlas, biography, handbook, and so on.

Online References
中國民間美術館
Chinese Folk At Museum

It contains over 15,000 Chinese pristine art works covering folk art treasures in the forms of New Year painting, shadow play, paper-cutting art, face painting, garment, auspicious signs, etc.

Images
中國期刊全文數據庫
China Academic Journal

Offers full-text and full-image access to core academic journals published in China. Subjects include Music, Dance, Drama and the Theatre, Film, Aesthetics, Culture and Psychology.

Online References
中國博士學位論文全文數據庫
China Doctor[al] Dissertations Full-text Database

Provides doctoral dissertations of leading universities in Mainland China from 1999. The Libraries subscribe to Music, Dance, Drama, Film and Television subjects.

Online References
中國優秀碩士學位論文全文數據庫
China Master Theses Full-text Database

Provides master theses of leading universities in Mainland China from 1999. The Libraries subscribe to Music, Dance, Drama, Film and Television subjects.

Online References
中華數字書苑
China Digital Library

A collection of Chinese e-books, including 34 yearbooks, 4,900 e-books on education, liberal art studies, culture and social science.

Electronic Books
萬芳視頻數據庫
Wanfang Video Collection

It provides access to Chinese video programs offered by the Phoenix TV, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), CCTV, relating to the subjects of humanities, economy, technology and philosophy. The contents include historical or geographical documentaries, interviews with reputable scholars and TV seminars.

Online Video

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Arts

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ARTstor

A digital library of 1.5 million images in the areas of arts, architecture, humanities and science contributed from museums, libraries and photo archives. The images can be used for classroom instruction and related activities such as educational presentation and student assignments, etc.

Images
Britannica Image Quest

Provides access to more than 2 million rights cleared digital images for non-commercial and educational use. The quality images come from the world leading museums and respected image libraries. 

Images
Ebrary Humanities - MusicFilmArt Collection

Provides full-text of 6,000 recently-published books from selected academic and commercial publishers in the subject areas of Music, Film and Arts Collection.

Electronic Books
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

Contains full text of more than 140 journal titles and citations  of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries.

Online References
JSTOR. Arts & Sciences III Collection

A gateway to over 220 journal titles covering a wider range of subjects including languages, dance, music, film studies, performing arts, religion and architecture. Also includes additional interdisciplinary titles in folklore, feminist & women's studies.

Online References
Oxford Art Online

Offers access to Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. These works can be searched individually or simultaneously within the Oxford Art Online platform. 

Online References
中國民間美術館
Chinese Folk At Museum

It contains over 15,000 Chinese pristine art works covering folk art treasures in the forms of New Year painting, shadow play, paper-cutting art, face painting, garment, auspicious signs, etc.

Images

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Electronic Books

TITLE DESCRIPTION GUIDE
Ebrary Humanities - MusicFilmArt Collection

Provides full-text of 6,000 recently-published books from selected academic and commercial publishers in the subject areas of Music, Film and Arts Collection.

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Offers cross-searchable access to a multidisciplinary library of over 4,500 high quality e-books. Subjects vary from humanities and social sciences to arts and performances.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

It is a digital collection of electronic books and reference titles for multi-disciplinary research. The collection encompasses a wide variety of subject areas.  Users can search, browse and download the PDF online.  It offers text-to-speech function and allows users to listen to the article.

中華數字書苑
China Digital Library

A collection of Chinese e-books, including 34 yearbooks, 4,900 e-books on education, liberal art studies, culture and social science.