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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
Academic Writer

Designed to support teaching and learning of academic writing in APA style, it features full integration of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association® and hundreds of learning objects, including instructional videos, quizzes, samples, and more.

Research Tools
Alexander Street Press Databases

It offers access and cross search of resources from Art and Architecture in Video, Asian Film Online, BroadwayHD Collection, Dance Online: Dance in Video, Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection, Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library, Film Scripts Online, Filmakers Library Online, Music Online: Classical Music in Video, Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Music Online: Opera in Video, The BBC Video Collection, and Theatre in Video.

E-Videos
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.

E-Plays
American Film Institute Catalog

Compiled by specialist researchers at the American Film Institute (AFI), it is an 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.

E-Videos
Artfilms-Digital

Streaming educational videos from artists and producers in different countries. The contents include masterclasses, documentaries, interviews, workshops and more, covering a range of subject areas, including Dance, Design/Fashion, Film/Cinema, Media/Television, Music, Performance Art, Theatre, etc.

E-Videos
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 over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia, including globalization, social and political unrest, and cultural and sexual identity.  Such themes are central to any meaningful discussion of contemporary Asian culture and society.

E-Videos
Asian Traditional Theatre & Dance

This online reference indexes vastly illustrated web-based material focusing on the Asian theatre and dance traditions, and serves as an encyclopedia of names and terms related to the Asian performing arts.

Note: Copyright owned by Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Online References
AudioMiner

Provides access to 282,270 sound effect files and 45,300 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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BabelScores

BabelScores is a constantly growing collection of contemporary music scores and recordings. It covers more than 2,500 pieces of works by about 300 worldwide songwriters of the past few decades, including some previously unpublished productions of emergent young composers.

 

E-Scores
BBC Sound Effects

Provides over 16,000 BBC Sound Effects in WAV format which can be downloaded for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the RemArc Licence.

Note: Copyright owned by BBC.

Online Music and Sound Effect Libraries
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.

E-Videos
Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

It offers live and on-demand HD videos of concerts, symphonies and vocal works by famous composers, performed by the finest conductors and soloists with the Berliner Philharmoniker. There are also artist interviews, feature-length documentaries and insightful concert introductions from the Berliner Philharmoniker’s programme books.

 

Registration is required for access to the subscribed contents on desktop and mobile app for iOS and Android devices which enables storing video content on your device for offline viewing. You can create an account at the registration page.

E-Videos
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
BroadwayHD Collection

BroadwayHD Collection includes recordings of premium performances of plays and musicals from the New York theatre scene.  It allows users to watch and learn from writers, directors, and actors recognized by the Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize®. It is an invaluable resource for students majoring in performing arts, theatre, drama, dance, music, and literature.

E-Videos

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Chronicle of Higher Education (Online)

An online edition of the US news source for higher education. It contains in-depth articles about current issues faced by universities dating back to 1989. In addition to data from the annual Almanac of Higher Education, including demographics, enrollment, faculty salaries, tuition fees, etc., it also includes analysis on the latest enrollment trends and statistics, The Chronicle Review weekly magazine, special reports, and more.

E-News
Classical Music in Video

Name changed to Music Online: Classical Music in Video.

E-Videos
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.

E-Scores

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Dance in Video

Provides 900 hours of video content covering the 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies. The diverse content supports a wide range of courses, from dance history and dance appreciation to choreography, dance composition, and improvisation.

E-Videos
Dance Online: Dance Studies Collection

Presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through curated primary and secondary full-text materials, including photographs, correspondence, magazines, dance notation, and reference materials, supporting informed performance, pedagogy, and scholarship in dance.

Online References
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.

E-Videos
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.

E-Videos

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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.

E-Books
EBSCOhost Databases

A gateway to EBSCOhost databases, including Academic Search Elite, EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text, Music Index, and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

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. 

Dictionaries & Encyclopedia
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.

E-Plays

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Fashion Studies Online: The Videofashion Library

It is a streaming video collection which captures more than 1,200 hours of worldwide fashion shows, designer profiles, interviews with designers, and more.  It focuses on topics like history of clothing, careers in fashion, marketing and merchandising with coverage from behind-the-scenes work to end products of various designers and labels.

E-Videos
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

A comprehensive bibliographic and full-text 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 journals and 100 books.

Online References
Film Scripts Online. Vol. I

It is a full-text searchable collection of more than 1,000 American feature screenplays from the silent era to the present.  Different versions of scripts are available, including draft scripts, shooting scripts, and continuity scripts.  With detailed information on the scenes, characters, and people relevant to the scripts, this database is a valuable reference resource for film studies, writing, drama, theatre, and other subject areas.

E-Books
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.

E-Videos

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Gale eBooks

A digital collection of electronic books and reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, allowing users to search, browse and download the PDF online, and to listen to the articles with the text-to-speech function.

E-Books
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Name changed to Gale eBooks.

E-Books
Guardian, The

Access to full-text articles in The Guardian (1992 to present) and The Observer (1995 to present). The contents include UK news, international and financial news, comment, editorials, obituaries, and other sections of the paper, such as Sport, Lifestyle, as well as Film, Music, Stage and Television & Radio under Culture.

E-News

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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

Contains full text of more than 170 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

Name changed to Music Periodicals Database.

Online References
International Index to Performing Arts Full Text

Name changed to Performing Arts Periodicals Database.

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 wide 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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Live Design Sessions On Demand

A leading electronic resource for live event production technology. It offers regularly updated video content captured at Live Design International (LDI), the Live Design Master Classes, and other live training and networking events, in which international industry professionals share information on design, programming, and technology in lighting, sound, staging, and projection. 

Note: Copyright owned by Live Design. Please register an account for free to watch the videos.

E-Videos

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MasterClass

It provides online classes in a wide range of subjects like acting, directing, filmmaking, music production, and screenwriting. Each class includes video lessons, and downloadable workbooks with assignments which are available on the web and mobile app.

Note: Login is required for access to the classes. Please find the login information at the Login for Databases page.

E-Videos
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.  

E-Videos
Met Opera on Demand: Student Access

Met Opera on Demand: Student Access allows staff and students to access more than 600 full-length Met performances, including stunning HD videos from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, classic telecasts from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, and hundreds of radio broadcasts dating back to 1935. 

E-Videos
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 Online: Classical Music in Video

Contains over 1,500 classical music performances, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances as well as masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.

E-Videos
Music Online: Opera in Video

Contains more than 200 opera performances captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's leading performers, conductors, and opera houses.

E-Videos
Music Periodicals Database

It provides indexes and abstracts of more than 425 international music periodicals, as well as full text for around 140 scholarly and popular music journals. It covers nearly all aspects of music, including music education, performance, composition, theory, and ethnomusicology, on a diverse array of musical genres, such as hip-hop and rap.

Online References

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Naxos Music Library

It offers streaming access to more than 143,090 CDs with more than 2,217,500 classical music tracks from different record labels, such as Naxos, Marco Polo, and Warner Classics.

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.

Language Learning Courses
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.

E-News

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Opera in Video

Name changed to Music online: Opera in video.

E-Videos
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.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedia

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Performing Arts Periodicals Database

This database offers indexes and abstracts of more than 390 performing arts periodicals, of which 160 are full text. Subject coverage includes dance, drama, film, television, theater, music and more.

Online References
ProQuest Databases

A gateway to ProQuest databases, including American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, Ebook Central, Music Periodicals Database‎ (formerly International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text), Performing Arts Periodicals Database (formerly International Index to Performing Arts Full Text)‎, and The Guardian‎.

Online References
ProQuest Ebook Central

Provides full text of more than 8,500 academic eBooks on Music, Film and Arts from leading publishers.

E-Books

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RefWorks

A web-based software that helps you to store, organize, and share bibliographic information. There are two add-ons downloadable on different versions of Microsoft Word to facilitate formatting in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies in any style of your choice, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.

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

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Screen Studies

Comprises a collection of contemporary screenplays, critical and contextual eBooks on film, providing practical instruction and insights from experienced practitioners on the art of screenwriting, film and TV production, animation techniques, and documentary filmmaking.

Note: Registration for personal accounts is not supported on this platform.

E-Books
South China Morning Post

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

E-News
South China Morning Post - ePaper edition

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

E-News

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Theatre in Video

Contains 250 world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries.  In addition, 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, etc.

E-Videos
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.

E-Plays

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VeriGuide

A text similarity detection system which helps to promote academic honesty.

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.

E-News

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華藝線上圖書館
Airiti Library

It offers full-text articles from academic journals in the discipline of Humanities. Subject coverage includes Art, Chinese Literature, Philosophy and more. Majority of the periodicals are published in Taiwan. Others are from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and other countries.

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 Art 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 Journals Full-text Database

Offers full-text access to academic journals published in China. Subjects include Music, Dance, Drama, Theatre, Film, Culture, Philosophy, and more.

Journal Articles
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.

Dissertations & Theses
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.

Dissertations & Theses
中華數字書苑
China Digital Library

A collection of Chinese e-books, including 33 yearbooks and over 5,000 e-books on education, liberal art studies, culture and social science.

E-Books
文化長河-大地行
Cultural Heritage-The Land

RTHK’s TV Programme focusing on the geographical beauty of mainland China. A series of 8 episodes of cultural documentary, including “The Sands of Time”, “Land of Fire and Ice”, “A Floating Wonderland”, “Mirrors in the Highlands”, “The Fantastic Canyon”, “Dancing with the Rainforest”, “People of Mount Danxia”, and “Water as Vast as the Sky”.

Note: Copyright owned by RTHK.

E-Videos
華藝電子書
iRead eBooks

Full text of 176 Chinese eBooks in the Library Collections can be accessed online on desktop only. Other eBooks on the platform, which cover various subject areas, such as Drama & Theatre Arts, Photography, Sports, Fitness, and Traveling, are available for preview. You are welcome to make recommendations to the Libraries for acquisition.

E-Books
萬芳視頻數據庫
Wanfang Video Collection

The contents include historical and geographical documentaries, interviews with reputable scholars, TV seminars offered by Phoenix TV, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), and CCTV, etc.  Subject coverage includes humanities, economy, technology and philosophy.

Note: Recommended browser: Firefox

E-Videos

By Subject


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
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

Contains full text of more than 170 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 wide 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
MasterClass

It provides online classes in a wide range of subjects like acting, directing, filmmaking, music production, and screenwriting. Each class includes video lessons, and downloadable workbooks with assignments which are available on the web and mobile app.

Note: Login is required for access to the classes. Please find the login information at the Login for Databases page.

E-Videos
ProQuest Ebook Central

Provides full text of more than 8,500 academic eBooks on Music, Film and Arts from leading publishers.

E-Books
中國民間美術館
Chinese Folk Art 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
文化長河-大地行
Cultural Heritage-The Land

RTHK’s TV Programme focusing on the geographical beauty of mainland China. A series of 8 episodes of cultural documentary, including “The Sands of Time”, “Land of Fire and Ice”, “A Floating Wonderland”, “Mirrors in the Highlands”, “The Fantastic Canyon”, “Dancing with the Rainforest”, “People of Mount Danxia”, and “Water as Vast as the Sky”.

Note: Copyright owned by RTHK.

E-Videos

By Type


Dictionaries & Encyclopedia

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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. 

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.

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.