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The Arts

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Art & Art History

Brill's New Pauly Online [Rutgers Restricted]
An encyclopaedia of the ancient world for everyday use. It also covers interest in Antiquity (the Classical Tradition) in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history.

CAMEO: Conservation & Art Material Encyclopedia Online
Includes a Materials database containing chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on historic and contemporary materials used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archaeological, and anthropological materials; a Directory of conservation-related organizations; and a repository of information on Forbes' Pigments.

Contemporary Fashion [Rutgers Restricted]
"A reference book covering individual designers and fashion houses that have been active throughout the 20th and 21st centuries." 2nd edition. A freely accessible version is also available.

Encyclopedia of African American Artists [Rutgers Restricted]
Biographical and critical information on "black artists from the African Diaspora who have worked and lived, or continue to do so, in the United States." Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent [Rutgers Restricted]
"Contains thousands of ready-to-use facts from the fields of education, psychology, sociology, and the arts. The entries cover the major facets of this field, from artistic ability, to achievement motivation, to creative personality, to emotional intelligence, gender differences, genius, intelligence testing, learning styles, minority under-representation, multiple intelligences, musical ability, prodigies, scientists, self-actualization, thinking skills, and more."

Oxford (Grove) Art Online [Rutgers Restricted]
Browse alphabetically or search for articles on all aspects of art, including biographies of artists. Includes The Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Most entries include bibliographies and links to related articles.


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Cinema, Film & Television

Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa including the former Soviet republics, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, The Maghreb, Palestine, and Turkey. Content includes history and major issues, biographical information on leading directors and actors, filmographies, and related information.

Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides cross-disciplinary coverage from the fields of psychology, education, media studies and communication, sociology, and public policy. Includes entries covering television, film, video games, the Internet and World Wide Web, magazines, music, and more. Explores complex and difficult topics such as violence, sex, rating systems and warning labels, attention deficit disorder, body image and eating disorders, popular music lyrics, advertising, digital music downloading, parental involvement, policymaking, and child development."

Encyclopedia of New Media [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents more than 250 entries that explain communication technology, multimedia, entertainment, and e-commerce within their social context."

Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural, and other mysterious phenomena. Covers the history, people, and practices related to each topic, as well as popular literature, television programs, and movies related to the subject." Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers [Rutgers Restricted]
"Features thorough coverage of legendary films, actors, actresses, directors, writers, and other production artists through detailed essays and commentary by experts. Entries include biographies, filmographies, comprehensive credits, production information, major awards, and bibliographies." Electronic version of the 4 volume 4th edition of the print resource.

Musicals101.com: The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Includes histories, bibliographies, chronologies, reviews, photo galleries, brief biographical sketches, script samples, and more, with a search option and a site map.

Toonopedia
A browsable encyclopedia of print and animated cartoons and cartoon characters, with extensive cross-referencing.


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Music / Jazz

Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music
Brief entries on musical terminology, instruments, composers, performers, and related topics.

Encyclopedia of African American Music [Rutgers Restricted]
"Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles.quot;

Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Biographical information on jazz musicians ranging from lesser known musicians to established stars and important historical figures who have contributed to the evolution of the music.

Encyclopedia of Popular Music [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The expanded Fourth Edition includes thousands of new entries on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.quot;

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes regional overviews, with surveys of musical heritage, traditions and themes, as well as descriptions of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Electronic version of the 10 volume print resource.

Oxford (Grove) Music Online [Rutgers Restricted]
Browse alphabetically or search for articles on all aspects of music, including biographies of musicians. Bibliographic citations and related links are also searchable.

Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio [Rutgers Restricted]
Electronic version of the 3 volume encyclopedia. International in scope, it spans the history of radio in major countries and regions throughout the world, tracing radio's role in the development of journalism, advertising, entertainment, propaganda, popular music, and much more.

Musicals101.com: The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Includes histories, bibliographies, chronologies, reviews, photo galleries, brief biographical sketches, script samples, and more, with a search option and a site map.

Musipedia: the Open Music Encyclopedia
A searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes. In order to make the encyclopedia searchable by melody entries may contain a bit of sheet music, a MIDI file, textual information about the work and the composer, and the Parsons Code, a rough description of the melodic contour.


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Theater and Dance

Musicals101.com: The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Includes histories, bibliographies, chronologies, reviews, photo galleries, brief biographical sketches, script samples, and more, with a search option and a site map.