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  • Articles on artists, exhibitions, reviews, and art criticism. Includes fine, decorative and commercial art, photography, folk art, film, and architecture.
    Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from magazines published throughout the world. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as publications in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish. Art Full Text also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed maazines. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do art museums and galleries continue to show the work of the Group of Seven? I really need critical articles that I can read online.
    • Have there been any cases of first nations groups asking for artifacts back from museums?
    • Is it possible to find critical responses to the work of Sarindar Dhaliwal?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Over 100,000 art images from museums around the world rights-cleared for educational use.
    Art Museum Image Gallery includes nearly 100,000 high-quality images with a full description. Many include curatorial text, provenance data, detail or multiple views for many images, and related multimedia where available. Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works. The database includes numerous multimedia files.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need a high resolution copy of "Sheaves of Wheat " by Vincent Van Gogh for a talk I am doing.
    • What did Christo's early work look like?
    • Where would I find pictures of furniture from the 1800's?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Encyclopedia of World Dress and e-books as well as an image bank and content on world dress and fashion throughout history
    interdisciplinary and integrated text, image and journal content on world dress and fashion.

    Vendor

    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Dance productions by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century
    Dance in Video uses online streaming video to bring twentieth-century dance productions and documentaries to your computer. The collection covers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. Included are instructional videos, experimental works and other items covering a wide range of twentieth-century dance styles. Videos can be accessed by composer, choreographer, genre, performer, ensemble, and role. Other features of the database include video clip-making tools and the ability to make, annotate, and share playlists.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like to see the dance called the Lindy Hop.
    • I would like to put a clip of a Hawaiian dance in my presentation. Where can I find something like that?
    • Can I view a ballet with Margot Fonteyn dancing?

    Vendor

    • Gibson Library Connections
  • Freegal is a free music service with access to over 7 million song, Your Calgary Public Library card provides 3 free downloads per week as well as 3 hours of streaming per day.
    Freegal is a free music service fromyour library. All you need is your library card and your PIN. Freegal offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music 's catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection iscomprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DM) restrictions. Cards are limited to 3 free downloads per week and 3 hours of free streaming per day.

    Vendor

    • Library Ideas
  • Encyclopedia for jazz, classical and popular music.
    Grove Music Online contains regular revisions and additions to the content. In addition to the regular programme of revisions and new articles, Grove Music Online has grown to include The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (published in print in 1992 and online in 1999) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition (2001). Through a partnership with Sibelius notation software, over 500 of Grove's musical examples are now available in sound as well as notated examples.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What does canto mean?
    • Did Mozart write any operas?
    • I need to confirm when the opera "Peter Grimes" was written.
    • I need a list of Canadian composers and some biographical information on each one.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • OCLC
  • Thousands of movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks instantly available to borrow and stream on your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and Android 4.0+ on a Device by Device basis). Temporary downloading is also available through the hoopla app. hoopla requires the one-time creation of a user account with a valid Calgary Public Library card. Resident cardholders of the Calgary Public Library may checkout 12 items per month.
    hoopla is a digital media service through which the Calgary Public Library makes a wide selection of movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks instantly available to borrow and stream on your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and android 4.0+ devices on a Device by Device basis.)Temporary downloading is also available through the hoopla app. hoopla requires the one-time creation of a user account with a valid Calgary Public Library card. Resident cardholders of the Calgary Public Library may checkout 12 items per month. hoopla is not available on library computers. Using your desktop? Get started at www.hoopladigital.com Get the app - visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Android Hoopla is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the Calgary Public Library. Please consult the privacy policy on hoopla's website for additional information before joining.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have streaming videos?
    • Do you have streaming popular music?

    Vendor

    • hoopla
  • Full-text theatre and performing arts journal articles, books and more.
    This database comprises a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains more than 400 full-text titles, including more than 130 full-text journals and more than 270 full-text books.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Who was the first dance troupe to perform Appalachian Spring?
    • Has anyone performed the work of Bob Fosse recently?
    • Was George Ballachine a dancer and choreographer? Which of his works is performed today?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Streaming access to the Alexander Street Press databases of classical, jazz and contemporary world music, plus video, reference, and scores.
    This database allows the user access to an extensive collection of resources, including music to listen to, scores to read and print , reference material to study, videos to watch and websites to look up. There is a wide variety of music tracks ranging from classical to rock, folk to world beat, western swing to rap, hip hop to jazz. One search can provide information in a number of different formats. Users can save their finds in playlists for further study, or listen to someone else's choices-a little like programming your own radio show.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is Afro-Cuban music all about?
    • I would like to listen to Bach's suite for solo cello and study the score. Can you help me?
    • Do you have any songs about the American labor movement?

    Vendor

    • Gibson Library Connections
  • Streaming access to the largest online classical music library with jazz, world and pop/rock selections, plus educational resources.
    Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 150,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. While listening, you can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists. Playlists can be easily created for educational use or for hours of continuous enjoyment. Naxos's new releases (currently around 200 CDs per year) are continually added to ensure that the music library is always complete and up-to-date.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Is there a way to listen to a Don Thompson’s "Ask Me Later" at home?
    • I need a quick summary of Verdi’s "Madama Butterfly".
    • What is a rondo?

    Vendor

    • NAXOS
  • Streaming access to fiction and nonfiction National Film Board of Canada productions from 1917 to the present.
    online streaming service of over 2800 films, animations and media productions from the National Film Board of Canada. Launched in 2012 it is a primary resource for credible and relevant Canadian film content across a variety of subject areas. In both English and French, it offers breadth and depth. Includes animations, documentaries and shorts. Provides options for playlists, chapters, clips. Includes some interactive productions. Curriculum-based and grade level search engine

    Vendor

    • National Film Board of Canada
  • Live staged productions from the Baroque to the 20th century, plus interviews and documentaries.
    Opera in Video presents streaming online video of 250 opera performances, captured through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. The full range of operatic composition is represented, from the Baroque to the 20th century, with multiple performances of major operas. Search or browse by genre, composer, performer, ensemble, time period and role. Make, annotate, and share playlists; or use the video clip making tools.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like to watch the opera Aida.
    • I would like to compare two or more performances of Carmen.
    • Do you have any examples of Renaissance operas?

    Vendor

    • Gibson Library Connections
  • Live theatrical recordings from the 1930s through the 20th centruy.
    Theatre in Video provides the opportunity to watch online in streaming video the world's leading plays featuring notable actors, playwrights and directors as well as film documentaries. Theatre in Video shows original productions which cover a wide range of 20th century theatrical history starting from the 1930's. It also includes live television broadcasts from the 50's , revivals of classic works and experimental performances from the 60's and 70's as well as contemporary performances. You can browse by productions, documentaries, people, genre, companies, theatres and specific dates. You can also create playlists or bookmark specific scenes, monologues and staging. When complete, Theatre in Video will contain more than 350 full length plays and documentaries.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I am looking for the production of A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.
    • We are currently studying the Open Theatre of New York. Can I view any productions from this experimental theatre group?
    • I need an example of a farce written by Moliere.

    Vendor

    • Gibson Library Connections
  • American Vogue digital magazine from 1892 to the present, in full colour and fully searchable.
    A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day

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