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Databases by Subject

Dance

  • Contains a very large collection of the Alexander Street Press streaming video, including topics in history, art, international studies, dance, theater, and more.

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  • This aggregated database provides access to all of KU’s Alexander Street Press collections.  Video, audio, and text covering a wide variety of subject matters are included.  In addition to contemporary sources, this database contains significant amounts of primary sources. 

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  •  Provides 900 hours of video content covering the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies.

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  • A streaming video database of theater productions, including Shakespeare, classics, musical theater, dance, opera, and recent British productions, 

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  • A basic resource for research in the fields of theatre and dance.  Indexes more than 170 full-text journals and more than 360 full-text books.

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  • Provides an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. (Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.)

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  • Provides indexing, abstracts, and selected full-text from many sources, covering film, theater, dance, stagecraft, television, and more. Full-text ranges from 1864 to the present.

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Temporary COVID-19 Access

Due to the impact of COVID-19, a number of publishers are providing expanded access to online content on a temporary basis.

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