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New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Provides access to more than 16,000 e-books in diverse subject areas including Biology, Business, Classical Studies, Economics, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religion, and Sociology. Coverage: 2001-2022, excludes partner (non-Oxford) university press content. Full text.
Covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup. Includes books and periodicals, archival material, and instructional videos covering design concepts for a broad range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music. Coverage: Contains primary sources. Full text. Trial available through April 24, 2020.
Provides access to nearly every issue of the entertainment news sources Variety Magazine and Daily Variety. Includes articles, ads, front pages, and back covers. Coverage: March 1906 - Present, contains primary sources. Full text. Extended trial available through December 31, 2020.