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Research Databases for the Extended Essay: Music

15 Apr

music

* Music Resources at Lincoln Library * 

Music Books – click here

Broadway: The American Musical is an informational website sponsored by PBS.

Musicals 101 is an online encyclopedia of musical theatre, TV and film. You have to see this website!

The Internet Broadway database is The official archival database for Broadway theatre information.

* MUSIC RESOURCES AT MultCoLib *

JSTOR

Full-text access to more than 1,400 of the most important journals published in the world, in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including the arts, language and literature, history, education, political science, and biological sciences, as well as primary sources such as letters, images, pamphlets, and plant specimens.

Music Online from Alexander Street Press

Music Online is an exciting resource for streaming audio, video and books. Save playlists of your favorites.

New York Times (1999-present)

News and current events from the New York Times newspaper from 1999 to the present date.

New York Times Historical (1851-2007)

This resource includes full-text and full-images of every page of the New York Times, cover to cover, in downloadable PDF format. It includes articles on national and international affairs, businesses, sports, New York regional news, regular columns, biographical stories and reports on science, medicine, the arts and more. It includes supplements such as the Book Review and Magazine. It also includes the complete text of all Presidential press conferences and other important speeches.

Oregonian Historical Archive

Search and view all of the Oregonian newspapers from 1861 to 1987.

Oxford Music Online

A comprehensive online music encyclopedia, featuring the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Freegal Music

Download music for free with your Multnomah County Library card. Just enter your library card number and PIN to download up to three songs per week that you can keep forever.

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library (Website)

IMSLP stands for International Music Score Library Project, a wiki-based source for public domain music scores, recordings, and information about musical works. View and print pdfs of scores and parts.

Music Index

This music database is the most complete source available for finding journal articles on music topics.

* IPL (Internet Public Library): Music *

Genres – 105 Resources

Includes blues, classical, country, folk, hip hop, rap, jazz, Latin, show tunes, soundtracks, world, and more.

* IPL — Entertainment and Leisure — Music — Performance * 

32 resources

Introduction to Reading Music

Learn about notes, clefs, rests, counting, time signatures, and more through these short, easy-to-follow lessons.

Antique Vintage Guitars

A site dedicated to vintage guitars, created by “a private collector interested in vintage instruments by Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch, Epiphone, National, Dobro, Rickenbacker, D’Angelico, Stromberg, Hofner, Danelectro, Coral, Kay made from 1920 to 1970. This includes both electric and acoustic vintage guitars.” The site has sections for each ma …

WholeNote – The On-Line Guitar Community

“WholeNote is an on-line community for guitarists. The main principle behind the development of the site was to provide tools for those that are knowledgeable to create on-line lessons from which other visitors can learn, thereby creating a collective knowledge that all can use to further their own playing, and to allow visitors to access this kno …

Accumulated Accordion Annotations

Links to all sorts of information about accordions, including general information, and a bibliography of accordion related works. Distilled from the FAQ of an accordion-related mailing list.

 Computer Music Bibliography

This is a bibliography on synthesizers, midi, computer and electronic music collected from various sources.

Electric Fiddler: Home for the electric violin player

A wealth of information for electric violin players. Features an instrument maker directory, an electric violin image directory, electric violin effects section, and details on amplification, recording, fiddle preamps and bows. Interact with other musicians through the blogs and forums.

 Making Music Magazine

Making Music Magazine provides a space for adult amateur and recreational musicians with useful resources like a list of music festivals in the USA and tips for playing music.

CHICO Instrument Encyclopedia

Based out of the University of Michigan, The Instrument Encyclopedia showcases “some of the world’s most interesting musical instruments.” The database provides users with instrument images, textual descriptions and an occasional sound file.

 Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885

“Consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.” Search by keyword or browse indexes of authors, titles, or subjects. Th …

Pianopedia

A search engine for the classical piano repertoire. Users can search by composer name and nationality, work duration, date of composition, title, key/mode and instrumentation. The site also has a French version.

electric-guitar.co.uk

A collection of guitar music and lessons primarily for the electric guitarist.

The Living Composers Project

“The Living Composers Project is a non-profit database begun in 2000, which aims to provide composers, listeners, performers, and researchers with a source of information about the music of our time.”

Choral Public Domain Library

“The largest website devoted exclusively to free choral sheet music. Begun in December 1998, the site has over 140 contributors and 3,200 scores.” Search by title or composer, or browse in the following categories: chant, medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, early-20th, or modern.

Music History 102

A Guide to Western Composers and Their Music. Experience Western musical history through information on the thirty-some odd composers chosen as representative of the great music, styles, and trends in music history.

Pianonet.com

“As the official Web site of the National Piano Foundation, PianoNet is your comprehensive guide to everything about pianos???their history, their manufacture, noted artists, important publications and more.”

Harmony Central

A well-organized guide to Internet resources for musicians, “supplying valuable information from news and product reviews, to classified ads and chat rooms,” as well as How-To articles and an article library.

Guitar Foundation of America Archives/Research

Offers online and print resources for guitar research, supplied in part from the organization’s archives. Subjects include guitar history, music scores, societies and forums and discussion groups.

Mariachi Publishing Company: Education Resources

A collection of resources for mariachi enthusiasts including articles about mariachi styles like the Son Jaliscience, the Jarabe, and the Ranchera. The site also features a brief history of the mariachi tradition, a mariachi trumpet articulation guide, violin & trumpet voicing guide,vihuela chords chart, and tuning/strum charts

Sheet Music from Canada’s Past

“This site is a source of sheet music published in Canada before 1921, selected from the National Library of Canada’s historical collection. This website currently features sheet music published before Confederation (1867) and during the era of the First World War (1914-1920), selected from the historical collection of the National Library of Canad …

Broadway.com: Broadway Buzz

Site provides “editorial coverage of theater on the web, including the latest news, interviews with actors and playwrights, opening-night coverage, original theater reviews and video features” as well as “current box office results, show synopses, credits and biographies and in-depth Tony Awards coverage.”

Dancedrummer.com

A collection of Anlo-Ewe resources including a virtual instrument museum, a performance gallery, and a section on tradition rhythms. On the Kogiri, a north Ghanain instrument, page you can “virtually” play the instrument.

Didjeridu & Traditional Music of the Top End

A site dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of traditional Arnhem land music. The included glossary of musical terms provides definitions for terms from “Aeroplane noises” to “Dja tpangarri” to”Yuta”. An additional section includes a map with links to representative audio examples for particular regions.

MBIRA

“MBIRA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public regarding traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe.” Contains information on musicians, instruments, workshops, lessons and Shona culture.

Kavals and Dzamares: End-blown Flutes of Greece and Macedonia

A history of the end-blown flutes of Greece and Macedonia. The making of kavals is depicted in a series of photos and instrument design and tunings are discussed in an appendix.

Cora Connection: The Manding Music Traditions of West Africa

Resources for the West African Mandinka kora (cora), a lute like instrument that is played in a style similar to that of a flamenco guitar. The site also includes clips of the balaphone, a marimba-like instrument and ngoni, a plucked lute.

PD Info: Public Domain Music

“A reference site to help the ordinary person identify public domain songs and public domain music… royalty free music you can use anywhere and any way you choose… performance, sing-along, film, video, advertising, business, or personal.” Includes info on copyright and public domain, an FAQ, and a song list of titles in the public domain.

Historic American Sheet Music Project

“The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3,042 pieces from the collection, published in America between 1850 and 1920.”

The Pontic Music Homepage

History and audio relating to the Greeks of Pontos who were settled mostly in Macedonia after the 1922 Treaty of Lausanne. Instruments including the kemenche, a type of lyra, and the tulum, a type of bagpipe, are discussed as well as dance forms including dipat, kochari, and serra.

The Ceolas Celtic Music Archive

Information about Celtic/Irish music, including discographies of Celtic artists and upcoming tour schedules, and information about Celtic instruments.

The Phonograph Turntable and Performance Practice in Hip Hop Music

This article by Miles White discusses the evolution of the phonographic turntable into an instrument. The site depicts the use of the turntable as an instrument with the use of both audio and video clips.

Mad Hatter’s Review

Biannual multimedia online magazine showcasing prose, poetry, art, music, and reviews from contemporary artists and writers from around the world.

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Research Databases for the Extended Essay: Film

5 Apr

* Film Resources at the Lincoln Library *

Film Criticism books – click here

Musicals 101 is an online encyclopedia of musical theatre, TV and film.

* Film Resources at MultCoLib *

Film Scouts – Includes movie clips, interviews, film reviews, film festival reviews and much more. Primarily a source for some recent releases and information about the cast and crew for the respective films.

Cinema Sites – As its’ name suggests, it is a listing of various cinema websites, broken down by various categories. Whether it’s scripts, film news or someone selling videos, Cinema Sites most likely has a link to it.

The Time Machine: TVLINK – A film and television index of enormous size. Hundreds of links for all sorts of TV and film related interests.

American Communication Association Center for Communication Studies – Contains a list of links broken down into four categories: Film Scholarship (journals, scholarly organizations, etc.), General Film Studies, Film Business and Screenwriting.

Yahoo: movies and films – Breaks down film into various categories for browsing, including: Titles, Actors and Actresses, Box Office Reports, Filmmaking, Genres, Theaters, Reviews, By Region, and many more.

American Film Institute – Site for the premier Institution of Film in the United States, includes interviews, press releases, information on various films and more. In addition, it incorporates various Top 100 lists the AFI has created in the past few years.

Senses of Cinema: Links – Australian-based website with links page that lists a plethora of international journals and archives. Notes when new issue goes up or when a new link is added.

* Electronic Journals in Film Studies *

Animation Journal – “Founded in 1991, Animation Journal is the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to animation history and theory. Its content reflects the diversity of animation’s production techniques and national origins.”

The MacGuffin – A journal for Hitchcock Scholars with information on the director, each of his films, various articles, essays and more.

Canadian Journal of Film Studies Online – “The aim of the Film Studies Association of Canada has been to foster and advance scholarship in the history and art of film and related fields as well as to aid those teaching film and video production at Canadian colleges and universities.”

Hollywood Reporter – The “Hollywood” daily newspaper, it covers all the entertainment news and its’ online site does the same. Interviews, reviews, columns, etc., of the latest in film, television, music and more.

Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture – “Images publishes articles about movies, television, videos, and other popular visual arts. Images is a quarterly journal, but it adds new articles and reviews every week; so check back often.”

Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media – Online journal that comes out twice a year. Covers film all over the world with essays, interviews, reviews and film festival reviews.

Laser Scans – Site that sells DVDs, but more importantly, lists upcoming releases.

ScreenSite: Journals – Excellent list of European film journals and databases, feminist film and American film journals

Screening the Past – Australian web-journal of visual media and history. Includes articles, book reviews and much more.

The Internet Movie Database – The mother of all movie databases, includes many obscure feature films and short films. Nine times out of ten, your answer can be found here.

All-Movie Guide – Run by the same people who operate the All-Music Guide, the All-Movie Guide is an extensive guide to films, directors, actors and much more.

Movie Database at TV Guide – Includes a wide variety of information about new releases in both the theater and on DVD. Q&A, movie reviews, coming soon section and much more.

CineFiles: World Cinema Archive – “CineFiles is a database of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the Pacific Film Archive Library’s collection.”

Hollywood Online – Information on movies, movie times, reviews, celebrities, upcoming releases and more.

Moviefinder from E! Online – Movie reviews based on a grade scale and movie news are included at this site.

Chicago Sun Times Online –Roger Ebert filmcritic.com – “One of the oldest and certainly the liveliest film and movie review destination on the Web! Founded in 1995 as The Movie Emporium, filmcritic.com hosts more than 5,000 movie reviews and feature stories contributed by some 20 critics located throughout the country.”

Special Topics: Web-Streamed and Downloadable Videos or Short Films

Film Scouts – Includes movie clips, interviews, film reviews, film festival reviews and much more. Primarily a source for some recent releases and information about the cast and crew for the respective films.

Directors

Director’s Guild of America

Writers

Writers Guild of America

Script Fly.com

Film History

American Memory @ the Library of Congress – Motion Picture Collection 1894-present

Film History Index: Journals (http://vlib.iue.it/hist-film/journals.html)

African-Americans and Film

Black Film Center / Archive – At Indiana University, resources page

Yahoo: Movies and Film: African-American – Links for those interested in understanding the relationship between African-Americans and film.

Women and Film

Women’s Studies: Film Reviews – At the University of Maryland. Contains film reviews taken from a women’s studies’ perspective.

Women and Film in Europe – “The objective of the Working Group is to research the history of women and film in Europe and to make this findings available to others.”

Women in the Director’s Chair – “Women in the Director’s Chair (WIDC) is a Chicago-based, international media arts /activist organization which exhibits, promotes, and educates about media made by women, girls and transgendered people that express a diversity of cultures, experiences, and issues.”

New York Women in Film and Television – “NYWIFT was founded in 1977 by a handful of women who felt New York needed a networking and education forum for women in the entertainment industry. It is the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York City.” Film festivals, awards, and “best of” lists

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Here you can view the Oscar winners, both past and present

National Film Preservation Board – maintains the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress

American Film Institute

* Journals That Publish Articles in Film Studies *

 Asian Cinema; Bright Lights; Camera Obscura; CineAction!; Cineaste; Cinefantastique; Cinema Journal; Communications Quarterly; Continuum; Critical Inquiry; Discourse; East-West Film Journal; Film and History; Film Comment; Film Criticism; Film History; Film Quarterly; Filmfax; Films in Review; Genders; Genre; Images; Iris; Journal of Film and Video; Journal of Popular Culture; Journal of Popular Film and Television; Jump Cut; Kinema; Literature/Film Quarterly; Millennium Film Journal; New Orleans Review; October; PMLA; Postmodern Culture; Postscript; Public Culture; Quarterly Review of Film and Video; Screen; Sight and Sound; South Atlantic Quarterly; Southern Quarterly; Velvet Light Trap; Wide Angle; Yale Journal of Criticism

Research Databases for the Extended Essay: Literature

4 Apr

literature

* LITERATURE RESOURCES AT the Lincoln Library *

Literary Criticism Books – click here

Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.

Gale databases

Basic and advanced searching supported by subject indexing and journal searching to assist you in performing thorough investigations of your research topics. You can print, e-mail or download multiple articles.

Opposing Viewpoints

Username: port   Password: oslis

Provides the information you need to develop and strengthen critical thinking about key issues. Access viewpoint articles, statistics, primary documents, web sites,periodicals, and pamphlets.

Student Research Center: EBSCO

Search for full text articles published from 1990 on in nearly 2,000 magazines. You can print, e-mail or download multiple articles.

Multnomah County Library Databases

A collection of research tools selected and organized by reference staff at Multnomah County Library. Most of these resources require that you have the barcode from your Multnomah County Library Card. This is where you can access subject specific databases such as Literature Resource Center and Oxford Art Online.

The BBC

The British Broadcasting news source, online.

CNN News Reports

A great source for breaking news of many different kinds.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Gallup Opinion Polls

Newslink

Foreign articles of news.

Time Inc.

Works closely with CNN, another good wide-range news source.

US Newspapers

Links to over 3,300 United States Newspapers.

Mythology

Encyclopedia Mythica is an award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.

Theoi Greek Mythology is a site that explores Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. This site is not as authoritative as Encyclopedia Mythica.

Poetry

Poets.org includes lists of poems, links to selected poems and biographical information about poets.

Library of Congress Poetry Center

Modern American Poetry

The Poetry Portal is a gateway to a variety of websites for poetry enthusiasts.

Billy Collins’ website where he posts a poem a day for high school students to enjoy.

Gallup.com allows you to search for national poll/survey information by topic.

Mediachannel.org is a public interest website on global media issues. It features criticism and investigative reporting about the media from hundreds of organizations worldwide.

Take Back the Media is a cooperative project by progressive American citizens dismayed at what they see as pro-government, pro-corporate bias shown by American media. In addition, they advocate using economic boycotts and other nonviolent action to bring back responsibility to the corporate media.

The Media Research Center (MRC) is a conservative media watchdog organization concerned with what it perceives to be a liberal bias in the news and entertainment media. In 1995 it opened the Parents Television Council to bring family programming back to television. MRC publishes the monthly newsletters Media Watch and Notable Quotables.

Center for Media Literacy: (CML) is a media education organization. CML seeks to give the public power over the media by fostering media literacy. The center publishes the quarterly Media & Values.

Center for Media and Public Affairs: (CMPA) is a research organization that studies the media treatment of social and political affairs. It uses surveys to measure the media’s influence on public opinion. It publishes the monthly Media Monitor, the monograph A Day of Television Violence, and various other books, articles, and monographs.

Fair is a nonprofit progressive media watch organization has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.

Arthurian Legend
Encyclopedia Mythica is an award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.Click on the link provided under Featured Area.


* LITERATURE RESOURCES AT MultCoLib *

 

Books in Print

Search for books, video and audio materials in print, forthcoming and out of print. Special sections include author biographies, awards and a directory of publishers.

Granger’s World of Poetry

Granger’s provides thousands of poems in full text, biographies of leading poets, commentaries and an audio listening room.

Literature Resource Center

Search biographies, essays and timelines for over 120,000 literary figures.

NoveList Plus

Novelist is a readers’ advisory service that gives book recommendations for favorite authors, titles and series.

Oxford English Dictionary

A guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of words, both present and past.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest offers excerpts and full-text reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety sources. Review sources include newspapers, popular magazines and academic journals as far back as 1983.

Library2Go

Library2Go is a collection of audiobooks, eBooks and more that can be downloaded to a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, eReaders and mobile devices.

Literature Criticism Online

Search for authors, poetry and literary criticism resources to help you with your term paper.

Public Library Complete from ebrary

More than 28,000 streaming, adult e-books, mostly nonfiction. Highlight, take notes, print pages and more.

* IPL (Internet Public Library): Literature *

IPL — Arts and Humanities — Literature — Criticism

22 resources

Undergraduate Guide to Critical Theory

A guide to some major schools of critical theory; provides examples of their usage. Features links to other critical theory sites.

BookRags.com

BookRags.com provides free classical study guides, book notes, eBooks and essays. It covers the subject areas of English, History, and Math & Science in an easily-searchable format.

Literary Criticism

The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

New York Journal of Books

Reviews of new fiction and nonfiction in many genres. Many reviewers are authors or publishing industry professionals.

IPL FAQ: Literary Criticism

I need criticism of The Color Purple. Find out from this IPL Frequently Asked Question site.

The Modern Word

Provides biographical and critical essays, bibliographies, and links relating to experimental twentieth century authors, such as Pynchon, Kafka, and Joyce.

 

The Gothic: Materials for Study

Includes several critical essays about the Gothic literary period. Links and an annotated bibliography point to additional resources.

Modern American Poetry

Aims to provide “a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time.” Includes biographical information, bibliographies, criticism, commentary, and links to online copies of works on major modern American poets.

LitLinks

Includes short biographies and web links to resources for a multitude of authors, past and present. Search for authors or browse alphabetically by last name.

A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism, and Philology

Bibliography with over 200,000 entries dedicated to the study of literary theory and criticism of authors writing in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Also covers linguistics, cultural studies, discourse analysis, and general philology.

T.S. Eliot: The Sacred Wood : Essays on Poetry and Criticism

A volume of literary criticism by the landmark modernist poet, T.S. Eliot. Although Eliot writes about literature, his thinking is strongly influenced by his philosophical training. To grasp Eliot’s philosophy would require a lifetime of study. However, one can begin to get a feel for his ideas through a study of this famous work of criticism.

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature – A Research and Reference Guide

Detailed guide to finding literary criticism and commentary about American authors. Arranged by literary periods and includes introductions and general bibliographies for each period.

FreeBooknotes.com

“FreeBooknotes.com is dedicated to finding all of the sites with free book notes (similar to “cliff notes”) and indexing all the individual free study guides and free book summaries for you on one easy to navigate site. What we’ve done is gone through all these reputable book summary sites and added a link to each individual guide on our page for t …

Comics Worth Reading

“News and reviews of graphic novels, manga, comic books, and related subjects.” Includes sections on indy comics, superheroes, comics by women, comic classics, and minicomics.

Modern American Poetry

Modern American Poetry is a collaborative effort that aims to provide “a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time.” One can find biographical information, bibliographies, criticism, commentary, and links to online copies of works on major modern American poets.

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature

Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century and Restoration and 18th Century literary texts. Entries for each author include: works, biography, criticism, quotations and links. Texts are from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed.

Voices from the Gaps

Promotes women writers and artists of color. Designed and maintained by University of Minnesota and contains biographies and literary analysis of the artists’ work. Also has blogs from the artists and recorded interviews. A good place to start research about these artists and writers.

PinkMonkey

Pink Monkey is a study resource targeted for junior high, high school and college students. It offers a library of free online literature summaries with a number of study guides and book notes.

Shmoop: Study Guides, Teacher Resources

Find comprehensive and fun study guides for major works of literature, poetry and major events in US History. Also includes lesson plans and ideas for teachers.

IPL — Arts and Humanities — Literature — Literature by Time Period

17 resources

British Women Playwrights Around 1800

“A website that facilitates scholarship and discussion of these neglected playwrights and supports the work of theatre history and Romantic studies scholars engaged in exploring how electronic editing, resources, and collaboration can enhance scholarship and teaching about this segment of dramaturgical history. Our mission is to mount online texts …

The Web of American Transcendentalism

This site contains a wealth of information about the roots, influences, and works of the American Transcendentalist writers. Includes a thorough list of links to Transcendentalist authors and their texts, extensive background information and criticism on their ideas and philosophy, and links to additional web resources and bibliographies. From th …

The Modern Word

Provides biographical and critical essays, bibliographies, and links relating to experimental twentieth century authors, such as Pynchon, Kafka, and Joyce.

The Gothic: Materials for Study

Includes several critical essays about the Gothic literary period. Links and an annotated bibliography point to additional resources.

Japanese Authors and Works

Contains lists of Japanese authors organized by time period and alphabetically, 1945-present. An overview of literary history in the pre-modern and modern period is also available with regularly updataed news relating to Japanese literature.

NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources

NetSERF is an extremely thorough and extensive database of information on any and all aspects of medieval society and its culture. It includes search engines and a fantastic glossary for obscure medieval terminology. It also includes an extensive bibliography of sources divided up by specializations. This includes everything from history to lite …

Aspects of the Victorian Book

This site explains how the mechanization of the industrial revolution and increased literacy changed publishing during 19th-century England. This site discusses penny dreadfuls, yellow backs, children’s books, magazines, and novels.

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature – A Research and Reference Guide

Detailed guide to finding literary criticism and commentary about American authors. Arranged by literary periods and includes introductions and general bibliographies for each period.

The Internet Classics Archive

The more famous and some lesser known authors of Greek and Roman literature, as well as a few Chinese and Persian works. One can also see other readers’ opinions and thoughts on the works and respond to them or post one’s own. A search engine is provided.

Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

A comprehensive resource for Medieval Studies: bibliographies, European cultural studies, pedagogical resources, professional information and organizations, electronic texts, music.

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature

Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century and Restoration and 18th Century literary texts. Entries for each author include: works, biography, criticism, quotations and links. Texts are from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed.

The Victorian Women Writers Project

The project was developed in order to provide accurate and complete digital texts of works by British women writers of the 19th century. Offerings include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama from over forty authors.

The Online Medieval and Classical Library

“The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.” The site is searchable or browsable by title, author, genre, and original language (all works translated save for those in Middle English).

Literature & Culture of the American 1950s

A collection of online readings relating to the literature and culture of the United States in the 1950s.

Thomas More Studies

This comprehensive site features a biography and a chronology of More’s life in addition to teaching resources and full-text of much of More’s writings. Find out more about his role as a statesman in 16th-century England, his trial and his political philosophy at this site.

The Victorian Web

Includes information about authors from the Victorian era and background information about the society. Has contextual links for authors which provide information on those authors’ politics, religious beliefs, bibliographies, as well as symbolism and themes used in their literature.

The Literature & Culture of the American 1950s

This searchable site features an extensive, alphabetical list of links and readings on the American 1950s and links to Cold War sites.

Extended Essay Research Tips: Oxford Art Online

2 Apr



– You know the subject but not the topic. Do a broad search for entries about your subject ↓


– Once you know your topic, keep an eye out for keywords/phrases/works of art/critics/etc/ that will aid you in further research ↓



– Now that you have your subject & topic, go back to the Advanced Search page to see what else you can find. Depending on your research results, click either Full article text (more results but often less relevant; though, it could produce interesting tangents to explore) or Entry title (less results but often more relevant, which helps if exploring a well-known topic)   ↓

 

– If you’re still getting too many hits, refine by category and/or display results ↓

– Start reading!

– Searching the research databases uses much of the same rationale in terms of forming a search strategy.

 JSTOR EXAMPLE ↓



– You can also use the detailed record to find keywords/phrases/people/etc. ↓




Extended Essay Research Tips: Oxford Music Online

22 Mar



– You know the subject but not the topic. Do a broad search for entries about your subject ↓



– Once you know your topic, keep an eye out for keywords/phrases/works of art/critics/etc/ that will aid you in further research ↓



– Now that you have your subject & topic, go back to the Advanced Search page to see what else you can find. Depending on your research results, click either Full article text (more results but often less relevant; though, it could produce interesting tangents to explore) or Entry title (less results but often more relevant, which helps if exploring a well-known topic)   ↓


– If you’re still getting too many hits, refine by category and/or display results ↓



– Start reading!


– Searching the research databases uses much of the same rationale in terms of forming a search strategy.

 JSTOR EXAMPLE ↓



– You can also use the detailed record to find keywords/phrases/people/etc. ↓


Extended Essay Research Tips: Lit. Resource Center

21 Mar

– In searching Lit Resource Center, be sure check to peer-reviewed publications in order to ensure you only look at scholarly sources↓



– Use the limiters on the left hand side as well as the content type tabs above the results if you need to narrow your search ↓

– When using EBSCO-related databases, pay attention to the detailed record. You’ll often find other keywords/key phrases that could aid you in your research ↓

 

IB Extended Essay Conferences

15 Oct

Hey IB Seniors,

Don’t forget this Wednesday, October 17th from 8-10am to come to the Library for IB Extended Essay Conferences. and be sure to bring your outline (or what you have thus far).

If you still need an outline template, you can pick one up at the Writing Center table or clicking here.

See you then!

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