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Musical Theatre

Key Databases

A digital library of plays and reference works, as well as a source of expert guidance in the form of scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis and contextual information. Includes content from Methuen Drama, Faber and Faber, The Arden Shakespeare, Bloomsbury Publishing, and The Victoria and Albert Museum.
The definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts.
Oxford University Press's music reference, including Grove Music Online.
This comprehensive music bibliography features citations, abstracts and subject indexing. It provides broad yet detailed coverage, and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels.

Other Useful Databases

The British Library Sound Archive, one of the world's largest sound archives, offers a ground-breaking online digital resource of sound recordings reflecting the broad spectrum of its holdings.
Digital Theatre Plus offers streamed films of leading British theatre productions for educational use. Each production is supported by additional content, including interviews with the creative and production teams and written study guides.
Full text journals, books and other published sources, covering all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content.
A streaming audio service for classical music, also includes jazz, folk, blues and ethnic music. Recordings are taken mainly from the Naxos catalogues supplemented by tracks from other labels.
Full text access to a collection of archived, searchable British national and regional newspapers, updated daily.
A database of rock music writing, comprising 8,000 articles from US and UK publications: Creem, Trouser Press, Melody Maker, New Musical Express, etc., searchable by artist, date, genre, etc.