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* Dance: Databases

Online arts resources in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Click here to access some of our favorites at the UKL Little Fine Arts Library in addition to using all the ones linked in your own networks.

Important periodicals on dance

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Dance Chronicle cover




American Journal of Dance Therapy cover




Dance Spirit summer 2016 cover

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Dance Notation Bureau



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Online databases for dance history

General Databases & Performance Videos

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Online resources to explore during the COVID-19 pandemic

Online arts resources in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic



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UK Libraries has recently purchased five packages through Drama Online thanks to requests from the CFA Department of Theatre & Dance and the Lucille Caudill Little endowment funds at the Little Fine Arts Library. We are thrilled to offer these to the UK community, particularly in the time of COVID-19. 

Our five packages include the National Theatre Collection, two Royal Shakespeare Company packages, and two Shakespeare's Globe packages: 

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25 films of live productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2013 to 2019, including the 2016-17 production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell Beale and the recent Twelfth Night starring Adrian Edmondson


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30 films recorded live on the Globe stage with actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning Falstaff in Henry IV, and productions including the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, in 2014



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Here are Hyperallergic's 12 selections out of 2,500 world-class museums and galleries that are now offering virtual tours and online collections. - by Hakim Bishara, March 16, 2020



Open Educational Resources (OER) & open textbooks

Mason OER Metafinder
Real-time search engine (not a static database) of OER resources, created by George Mason University

Free resource for the study of art history created by art historians Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Smarthistory is an independent not-for-profit organization and the official partner to Khan Academy for art history.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Pairs essays and works of art with chronologies telling the story of art and global culture through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

Art + Design Online
Digital collections + websites of art, architecture + design images, books, films, photography + more

UbuWeb Dance
Presented in partnership with and is largely curated by Contemporary Dance Video Database